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The persistent problem of street harassment
The first time I was harassed on the street I was 12 years old. At this age, I was short, skinny and flat as a pancake, wearing my school uniform and playing a makeshift game of hopscotch on the pavement...

New Irish Sounds: Peter Delaney
The name: Peter Delaney. The deal: Limerick-born songwriter, photographer and filmmaker Peter Delaney has been releasing music since 2007, when a ukulele-fuelled seven-tracker called Duck Egg Blue earned him support slots with Fionn Regan and The Swell Season. 2013 brings something new,...

THE 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: WINNERS
The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Berlin the following awards were presented: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR France...

Lionel Messi retires from international football.
When headlines should have been about Chile’s triumph in the Copa America final, it was instead all about the world’s greatest player calling time on his national team. Lionel Messi, who turned 29 just three days ago, won’t be wearing...

MRA Repellent
Once upon a time, a lady of a certain age fell down the rabbit hole and landed not in Wonderland, but in the “manosphere.” Like Wonderland, the manosphere is a topsy turvy world where all you know to be true...

Record Store Day: The Best of Irish
So, here’s the thing. In trying to answer some questions about the modern music-buying community (are most of them online? how much do they spend? how can we get them to breed? etc. ), we’ve all been able to poke...

The Lorax review
THE LORAX Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyla Balda. Featuring Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Betty White. 86 mins. Rating: Two/Five In cinemas July 27 YOU’LL SAY I’M OLD-FASHIONED AND LIVE IN THE PAST, BUT SOMETIMES I...

Five talking points from Ireland v Italy.
Yesterday, I found myself asking “Did that really happen last night?”. The dust has settled now, and I can reflect a bit better as to what happened in Lille on Wednesday night. When Wes Hoolahan missed a gifted one-on-one with Italian...

No Hymen, No Diamond. No Problem!
If there is one thing the internet has taught us, is that there are lots and lots of strange people in the world — strange people with access to broadband. There are folks who genuinely believe David Icke’s idea that the...

Behind The Gig: Rams’ Pocket Radio
“Part of me thinks that music should be like that all the time…” – Peter McCauley Fresh from touring with pop rock colossus Snow Patrol, Lisburn multi-instrumentalist Rams’ Pocket Radio, AKA Peter McCauley, is juuuuust about ready to put the...

Fancy being famous? Open casting for Movie Extras in Dublin
OPEN CASTING WEEKEND IN CELEBRATION OF 10 YEARS OF PUTTING THE PUBLIC ON THE BIG SCREEN! The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2 Friday 13th & Saturday 14th July: 10am-7pm As MovieExtras.ie celebrates ten years of putting the public on...

Is everybody in? Euro 2016 is about to begin.
It’s refreshing that The Boys In Green are in another major tournament – even if this one is an expanded edition of the Euros that we scraped in to via the play-offs. That doesn’t matter now. We are in. We...

Are hot women more likely to be straight? Doubtful…
A study recently presented to the American Sociological Association has argued that “hot” women are more likely to be straight than bisexual or gay. If that has made you do a double take, you’re not alone. The study, conducted by...

New Irish Sounds: Rob Kelly
The name: Rob Kelly. The deal: Wexford’s long-standing rap innovator with friends in very high places, Rob Kelly is already a decade into his career, but, after threatening to break into the mainstream a dozen or so times, the razor-sharp rapper...

Japanese Film Festival Welcomes Makoto Shinkai to Lighthouse Cinema on July 2
JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS IRISH PREMIERE SCREENING AND DIRECTOR Q&A access>CINEMA, in collaboration with The Embassy of Japan in Ireland, is delighted to welcome renowned anime director Makoto Shinkai to take part in a Q&A following the Irish premiere of...

Ibrahimovic looks set to join Mourinho at Man United.
Mino Raiola, the animated agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has reached a deal with Manchester United to bring the Swedish international to Old Trafford. The 34-year-old will now seek assurances from José Mourinho over the role he will play in the...

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