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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...]

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

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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...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Paul Stafford Foundation Charity Lunch

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  Dublin’s Fire restaurant played host to the Paul Stafford Foundation Charity Lunch in aid of ReachOut.com and Console last weekend, raising an impressive €25,000 for the two worthy charities. The Paul Stafford Foundation was established in 2007 to raise awareness and address the serious issue of suicide in Ireland. This year’s lunch was in aid of charities ReachOut.com and … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

THEATRE PREVIEW: Wicked at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin

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The news that award-winning musical Wicked is finally coming to Ireland was greeted by huge excitement when it was announced this time last year. Lauded everywhere it has played, it has been described as the “best new musical of its time” and tickets are currently on sale for its mammoth eight-week Dublin run, but just what can you expect for your money? Well, as something of a Wicked … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Ryan Tubridy’s New Book The Irish Are Coming

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The Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy was joined by friends and family at Dublin's Residence for the launch of his second book, The Irish Are Coming. In the book, Tubridy examines the relationship between Britain and Ireland and looks in to why so many of the UK’s funniest and best loved entertainers hail from Ireland the emerald isle. Speaking at the launch, Ryan said: "It's always a very … [Read more...]

CONCERT PREVIEW: Foreigner at The Olympia Theatre Dublin


Anyone who has ever been to a wedding is familiar with at least one of Foreigner’s hits – the multi-million selling I Want To Know What Love Is - which has become a staple of every romantic occasion ever since it was written. However, Foreigner were no one hit wonders. Indeed they are one of the biggest selling rock bands in the world with nearly 80 million album sales under their belt.  … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Mini Me

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  Well-known faces from the worlds of fashion, food and design got together for an exclusive luncheon in the Cliff Townhouse, Dublin to celebrate the launch of Nescafé’s new super-compact pod coffee machine, Dolce Gusto Mini Me. Fashion gurus Darren Kennedy, Angela Scanlon and Joanne Hynes each hosted and created a Mini Me-inspired table dressing. Kennedy created a Gulliver in … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Desperados Halloween Night in Dublin

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No spine was left un-chilled this All Hallows’ Eve as the Desperados Tribe terrified and thrilled club goers in Dublin city at the Desperados Halloween Night event. The Desperados Tribe rose from their graves and descended with zombie like stealth on not one, but two of Dublin’s hottest nightclubs for one massive party spread across the city. Both Everleigh Garden & Madison Nightclub … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Microdermabrasion at Menina Bonita Beauty Salon Dublin 2

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Microdermabrasion @ Menina Bonita Beauty Salon, 6-7 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 (above The Tanning Shop) 40 minutes - €40 This salon isn’t long open and if you didn’t notice their sign on the street you may well walk past them, given that they are on the top floor of the building that contains The Tanning Store. However, this would be a shame as it is a lovely little boutique salon … [Read more...]