Return of the gross-out comedy king - Tom Green

Tom Green has been fired by Trump on The Apprentice, married to Drew Barrymore and made a TV show about his testicle, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Scene + Heard: Music, film and gig news

Here’s what’s going on this weekend. 

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Slash talks sobriety and jamming with Rory Gallagher

Ahead of Guns N' Roses appearance at Slane Castle over the weekend, we look back at this 2014 exclusive interview with guitarist Slash, as he spoke to Ed Power about being sober and jamming with Rory Gallagher.

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Better late than never for Seán Ó Liatháin and his debut record

IF SEÁN Ó Liatháin has taken a lifetime to get around to recording his debut CD, he has ample excuse, writes Pet O’Connell.

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A question of taste - Carl Plover

Cork-based performer Wasps vs Humans (aka Carl Antony Plover) is starring in The Nearly Men which comes to Cork Arts Theatre on the evening of Thursday, June 1. 

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Cork woman Orla O’Sullivan didn't let being deaf stop her pursuing her love of music

Cork woman Orla O’Sullivan became deaf in infancy through a side-effect of medication. As a new RTÉ documentary shows, it didn’t stop her pursuing her love of music, writes Marjorie Brennan

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Director Stephen Frears has a new-found love for West Cork

As he gets ready for the Fastnet Film Festival, director Stephen Frears tells Esther McCarthy about his work on such movies such as Philomena and The Snapper, as well as his new-found love for West Cork

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GAMETECH: Taking aim to join the elite

LIKE Cristiano Ronaldo, Karl Fairburne enjoys shooting from distance. Except in this case, Fairburne isn’t placing his boot on a football, but on the arses of Nazi war criminals, writes Ronan Jennings.

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Behind the scenes of short film Forgive Us Our Sins

As she gets ready to show her short film in Schull, Sarah Horgan takes us behind the scenes

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Denise Gough’s latest role is 'destroying' her — but she wouldn’t have it any other way

Irish actress Denise Gough tells Jeananne Craig why she couldn’t be happier with the gritty lead role in Paula

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Roger Moore and his memories of Dublin and seven Bond outings

This article first appeared on November 8, 2016

Roger Moore came to Ireland last November to talk with his fans. Esther McCarthy met the 90-year-old who had seven outings as James Bond

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Hugh Cornwell says music needs something to lash out against

Frontman for The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell tells Ed Power why he thinks it’s important to have something to lash out against in music

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5 things to do this week

Some great things to see and do this week. 

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The best music festivals taking place outside Ireland

From Glasto to Spain, there are a flock of festivals that could tempt you overseas in the coming months, writes Ed Power

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FIRST THOUGHTS: Anti-imperialism of Parnell’s party

EXOTIC names of places like Kabul, Kandahar and Khartoum were on the lips of many Irish people not only during the past 20 years but also in the 1870s and 1880s.

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City of light... and dark

The City of Light is also the city of the night — the city of the poor, outcasts, criminals, prostitutes, eccentrics and the wilfully nonconforming. TP O’Mahony leafs through Luc Sante’s salute to his beloved Paris

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Keeping one step ahead of our brains is easier said than done

CAROLINE WILLIAMS wanted to outsmart her brain. Research over the last decade shows that the brain is ‘plastic’: it physically adapts as we learn new things.

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‘I couldn’t write same book twice and I wouldn’t want to’

William Wall is the only European winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize in America, which he garnered for his latest book ‘The Islands’. Sue Leonard catches up with him

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Touching story of the travails of Iranian family life

THE title, I Hid My Voice, has the ring of a true-life confession, but this compelling and skillfully constructed novel delivers much more than that.

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Beginner's Pluck: Neil Hegarty

In 1998, leaving university, Neil worked as an editor for a dot com travel company.

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What to watch on TV this week

Des O’Driscoll has the complete list of what you should watch on your couch this week.

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Twin Peaks: It is happening again

As David Lynch’s classic TV series is revived for a third run, Caroline Delaney recalls some of those quirky characters from 25 years ago

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Scene and heard: The latest entertainment news

Des O’Driscoll with the latest entertainment news and events

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Striking the right note at Fastnet Film Festival

Carl Davis has scored such films as The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and comes to the Fastnet Film Festival with his new Charlie Chaplin project, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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House of Pain reminisce about visiting Ireland

House of Pain have fond memories of playing in Ireland, despite spending time in the back of a garda van, writes Ed Power

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A question of taste: Derry Cotter

Derry Cotter was a lecturer in UCC for 35 years. His first stage play, The Inheritance, opens tonight in the Cork Arts Theatre, and will also be performed by the UCC Players in Ardmore, Co Waterford on Friday, May 26 . Cotter was born in a pub in the North Main Street, Cork, which his parents used to run for Murphy’s Brewery. He is married to Carmel, and they have four children.

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Trad meets technology for World Fiddle Day

A marriage of tradition and technology may be a match made in heaven for this year’s World Fiddle Day, writes Pet O’Connell

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Palestinian writer Raja Shehadeh is reading between the lines

In advance of his visit to Ireland, Palestinian writer Raja Shehadeh tells Ellie O’Byrne why he still has hope for his homeland

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Game Tech: Bordering on not being a game at all

The latest gaming news with Ronan Jennings

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Guy Ritchie standing by new King Arthur film

Critics have not been kind so far, but Guy Ritchie is sticking by his new King Arthur film, not least the casting of David Beckham, writes Susan Griffin

 

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Five things to watch out for in Cannes

As the world’s most famous film festival kicks off, Helen Barlow selects some of the highlights

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Lauren Child, children's author, gets into character

As the final instalment of her Ruby Redfort series is released, Lauren Child reflects on the quirky kids and teen detectives that have made her so popular, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Steve Wickham is still getting a buzz from his music

From U2 to The Waterboys, the ace fiddler has played on some iconic tracks. Now settled in Sligo, he’s named his new album after his beekeeping hobby, writes Ed Power.

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