What’s hot: Budget backpacking and grown-up Trinity Ball

What’s not: Trump chat and pricey househunting

Easter egg hunt: Start researching ones without palm oil now; they can be hard to find

Easter egg hunt: Start researching ones without palm oil now; they can be hard to find

 

WHAT’S HOT

Budget backpacking

Niall Horan did Thailand and the Philippines on €20 a night. If it’s good enough for him…

Drop Dead Twice

The Bring Your Own Booze cocktail bar on Francis Street, Dublin 8. You bring it, they mix it

Kerry to Berlin

A new Ryanair route

‘Catastrophe’

Series 3 starts February 28th

The grown-up’s Trinity Ball

A series of July gigs on the cricket pitch including James Vincent McMorrow and the Pixies

Kiki Na art

Ciarna Pham’s brilliant pop jewellery made in Ireland

Bray Comedy Festival

Have the lolz in Wicklow from the 22nd to the 26th

WHAT’S NOT

Seatwave

The endless frustration of seeing gigs sell out then pop up for sale at ridiculously increased prices

Easter eggs

Start researching ones without palm oil now; they can be hard to find

Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi

A ropey collection that neither reinvents the Tommy style nor gets Gigi’s fashion goals right

‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Such a dud that the audience needs a safe word just to make it stop

House-hunting on Dublin’s southside

Prices rose nearly 10 per cent last year

The Trump monopoly on chat

We have to start small-talking about something else

Pasta sauce in a jar

Cooking sauce sales fell by £30 million in Britain last year

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