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THE ACCIDENTAL CREEP: DON’T BE THAT GUY!
Yesterday evening as I was walking home a man followed me. On the bus I noticed him staring at me, and when I got off, he did too. As I crossed the road, I realised he was behind me and...

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...

We’ll leave it there so: RIP Bill
This afternoon, the blog was very saddened to learn of the passing of former RTE broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy, who died peacefully at home aged 76. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. There are countless memories of the Corkman,...

Creepy Songs!
If you follow American politics then you’ll know that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee — a fire-breathing, gun-toting, god-fearing, right-wing Republican — took issue with Beyonce in his latest book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, calling her music “obnoxious and...

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...

The best XI of 2014/15 (excluding Messi & Ronaldo)
Ok, before we begin, Messi and Ronaldo are absurdly good and miles ahead of anyone. I don’t even think this is my opinion anymore. It’s fact now, right? Anyway here is my best XI of the season. GK: Manuel Neuer...

This year’s Sexpo to be held in London
I can’t see Sexpo coming to Ireland any time soon, but this year’s exhibition is being held in London, which is just a hop, skip and an uncomfortable Ryanair flight away. Sexpo is the world’s largest sexual health and lifestyle...

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...

Familiar surroundings & an unfamiliar dressing room for Guardiola
The Camp Nou in the Les Corts district of Barcelona is incredibly familiar surroundings for one Josep “Pep” Guardiola. It is, after all, where the Catalan spent almost his entire youth playing career – from club member to ballboy to...

Would you pay someone for cuddles?
The USA’s first “cuddle café” has opened in Portland, Oregon. Cuddle Up To Me is the brainchild of “professional cuddler” (eh?) Samantha Hess, who claims to have thought of the idea when she was at a low point and wanted...

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...

Transfer rumours: let the games begin!
Ah, it’s that time of year again. With the season drawing to a close, as always, many clubs will be keen to re-evaluate their squad personnel. There’s no major international summer tournament in sight, so players will be heavily judged...

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