Author John Banville with Miriam O’Callaghan   at Mindfields during Electric Picnic 2011. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

What’s the broadcaster’s take on what’s happening this weekend?

“Loom bands do not demolish buildings, evoke prostitution, or invade sovereign states. This is a good thing.” Photograph: Tobias Hase/EPA

Opinion: The real ‘smart’ action is the art of making something

March for Marriage, organised by LGBT NOISE took place in Dublin today, beginning at City Hall and finishing at the Dept. of Justice, St. Stephen’s Green. Pictured are sisters Fabiana and Giustina Mizzoni, from Stillorgan and Donnybrook respectively. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Participants call for extension of marriage rights to gay and lesbian people in Ireland

‘On Derek Mooney’s radio programme on RTÉ Radio 1 in January, a chat took place between Mooney, who happens to be gay, Tiernan Brady of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, and RTÉ broadcaster Michael Murphy.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Opinion: After the Angelus is broadcast on RTÉ, should we now have an Atheist Minute?

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

The fuss over Fleadh Cheoil’s clumsy association with Shell highlights how tricky it can be to find ‘a good fit’ in difficult time(...)

Una McKevitt: talking about her play Singlehood led to a discussion of online dating. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On RTÉ, Keelin Shanley and Kathryn Thomas emerge in one piece from tricky terrain

‘Born in New Zealand, Tania Rosser is a ferociously skilled player.’ Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Irish sportswomen need more determination and belief than their male counterparts

Best-dressed at the RDS: Carol Kennelly. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

The social pages are filled with glamorous ladies at the races and horse shows, but behind the fake smiles is a bigger lie

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