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RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy will channel Fantastic Mr Fox for the  opening number of The Late Late Toy Show 2020. The theme for the show is The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl. Photograph: Andres Poveda

It will be a Late Late Toy Show like no other in a year like no other. So many fixtures of the Irish calendar, the St Patrick’s Day parades, the Dubl(...)

Michael Douglas as Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko, whose leadership style was ‘predatory and psychopathic’

If you’ve often thought your boss was like a cross between the ruthless Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians and the icy Don Draper from Mad Men, you co(...)

Malt vinegar chicken, mushrooms, thyme and smoked bacon Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

We managed to get a two-night break in a Dublin hotel recently. It was especially lovely to be on the receiving end of a bit of TLC. The city was eeri(...)

Tiger Woods celebrates with caddie Joe LaCava after winning the 2019 Masters in Augusta, Georgia. Golfers will be desperate to play in this year’s Masters, be it their first or 25th. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Augusta is one venue where silence can never be mistaken for inaction. As the US remains in the grip of Covid-19 – and its sporting calendar is altere(...)

The local multiplier effect means that every €100 spent in the local economy is actually worth €500. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was no sign of much change in consumer behaviour as folk lined up in their hundreds to buy cheap clothes from Penneys when its flagship shop on (...)

Keith Lemon and Eamonn Holmes in The Fantastical Factory Of Curious Craft. Photograph: Channel 4

If you’d told me that at the height of a pandemic there’d be a factory of people toiling to make gewgaws for the television presenter Eamonn Holmes, I(...)

We have been absolutely blessed down in Cork with our plethora of sporting stars and sporting moments that so naturally follow. From gallant footballe(...)

Hyundai and Uber’s all-electric  air taxi at CES 2020. They have agreed to pony up €1.4 billion to fund it. Photograph:  David Becker/Getty Images

Artificial humans, robot taxis and 8K TVs are grabbing the headlines at CES, as the show tries to stay ahead of trends and remain relevant in a fast-m(...)

Hyundai and Uber’s all-electric full-scale electric air taxi, S-AI, is displayed during CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show. Photograph: David Becker/Getty

The chief executive of Toyota was on familiar ground when he told CES, the world’s largest electronics show in Las Vegas, that “no one wants a crystal(...)

Rob Kearney contests a high ball with George North at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The occasion demanded a positive result, the last match at the Aviva stadium for Ireland captain Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt and the home sid(...)

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