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Takes of a travel addict
  • Travel
  • March 23, 2013, 06:00

It’s been over a decade since I spent three months in China, travelling from the diamond sky-lined eastern cities to the furthest reaches of th(...)

Chris O'Dowd and David Rawle in Moone Boy. Photograph: Pat Redmond

Comedy, says Billy McGrath, is like music. “There’s often a zeitgeist, people latch onto it, and then it burns out.” The laughs start to come f(...)

Memoirs, like memories, are subject to the usual vagaries of life. Often selective, romantic, self-aggrandising and sometimes downright fiction(...)

St Brigid’s Karol Mannion celebrates scoring a goal against Ballymun Kickams during the AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Football Final at Croke Park. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Romance is no stranger to AIB club finals but even by those standards yesterday’s riveting football decider was pure Hollywood. Seven times Ros(...)

Father-and-daughter trainers: Richie and Joanna Clifford on Reality Bites, on RTÉ Two, a series whose lateral approach can generate unexpected results

I like this year’s series of Reality Bites, and not just because each slice-of-Irish-life documentary is well made but also because they are pl(...)

The British broadcaster received ¤382 million in subscription and advertising revenues in the Irish market in 2011, the last year for wh(...)

Long drawn-out: Aidan Gillen and Leila Mimmack in the series Mayday, which was two episodes too long

Perhaps I have watched too many crime dramas, but any time a station radically changes its schedule to make room for a series, I suspect all is(...)

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