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Magazine Minute: Al Porter, the top 100 golf holes, Aaron Sorkin and bridal style

The very best of The Sunday Business Post Magazine this weekend

14th April, 2017


“People talk about my generation as if we’re entitled, lazy, and I just don’t buy it,” Al Porter tells Catherine Healy in The Sunday Business Post Magazine. The 24-year-old comedian - who can already claim a daily radio show, weekly newspaper column and regular stand up gigs - is a case in point. In this wide-ranging interview, Porter reveals what it has taken to succeed, and how he's reacting to his new-found privilege. The comedian also reveals his ambitious upcoming plans, attitude to money, engagement with social issues and fear that his success could all be gone tomorrow.


The course is one thing, but what makes a brilliant golf hole? Golf architect Ally McIntosh offers his take in this Sunday’s Magazine. “A golf hole that reveals its challenges and choices on repeated plays is almost always a good golf hole,” he writes. “After all, it is one that will breathe and come alive time and time again, never boring the golfer into merely using his technical ability without the need for mental agility.” McIntosh and his colleagues at Irish Golfer Magazine share their insider views on Ireland’s 100 Best Golf Holes in this weekend’ Sunday Business Post Magazine.


Aaron Sorkin is “about to upset a lot of people - if not everyone”. This Sunday, Marion McKeone sits down with the controversial West Wing director to discuss his radical adaption of To Kill A Mockingbird which depicts the beloved Atticus Finch in a completely new light. “Atticus can’t be Atticus from beginning to end. He’s got to become Atticus. […] You have to start with a certain amount of failure…” He’ll also be discussing his battle with drug addiction, his career progression and his recent contentious remarks at the Writers Guild Festival.


Know a bride in search of a dress? You might direct them towards the fashion pages of this Sunday’s Magazine, where we share a very modern take on bridal style. The creation of leading fashion stylist and designer Alison Conneely Arrayed for the Bridal offers a welcome relief to the usual frou frou. “We have just dressed our first two beautiful winter brides,” says Conneely, “both were in their 30's and felt a little daunted by the whole wedding dress shopping experience.” Find out more in the Magazine.

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