Circus child Petal has greasepaint in the blood

City Lives - Director of Blue Teapot Theatre, Petal Pilley talks to Bernie Ní Fhlatharta Petal Pilley need ever dream of running away with the circus because she was practically raised on the road...

Kids being burned out by doing too much too soon

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon A Galway-based New Zealand coach has expressed concern at the huge fall-off in numbers playing team sports in their teens in Ireland and he says it is down to...

Why do some women seem to act like sexist men?

When my friend and teacher Iris Leal read the manuscript of my most recent novel, she said she felt it was a little misogynistic. Admittedly, the Israeli writer and critic also pointed out many...

Hurling’s mad-cap summer proves a breath of fresh air

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT’S not much more than eight weeks ago when there appeared to be an almost collective resignation about the outcome of this year’s All-Ireland hurling championship. Kilkenny and Tipperary...

Make the most of the gems on your own doorstep

A Different View with Dave O’Connell The clear skies and soaring temperatures would have ensured that nobody needed much convincing to holiday close to home over the past week or two – but too...

Reflections on momentous week in and around the corridors of power

World of Politics with Harry McGee – If the Dáil was Wall Street we'd have a crash every week – followed of course by a miraculous recovery. It's been a rollercoaster ride over...


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