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Two Cities One Book Festival

Two Cities One Book Festival This year’s Dublin: One City One Book Festival will become the Two Cities One Book Festival as a special tribute to the 2016 commemoration programme. The programme for the festival was launched this week. Dublin will be joining Belfast for a combined festival. The programme... 

IMMA’s Announced Programme For Commemoration Year

IMMA’s Announced Programme For Commemoration Year The Irish Museum of Modern Art has announced its programme for this commemoration year, which will involve the Lucian Freud Project. It will be showcased alongside an expanded 2016 programme of new works starting on the 24th March. These new works... 

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Jacob Hunt is an 18 – year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome.  He lives with his mother and brother in a small town.  His family don’t have friends because people don’t understand his condition. He is honest and diligent about following rules and gets very upset when people break them. ... 

Hello, It’s Adele

                                                   Myself and my dear friend Paula managed to bag free tickets to see Adele perform in the 3 Arena over the weekend. We arrived when Adele just came on and in the middle of her intro song, Hello. We had... 

First Snow of Winter

First Snow of Winter 4th March 2016 by/Tony Gorman I watched the first snowflake’s fall gently in the breeze And slowly build on branches as they settled in the trees Creating a white outline on those branches big and small And artistically crown the mountain peaks like a picture on a wall They gathered... 

Are We Becoming Too Dependent On Technology?

Are We Becoming Too Dependent On Technology? Technology is progressing all the time, so much so, that some of us (who are not technically minded) can barely keep up with it.  When I was growing up, there were no mobiles, social media, laptops, ipads or tablets. We had computers but people usually used... 

Don’t Let Me Go – by Susan Lewis

Don’t Let Me Go – by Susan Lewis When Charlotte becomes her social worker, she risks everything to ensure that 3 year old Chloe is kept out of care, and can live with her.  After witnessing a terrible crime they have left their troubled pasts behind in Britain, and have immigrated to New Zealand... 

St Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine himself On Sunday the world will be celebrating St Valentine’s Day. Many men and women across the globe will be hoping for their special Valentine to arrive with a gift, as a token of their love. St Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th February and in the Eastern Orthodox Churches... 

Without you – By Saskia Sarginson

   When 17- year old Eva goes missing after a sailing trip, everyone except her younger sister Faith, thinks she has drowned.  Faith remains adamant that her sister is alive, and tells anyone who will listen, that she thinks Eva is been kept as a prisoner by a wild man from the island.  Her... 

High Tide to Dublin 31st January 2016

High Tide to Dublin 31st January 2016 Those chimneys of Ringsend with their colours of red and white Greet the ships sailing into Dublin Quay by daytime and by night Bringing back long lost friends from countries far and near Reminding them there will always be a welcome over here And as the people... 

Terry Wogan/Gods Right Hand Man

Terry Wogan/Gods Right Hand Man 31st January 2016 Terry was a true gentleman of integrity and wit His usual kind of sign off was he’d be back again forthwith And his joking was of a family kind that always made you smile He had that gentle nature that amused you all the while In conversation his enticement... 

Dublin Gig Guide

Dublin Gig Guide   Aiken Promotion’s Present Vicar Street Venue              28 Thomas Street Dublin 8   Bagatelle                               (Thursday 11th February 2016)              Tickets €33.50 Bell X1            ... 

What We Call Love Exhibition

What We Call Love Exhibition The Irish Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting a major exhibition called ‘What We Call Love’ which is about how artist’s perception of love has developed over the 20th and 21st century.  The Artists look at significant changes in social culture during the 20’s,... 

Alternative Wedding Photography

Last summer, Ireland made history by becoming the first country in the world to pass gay marriage by popular vote, and since last November it has been made official for LGBT couples to marry.  Romantic love between any two people is beautiful, and the way they want to celebrate their special day should... 

David Bowie a final trip for The Starman

David Bowie a final trip for The Starman 14th January 2016 by/Tony Gorman Ground control to Major Tom David was here but now he’s gone He took his leave upon our planet To be immortalised in clay and granite In the earth he will remain A hidden illness was to blame On a tombstone they’ll scribed... 

A Storm called Frank

On a flood soaked plain they tried in vain To stop the river’s rising high With sandbags filling weakened banks As the rain clouds hovered in the sky The winds they raised to gale-force strength And the heavens opened wide The seas became a turbulent force At the rising of the tide Immersed with sea... 

A Hit Awakens

A Hit Awakens It’s arguably the most anticipated movie event in over a decade and it’s almost here. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in Irish cinemas this week. When the first teaser trailer was released last year, it was viewed over 50 million times in the first week alone. Advance... 

“Oh Yes” I remember it well

“Oh Yes” I remember it well 14th December 2015 by/Tony Gorman Remember those days when we were young And Christmas came our way And the dreams of all our presents Were delivered on a sleigh And that jolly man who brought them With his calls of ho- ho- ho With his white beard and red outfit He stole... 

Sir Antony Gormley at IMMA

Sir Antony Gormley is a British artist and sculptor who was born in London on the 30th August 1950. He is of Irish and German descent. Sir Antony has been sculpting since the 60’s. His work is inspired of the relationship of the human body and the space he lives in. His acclaimed for his public... 

Winner Of The SDC International Design Competition

Aoife Mullane Winner Of The SDC International Design Competition Aoife Mullane from Bray is this year’s winner of the SDC International Design Competition. An event was held at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London where she was awarded the Veronica Bell Trophy and a £1,000 cash prize for... 
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