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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...]

AT THE THEATRE: Smash Hit Musical Dirty Dancing Launches Its Return To Dublin In 2014

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Last week, myself and a group of fellow journalists and bloggers took part in a Dirty Dancing dance workshop at The Factory in Dublin to celebrate the launch of the return of Dirty Dancing the Musical to Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre in July 2014. Written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer and co-producer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film, the production features all the … [Read more...]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Barry Gibb and The Bee Gees – Dublin 2013 Tour Date

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Forever remembered for their astonishing harmonies and amazing falsetto sound the Bee Gees pretty much defined the sound of the seventies with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. However the band – made up of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb – had actually formed in 1958 and by the time Fever was released they were already seasoned chart topping musicians. However, the seventies was a … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE’S BIRTHDAY: Win a €50 GBK Voucher

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen recently announced its new GBK student deal which will be available in GBK restaurants nationwide from September 2nd. The deal includes a Classic burger and fries for just €6.50. Additional extras include toppings and sauces for 50c each and a bottomless soft drink for just €1.50. The Gourmet Burger Kitchen menu offers an extensive range of freshly prepared burgers to … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Brazilian Tourists Make Video to Celebrate the Great Irish Summer of 2013

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Well now, wasn't that a mighty fine summer? The little Irish summer that could, so to speak! We're positive that it won't be many years before we enjoy another blistering season, but lest we forget the Great Summer of 2013, two Brazilian tourists have very kindly put together a little video to celebrate sunny Ireland and all its beauty. Brazilians Gustavo Koruntai and Lu Guimares put … [Read more...]

THE MUSIC EVENT: This Weekend’s Groove Festival – Tickets Still Available

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This weekend’s weather forecast is actually pretty good, but even if there’s a downpour or three, when has bad weather ever stopped Irish music lovers from congregating to experience their favourite acts. The Cable Music Group is bringing Groove, a brand new diverse music festival to the Killruddery Estate in Bray Co. Wicklow this weekend, promising a hassle-free event complete with some … [Read more...]

LOVE IS LOVE: Ben & Jerry’s Re-Name Popular Ice Cream Flavour to Support Marriage Equality in Ireland

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Not that we needed one, but the sweet-toothed gang at Daily Update Towers now have another excuse for dipping our spoons into a large tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream. The fun and quirky ice-cream company has renamed its popular ‘Mint Chocolate Chunk’ flavour to ‘EngageMint Party’ to support marriage equality in Ireland! By handing out tasty samples at events across Ireland this … [Read more...]

TIPS & ADVICE: Do Sweat the Small Stuff When Signing up for Broadband

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Most of us don’t really care where our internet connection comes from. All we’re interested in is that it won’t let us down or having us drumming our fingers while we wait for a page to load! Few people have the time or patience to deliberate too long on what kind of package they want when signing up with a broadband provider. The main focus is to have quick, reliable and reasonably priced … [Read more...]

FASHION PREVIEW: Littlewoods Ireland Autumn/Winter ’13 Style

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It may be only June but in fashion circles that means that our thoughts are already turning to autumn/winter. One of the first collections we’ve seen for the forthcoming season came from catalogue giants Littlewoods who showcased a variety of styles for the press recently hosted by none other than the face of the brand in Ireland Caroline Morahan. There are several exciting trends on offer … [Read more...]

CONCERT REVIEW: Bon Jovi at Slane Castle

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Lord Henry Mountcharles has always pulled out all the stops to land a big name for his annual Slane Castle gigs. Previous artists to grace the stage include Queen, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and U2. With a pedigree like that it was no surprise when he was thrilled to land rock superstars Bon Jovi to play in his back garden this year, saying at the time: “I have seen Bon Jovi … [Read more...]