When I moved to Dublin in 2007, it didn’t take me long to find Ryan Tubridy on my radio dial. What I hadn’t banked on was just how difficult it would be to avoid him everywhere else. To English friends, I used to describe Mr T , in terms of reach at least, as ‘like [...]
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In her late teens, Jillian Lauren was snapping up luxurious evening gowns and lingerie on shopping sprees at Chanel and Louis Vuitton. She was driven to shops by private chauffeurs and escorted inside by hired security guards; the shop girls scrambled to get her whatever she desired. Her evenings involved wildly elaborate parties, complete with bottomless bottles [...]
Patrick Holford’s appearance on the Late Late on Friday was televised to the nation as a gospel proclamation: come see my magic works and repent, oh ye of little scientific understanding. I presumed that this would be the part of the show where RTE trot out someone to allow the audience to snigger at their [...]
Actress Ruth Negga was born in Ethiopia and grew up between Limerick and London. Having trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Trinity College, she got her first major break in 2005, when she was cast in Neil Jordan’s Breakfast On Pluto. Since then, she has maintained a steady career in theatre, film and television [...]
When film-maker Maya Derrington’s Pyjama Girls opened this year’s Stranger Than Fiction documentary festival in Dublin, it played to a sold-out theatre. The tender-hearted observational doc about two young teens feeling their way through life in the flats of the inner city has been brought back for a week’s run at the Irish Film Institute [...]
In an interview, Hugh Hefner spared women the dignity of full personhood by declaring them sex objects for male gratification and the reproductive function. Hefner explains: “The notion that Playboy turns women into sex objects is ridiculous. Women are sex objects. If women weren’t sex objects, there wouldn’t be another generation. It’s the attraction between [...]
Benedicta Attoh came to Ireland in 2000 when Nigeria’s democracy was still in its infancy. It was a year that saw bitter religious bloodletting in Kaduna in February, riots between Muslims and Christians across the North throughout the summer and by autumn: the outlawing of all tribal malitia groups by an increasingly unstable government. She arrived in [...]