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Paddy Jackson, “innocence”, rape and redemption

Paddy Jackson Belfast rape rugby player

When Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison were acquitted, in March, of all charges in a rape trial that lasted nine weeks (while the jury’s deliberations lasted three hours and 40 minutes), we should have known that wouldn’t be the end of things. It was a verdict that sparked outrage and protests; […]


The €100 cinema trip: my Stella Theatre review

Stella Theatre cinema review

Could a €100 cinema date ever be worth the money? Here’s my review of the newly refurbished and revamped Stella Theatre in Dublin 6.


Avoca changed my life (and my bank balance)

Avoca Dunboyne opening Rosemary Mac Cabe

The opening of Avoca in Rathcoole was a fairly monumental occasion – so, at the opening of Avoca Dunboyne, I’m trying not to feel jealous on its behalf.


Dublin city cycling – and a plea to drivers

Dublin city cycling sunset

Ah, Dublin city cycling – a fun pastime, a great way to commute and some fun and frolics of a Saturday afternoon. But – oh – the risks you’ll take…