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Ina Boyle: Songs from the Great Sugarloaf

Ina Boyle: Songs from the Great Sugarloaf

Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Maxim Rodshtein vs Bassem Amin, French Club Championship 2019, Brest, France

Better by the dozen: Fabulous dishes from the Twelve Hotel

Better by the dozen: Fabulous dishes from the Twelve Hotel

Martin O’Donnell, head chef at the Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway, shares four recipes as the hotel celebrates its 12th birthday this year

Scenes from the age of anxiety: Artist Brian Teeling on vulnerability

Scenes from the age of anxiety: Artist Brian Teeling on vulnerability

A crashed luxury car; a stash of photos from a non-suicide; a catalogue of assignations. Visual artist Brian Teeling’s current Imma exhibit takes a blunt look at maleness, intimacy, fear and his own inner life

Unravelling the two threads of the Pride Festival

Unravelling the two threads of the Pride Festival

The annual Pride event has become so socially acceptable that even organisations like the GAA and An Garda Síochána are participating in it. But some battle-hardened members of the gay community see things differently

The sweetest escapes: Ireland's stellar hotel suites

The sweetest escapes: Ireland's stellar hotel suites

In need of some summer rest and relaxation? Take a break in an Irish suite

Loss leader: Elizabeth Day on the joy of failure

Loss leader: Elizabeth Day on the joy of failure

Failure is a natural and unavoidable part of living, says writer Elizabeth Day. By speaking in a very candid and public way about her own private crises, she hopes to help others come to terms with the more painful events in their own lives

Study of our recent political past finds few reasons to be cheerful

Study of our recent political past finds few reasons to be cheerful

Empire of Democracy by Simon Reid-Henry demonstrates the necessity of inquiry into our recent past. It yields insights that help us understand our present and imagine the possibilities of our future

Haunting, slow-paced award winner tells of love after the darkness

Haunting, slow-paced award winner tells of love after the darkness

Emily Ruskovich's Idaho is a narrative for readers who love to savour each word in a fiction, and who appreciate the value of a vividly etched description

An engaging study of Orwell’s 70-year-old political masterpiece

An engaging study of Orwell’s 70-year-old political masterpiece

Dorian Lynskey traces the genesis of Nineteen Eighty-Four back to the Spanish Civil War, in which Orwell fought with a Marxist militia, but saw his comrades torn apart by factionalism and propaganda

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

High stools are the enemy of short people, pregnant women, those with disabilities and those nursing injuries. So why do so many panel events force participants to use them?

Emer’s week

Emer’s week

Latest Toy Story passes the quality test

Latest Toy Story passes the quality test

The returning Toy Story veterans are joined by several new creative hands for a story that feels fresh and invigorating while remaining true to all the glories that have come before

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

Waterloo and wine fit for an emperor

Waterloo and wine fit for an emperor

Today, Napoleon may be associated with brandy, but his life-long affection for Champagne and Burgundy should not be forgotten