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Book Review: Antkind

David Prendeville The first novel by the great Charlie Kaufman is every bit as original, disturbing and hilarious as one would expect. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of unique, brilliant films such as Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless […]

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Education Expo in the RDS & Virtual Education Expo 2020

Geneva Pattison The annual Education Expo is expected to take place on August 29th of this year, with added safety measures put in place to ensure social distance is maintained. The free event will allow prospective students to meet course […]

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Save fuel, money and emissions on your motoring staycation

Advice from SEAI For those who haven’t switched to an electric vehicle and are still driving a petrol or diesel car, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has some tips to help you drive more efficiently. This will help […]

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Editor’s Corner

Beibhinn Byrne Welcome Back! It has been the worst of times and the best of times and how we have missed each other and the routine customs we took for granted. There is a lot to question and a lot […]

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Football returns and the clubhouse is (nearly) ready

Kathrin Kobus It was a long interruption no one had truly anticipated back in March when suddenly the Covid 19 crisis grew much larger and stopped everything, not just on the sports level, in its tracks. The football leagues were […]

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Herbert Park home of The O’Rahilly faces demolition

Dermot Carmody A decision is due by August 24th from An Bord Pleanála on a Social Housing Development (SHD) planning application by the owners of The Herbert Park Hotel. If plans for a 12-story apartment development on the site go […]

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Stephen Kenny takes over as Ireland manager

David Prendeville One very small piece of good news to come about over the last number of weeks is that Mick McCarthy’s reign of terror as Ireland manager has come to an end. I’ve documented in this paper the absurd […]

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Celebrating virtual Heritage Week 2020

BY Alyson Gavin, event coordinator To mark Heritage Week 2020, a virtual presentation entitled “St John’s Sandymount: our educational and cultural heritage” will be available from 15th August on the church’s website www.sandymount.dublin.anglican.org.   Using the records of St John’s, newspaper […]

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Crossing the Sea

BY Gordon P Kelly III and editor The Poolbeg Yacht club sent us the following story, how a buoy which made a journey from North Carolina to the other side of the Atlantic is now a snug at their yacht […]

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Live Aid: the “Global Jukebox” 35 years on

Peter McNamara This summer will see the 35th anniversary of Live Aid, the greatest charity rock concert the world has ever seen. Masterminded by Dublin-born Bob Geldof, the event was organised in aid of Ethiopia, and the terrible famine it […]

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