George Hook

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Faces of Cork. From top left: Robert Ziegler, Colonel Barry Hanan, Prof Máire Mulcahy, Billy McGill, Flynn Johansson, Clodagh McKenna, Leslie Buckley and Derval O’Rourke. Photographs: Michael Sheehan, David Cantwell and John Daly

A photographic exhibition that seeks to capture the essence of Cork city in a collection of 60 faces was unveiled yesterday. A fisherman, a film-maker(...)

Model behaviour: cyclists in Copenhagen. Photograph: Ulrik Jantzen/Bloomberg

Cyclists have a bad reputation: riding too fast, running red lights, going against the traffic up one-way streets and clipping the wing mirrors of car(...)

May Kay from Fight Like Apes lays down a track at Helium

Imagine my delight when a young lady at a gig last weekend asked me which band I was playing with. What had led her to this assumption? Was I emitt(...)

Divisive: Margaret Thatcher, photographed in 1987. Photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

She was a polarising figure in life, so it was hardly surprising that Margaret Thatcher should prove equally divisive in death. As well the sharply(...)

We may be losing our religion, but many of us clearly still believe in saints. The idea of the national broadcaster devoting four hours of airt(...)

Is George Hook the new Michael Flatley ? On a recent visit to his former school, Presentation Brothers College in Cork, the curmudgeonly(...)

 Ger Gilroy photographer at the museum in Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

It was the end of an era, as swift as it was unforeseen. Ger Gilroy, unexpectedly thrust into his new role as host of Off The Ball (Newstalk, w(...)

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