Archive for the Culture Category

Tarzan at 100

Tarzan at 100

In 1912 Edgar Burroughs wrote the first Tarzan story, which makes Tarzan 100 years old. Little did Edgar realise his story would spawn hundreds of novels, comics, cartoons and 89 films. Many fine actors played Tarzan including Buster Crabbe, Glen […]

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Soul Sister – Theatre Review

Billie Holiday once said; “Never get involved with a black man in music. He will never succeed like he deserves to and he will take it out on his woman.” A point Ike Turner would go on to horribly illustrate […]

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Social Sabotage?

Social Sabotage?

It was during the summer when David Hill came to terms with the power of social media. The 20-year-old media and film student studying at DBS, felt it was almost compulsory for a young adult to be engrossed in all […]

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Role of Politicians in Oil and Gas Licenses Under Fire

Role of Politicians in Oil and Gas Licenses Under Fire

The relationship of senior politicians to oil and gas executives has come under increased scrutiny as drilling preparation takes place on Dalkey Island. NewsFour looked at several leading politicians from the late 1980’s until the early 1990’s who played a […]

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Porsche Mixte Hybrid

Porsche Mixte Hybrid

With the price of oil going up every day and the worsening shortage crisis worldwide wouldn’t it have been great if the powers that be had continued their research into the Lohner-Porsche Mixte Hybrid? It was the first hybrid vehicle […]

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Our National Treasure

Our National Treasure

Money’s too tight to mention and with another tough budget looming, it’s safe to say, it’s probably not going to get any better for our already over-stretched pockets. But here in the heart of Dublin we have a neglected resource, […]

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Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh Kavanagh

Last month some of Ireland’s biggest Eurovision stars performed a collection of the most memorable songs from the contest’s back catalogue at The Bord G·is Energy Theatre. Amongst them was Niamh Kavanagh, singer of the most beloved winning entry, In […]

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Natural Childbirth

Natural Childbirth

For most women hospital is an integral part of pregnancy but not for Katie Ingle the former Sandymount resident. When Katie first became pregnant she knew straight away that a hospital birth was not for her. She spoke to her […]

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Marble benches at the Lighthouse

Marble benches at the Lighthouse

I took a walk out to the lighthouse on a fine sunny day during the month of November and for the first time noticed two new marble benches which have been erected by the loving families of two men who […]

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Railway Union Ladies Day

Railway Union Ladies Day

The second annual Railway Union RFC Ladies’ Day was held on Saturday 17th November and once again was a resounding success with over 100 in attendance. Friends, family and other halves joined the Railway players in the clubhouse where they […]

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