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Happy new Year 2

Wishing our valued readers, their friends and families a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2014. May the cares of 2013 be put behind you and replaced with the hopes of new opportunities and happy times in 2014! Personally, I'm not a fan of the song Auld Lang Syne but I love this haunting version from the first Sex and the City movie. Enjoy! [youtube p9m9DuhHBAo]   … [Read more...]


Season's greetings

Wishing all of our valued readers and their families a very Merry Christmas, a joyous festive season and great things for the New Year, 2014! Love and best wishes, Declan Leavy, Frances Winston and the Daily Update team xx     … [Read more...]


Santa hat brownies

We love these super-cute festive delights! You will need: 1 pan of brownies, baked and cooled 20-24 small strawberries 1 batch of buttercream frosting (or a frosting of your choice) Buttercream Frosting (you will have some extra buttercream left with this recipe) Ingredients: 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup butter (softened but not melted) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 to 2 … [Read more...]

FLASHBACK: East 17 Stay Another Day

Stay Another

Continuing our festive flashback to yesteryear, today we bounce back to 1994 (19 years ago, I feel so old!) and to what has become one of the classic Christmas songs of the 1990s! Step forward East 17 and their only number one single Stay Another Day. Stay Another Day was the third single from East 17's second album Steam. It was their first ballad and was written by the band's lead songwriter … [Read more...]

FOOD & DRINK: Kimchi at The Hop House Dublin

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The words Asian fusion are bandied about a lot these in everything from fashion to food but one of the truest interpretations we have encountered of it recently is this uber hip bar on Dublin’s Parnell Street. From the outside it looks like a typical old Dublin city centre pub. However when you step inside you discover a venue that is so unexpectedly funky and cool that you spend your entire … [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS TV: Our All-Time Favourite Christmas Adverts


Unsurprisingly, Coca Cola features more than once in this list of our favourite Christmas ads. Click play and get nice and Christmassy! Guinness Coca Cola Penneys ESB Cornflakes Coca Cola Budweiser Coke Shake it Up … [Read more...]

IN PICTURES: Supermodel David Gandy Naked – NSFW!

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Male supermodel David Gandy, who's currently starring in Marks & Spencer's gorgeous Christmas TV advert, appears completely naked in shots taken from a new book dedicated to the Essex boy and his relationship with Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabanna. Snapped by top photographer Mariano Vivanco, the collection of black and white images feature near full frontal nudity, as well as pics … [Read more...]

WIN! Tickets to See The Chieftains at the Barretstown Christmas Concert

The Chieftains

The legendary Chieftains, plus special guests, will be performing at an intimate Christmas concert at Barretstown Castle in Ballymore Eustace on Sunday, November 24th at 7.30pm. Tickets cost €50, with all proceeds going directly to the children’s charity, and include a welcome reception with finger food and a festive drink. To purchase tickets for this magical event, Lo-Call 1850 500 123. … [Read more...]

WIN! Family Tickets to The Gaiety Christmas Panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Gaiety Panto Snow White

This Christmas, the Gaiety Panto will tell the enchating tale of Snow White with its familiar lavish and fun-loving touch. The Gaiety Panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will begin a six-week run from December 1st 2013 – January 12th 2014. Take a beautiful young girl, an evil, wicked stepmother, a poisonous apple, seven fun-loving and caring dwarfs, and the love of a handsome prince and … [Read more...]

AT THE THEATRE: Silent at the Abbey Theatre Dublin – Review

Silent Peacock

The Peacock Stage @ The Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin 1 8pm nightly until December 7th. Tickets €25. Concession €18 Back by popular demand for yet another run at the Peacock, Pat Kinevane’s one man show continues to astonish audiences. No doubt buoyed by amazing reviews, this month long run is sure to engage even more people in the world of Tino McGoldrig. Homeless and in the … [Read more...]