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Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

1968: Front row - Willie Breslin, Dermie McClenaghan, Johnny White, Fionnbarra Ó Dochartaigh, Michael Canavan, Billy Kelsall, Ivan Cooper, John Hume, James Doherty, John Patton, Claude Wilton, Brendan Hinds. Aidan McKinney is in the third row, directly behind Dermie McClenaghan; Terry Doherty’s hair is visible but his face is obscured behind Michael Canavan. Photograph: Larry Doherty

On a bright, cold Sunday morning, six men line up in the middle of Derry’s Craigavon Bridge. It is 50 years since they stood on that same bridge, arm(...)

Enniskerry locals were sad to see the barista-and-baker pair of Andrew and Santina Kennedy shuttering their village cafe, a popular coffee-and-gossip (...)

 Bryan Cooper: when he lost his job as Gigginstown’s retained rider in the summer of 2017 he  had to start again.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

In Liberty Hall last Wednesday evening we watched a one-man band lose a fight with himself onstage. Damon Gough, the Manchester singer-songwriter bett(...)

The announcement comes as the company confirms its pricing for the new 3 Series, launched at the Paris motor show last week. Prices start at €43,700 for a 318d SE model

BMW is cutting its Irish list prices by an average of 5.1 per cent across its range, and 3.9 per cent on its Mini models, from November 1st. Accordin(...)

And it’s goodnight from me . . . The Coop and the Cap on Virgin Media’s ‘The Tonight Show’

This week Michael Healy-Rae infiltrated the Dublin 4 media bubble as the co-presenter of Virgin Media’s Tonight Show. He does so with the panache of (...)

Lily Allen: the singer has written an unflinching, unputdownable book

The old house in the countryside that Lily Allen bought, after several years of fame, was at the end of a long, private track. Hugged by the land, in (...)

Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows: The film is so beautifully made, so energetically acted and – a new one for McQueen – so consistently funny that its flaws hardly matter. Photograph: Tiff

It is interesting to note that barely a single US review of Steve McQueen’s indecently entertaining Widows has mentioned Lynda La Plante. For older To(...)

The Mini just zips along, with a sweet personality and an appetite for fun

Clearly, Mini didn’t set up any focus groups in Cork, Clare, Cavan, nor (most pointedly) Carrickmacross, when it laid out the plan for a major update (...)

This famous Ferrari 250 GTO  has, apparently, recently been sold privately for as much as €70 million (€60 million).

A little anecdote, before we get going. Some 21 years ago, just starting my career as a motoring writer, I was dispatched to a car dealer in London to(...)

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