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There is a point of pride in the Irish household about never turning the heating on outside the months of October to March, no matter what the weather’s like
There are some sins of Irish life that one often only understands if one has been raised in this country. With that in mind, allow me to transport you to a moment in time from earlier in the week.
I sat at home, reading the new John Boyne novel. I was wearing a thick cardigan, snuggled into the sofa. The rain poured down outside the window as the evening darkened into night.
My fiancé sat...
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Appetite For Distraction: this week’s home entertainment picks
Your weekly guide to the best TV shows, podcasts and video games
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