Tuesday 26 September 2017

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Alien Invasion

Electro-pop princess Ellie Goulding tells Catriona Gray about her love

of Dingle, running and men from outer space.


What Lenny did

Talented film maker Lenny Abrahmson turns his all seeing lens on Dublin's affluent middle class in a searing new film that will elicit memories of the Anabel's case


On taking inspiration from his sister's near death, exiting the closet and helping Boyzone mourn Stephen Gately.

Bat out of Hell

Bat for Lashes is mounting a fierce fight for female nudity, she tells Eamon Sweeney


Find out who's Lar Corbett's hurler of the year?

In his exclusive column, Tipperary hurling star Lar Corbett gives out his awards for the 2012 season - including a surprising one for himself!

O'Driscoll the man Munster must stop As Brian O'Driscoll faces Munster for the 19th time in his career, Ruaidhri O'Connor examines why it's vital for the Reds to stop the Leinster centre.

Keane needs to learn new values As Roy Keane turns down an offer from Kasimpasa, James Lawton says the Corkman needs a new value system if he wants to return to management.


Ian O'Doherty

'To paraphrase a certain Beatles song: It was 50 years ago today.

October 5, 1962, was the day many people claim the '60s really started.

In fact, with the release of their first single, 'Love Me Do', it is widely accepted that The Beatles helped to kick-start a pop cultural revolution that irrevocably changed the social landscape forever.

They didn't, as some claim, actually invent pop music with that single.

After all, the likes of Elvis, Eddie Cochrane and a whole host of others had been doing it earlier in America.

But 'Love Me Do' which, incredibly, still sounds fresh and intoxicating, undoubtedly kick-started a youth revolution as kids migrated away from sounds like skiffle into something brand new.

Was the single the launch pad for what would become the greatest band of all time?

Indeed, were they the greatest band of all time?'

Kevin Myers

Why do we send money to nations that spend millions on arms?

David Quinn

Ireland needs a lot more children to balance the generation gap

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