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Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'We draw people into magical scenes': The inside story of Dublin's Christmas windows
# Window Shopping
# Window Shopping

'We draw people into magical scenes': The inside story of Dublin's Christmas windows

Nov 14th 2018, 3:59 PM 5,057 Views 3 Comments

The window designers behind Dublin’s most famous festive displays share their secrets.

Friday 9 November, 2018

Men, please don't propose to your girlfriend if it involves stealing the limelight from her
# Put A Ring On It
From The Daily Edge
# Put A Ring On It

Men, please don't propose to your girlfriend if it involves stealing the limelight from her

Nov 9th 2018, 6:24 PM 9,897 Views 13 Comments

‘It’s time we call a halt to this worrying trend of straight men proposing to their girlfriends at inopportune times.’

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'You can have the best craic at the counter': The stories of Ireland's old-school butchers
# Pleased To Meat You
# Pleased To Meat You

'You can have the best craic at the counter': The stories of Ireland's old-school butchers

Nov 7th 2018, 5:33 PM 6,676 Views 7 Comments

Two of Ireland’s longest standing butchers share their perspective.

'We use the downtimes to repair': How The Bulman Bar turned an ancient pub into a foodie haunt
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'We use the downtimes to repair': How The Bulman Bar turned an ancient pub into a foodie haunt

Nov 7th 2018, 5:33 PM 4,654 Views 2 Comments

The owners of the Kinsale institution share their story.

Friday 2 November, 2018

Vegans aren't putting in or out on anybody - so how about we stop making tired jokes about them?
# Vegans
From The Daily Edge
# Vegans

Vegans aren't putting in or out on anybody - so how about we stop making tired jokes about them?

Nov 2nd 2018, 6:10 PM 7,219 Views 13 Comments

“Why is it that the same people who condemn others for being easily offended are triggered by the notion of a Linda McCartney sausage?”

Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'It's the best pub I've ever worked in': Why Walsh's in Stoneybatter is loved by staff and locals alike
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'It's the best pub I've ever worked in': Why Walsh's in Stoneybatter is loved by staff and locals alike

Oct 31st 2018, 4:44 PM 2,518 Views 0 Comments

And why wouldn’t they all be smitten, with free cheese on Tuesdays?

Wednesday 24 October, 2018

'Musicians were looked down upon around here': How Gus O'Connor's became a legendary trad pub
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'Musicians were looked down upon around here': How Gus O'Connor's became a legendary trad pub

Oct 24th 2018, 4:37 PM 1,602 Views 0 Comments

The Doolin landmark has been hosting sessions for decades. So how did it start?

'The day it becomes a chore, I'll pack it in': 3 taxi drivers around Ireland on life behind the meter
# Taxi Please
# Taxi Please

'The day it becomes a chore, I'll pack it in': 3 taxi drivers around Ireland on life behind the meter

Oct 24th 2018, 4:37 PM 9,793 Views 10 Comments

Meet the people who bring you home from your night out.

Sunday 21 October, 2018

Here's what happened when I asked every presidential candidate if they had seen A Star is Born
# Out Of The Shallow
From The Daily Edge
# Out Of The Shallow

Here's what happened when I asked every presidential candidate if they had seen A Star is Born

Oct 21st 2018, 8:00 AM 36,612 Views 3 Comments

The only issue you need to base your vote on.

Wednesday 17 October, 2018

12 of the best brunch destinations around Ireland, according to the chefs who should know
# Let's Do Brunch
# Let's Do Brunch

12 of the best brunch destinations around Ireland, according to the chefs who should know

Oct 17th 2018, 4:38 PM 42,298 Views 10 Comments

We asked the insiders to pick their top spots for a weekend brunch.

'We all have itchy feet': Why The Sky And The Ground is an old-style pub that's always changing
# Sky And The Ground
# Sky And The Ground

'We all have itchy feet': Why The Sky And The Ground is an old-style pub that's always changing

Oct 17th 2018, 4:32 PM 5,232 Views 1 Comment

The Wexford institution shares its story.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'We have 10-15 Ed Sheeran fans a day': O'Connells, the Galway pub that accidentally went global
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'We have 10-15 Ed Sheeran fans a day': O'Connells, the Galway pub that accidentally went global

Oct 10th 2018, 5:08 PM 2,490 Views 0 Comments

And Ed Sheeran isn’t even the biggest draw.

'When it gets dark, it plays with your mind a little': The stories behind Ireland's spookiest buildings
# Haunted House
# Haunted House

'When it gets dark, it plays with your mind a little': The stories behind Ireland's spookiest buildings

Oct 10th 2018, 5:07 PM 12,672 Views 4 Comments

From Loftus Hall to Kinnitty Castle, we talk to the owners of Ireland’s haunted houses.

Friday 5 October, 2018

Why surprise celebrity gossip is the best celebrity gossip
# Gimme The Goss
From The Daily Edge
# Gimme The Goss

Why surprise celebrity gossip is the best celebrity gossip

Oct 5th 2018, 5:00 PM 5,549 Views 0 Comments

Give me all the secret babies and secret weddings.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

The Easter Rising holdout where a Leinster captain pulled pints: The incredible history of the Swan Bar
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

The Easter Rising holdout where a Leinster captain pulled pints: The incredible history of the Swan Bar

Oct 3rd 2018, 5:05 PM 3,084 Views 2 Comments

“I stuck the rugby jerseys up on the wall, they were all in the hot press.”

5 of Ireland's most underappreciated shopping centres, according to an architect
# Gotta Catch A Mall
# Gotta Catch A Mall

5 of Ireland's most underappreciated shopping centres, according to an architect

Oct 3rd 2018, 3:06 PM 22,250 Views 11 Comments

We spend a lot of time in shopping centres. But how often do we consider their design? We asked an architect for some highlights.

Friday 28 September, 2018

Prime Time was wrong to ask if #MeToo has gone too far - it hasn't gone far enough
# Me Too
From The Daily Edge
# Me Too

Prime Time was wrong to ask if #MeToo has gone too far - it hasn't gone far enough

Sep 28th 2018, 5:16 PM 7,564 Views 8 Comments

‘We have to keep talking about sexual violence and recognise it doesn’t always happen in a darkened alley but that often it happens in bedrooms’.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'It has the best view of any pub in Ireland': The secret behind the great pints at JJ Bowles
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'It has the best view of any pub in Ireland': The secret behind the great pints at JJ Bowles

Sep 26th 2018, 4:53 PM 16,206 Views 1 Comment

There’s more to it than just Limerick’s oldest pub.

An insider guide to the most delicious vegan food in Dublin - from burgers to buddha bowls
# Vegan Eats
# Vegan Eats

An insider guide to the most delicious vegan food in Dublin - from burgers to buddha bowls

Sep 26th 2018, 4:52 PM 35,018 Views 14 Comments

We asked the experts how for their recommendations: from burgers to buddha bowls and beyond.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'It’s not uncommon to see three generations sitting at a table': The magic of Geoff's in Waterford
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'It’s not uncommon to see three generations sitting at a table': The magic of Geoff's in Waterford

Sep 19th 2018, 4:23 PM 2,121 Views 0 Comments

How the iconic pub came to be.

The 9 secrets of being a great bartender, according to veteran Irish bar staff
# Have Ye No Homes
# Have Ye No Homes

The 9 secrets of being a great bartender, according to veteran Irish bar staff

Sep 19th 2018, 4:22 PM 14,833 Views 12 Comments

The unsung heroes of the pub.

Friday 14 September, 2018

'It's time we let Serena Williams just be Serena Williams, imperfect and complex as she may be'
# Goat
From The Daily Edge
# Goat

'It's time we let Serena Williams just be Serena Williams, imperfect and complex as she may be'

Sep 14th 2018, 7:58 PM 6,043 Views 3 Comments

Why are we so quick to vilify certain athletes over others?

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'It put another string to my bow': How one of Ireland's best-known trad musicians came to own a pub in Westport
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'It put another string to my bow': How one of Ireland's best-known trad musicians came to own a pub in Westport

Sep 12th 2018, 4:57 PM 5,672 Views 1 Comment

Matt Molloy’s name is synonymous with The Chieftains, Planxty, and a beloved Mayo bar.

'Calling it a sardine can is generous': 3 tiny Irish restaurants serving up big, big flavours
# Tight Squeeze
# Tight Squeeze

'Calling it a sardine can is generous': 3 tiny Irish restaurants serving up big, big flavours

Sep 12th 2018, 4:57 PM 10,377 Views 4 Comments

You’ll need a reservation – or a whole lot of luck.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

'Singing along without inhibitions': How pop-up choirs became cool (by making people happy)
# Choir Blimey
# Choir Blimey

'Singing along without inhibitions': How pop-up choirs became cool (by making people happy)

Sep 5th 2018, 5:06 PM 4,910 Views 1 Comment

We meet the people leading the way.

'It's kept the street alive in tough times': How Tom Barry's became a local institution in Cork
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'It's kept the street alive in tough times': How Tom Barry's became a local institution in Cork

Sep 5th 2018, 4:24 PM 5,288 Views 0 Comments

From a tiny two-room pub to an icon of Cork nightlife.

Friday 31 August, 2018

Forget Louis CK - it's time to start supporting and shouting about the women who make you laugh
# Shout Her Name
From The Daily Edge
# Shout Her Name

Forget Louis CK - it's time to start supporting and shouting about the women who make you laugh

Aug 31st 2018, 6:31 PM 3,291 Views 5 Comments

Shout her name!

Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Jesuit schools, bookshops and even a rubbish dump: 4 Dublin theatres in unlikely locations
# Break A Leg
# Break A Leg

Jesuit schools, bookshops and even a rubbish dump: 4 Dublin theatres in unlikely locations

Aug 29th 2018, 5:39 PM 5,590 Views 0 Comments

‘When we dug the place up we found oyster shells and Norman crockery.’

'We never knew it'd be such a big deal': How O'Connell's in Meath ended up in an iconic Christmas ad
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'We never knew it'd be such a big deal': How O'Connell's in Meath ended up in an iconic Christmas ad

Aug 29th 2018, 4:51 PM 10,183 Views 7 Comments

‘Don’t forget to turn the lights off…’

Friday 24 August, 2018

A comprehensive look back at Crystal Swing and what they've been up to for the last eight years
# Crystal Schwing
From The Daily Edge
# Crystal Schwing

A comprehensive look back at Crystal Swing and what they've been up to for the last eight years

Aug 24th 2018, 5:33 PM 10,621 Views 1 Comment

Ahead of Derek’s papal blessing this weekend.

Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'We have the old bits and pieces exactly as they were': Bringing a 107-year-old Cavan pub back to life
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'We have the old bits and pieces exactly as they were': Bringing a 107-year-old Cavan pub back to life

Aug 22nd 2018, 5:11 PM 2,056 Views 0 Comments

The restoration of Gartlan’s was painstaking work for Sheila and Padraic Smith, but it was worth every minute.

'People realise what it should taste like': How bread's bad rep is fading - and the Irish bakeries leading the way
# BREAKING BREAD
# BREAKING BREAD

'People realise what it should taste like': How bread's bad rep is fading - and the Irish bakeries leading the way

Aug 22nd 2018, 5:10 PM 9,402 Views 12 Comments

Bye-bye white deli rolls, hello crusty sourdough.

Friday 17 August, 2018

It's time to admit that the Rose of Tralee's idea of womanhood is simply irrelevant in 2018
# Rose Of Tralee
From The Daily Edge
# Rose Of Tralee

It's time to admit that the Rose of Tralee's idea of womanhood is simply irrelevant in 2018

Aug 17th 2018, 5:01 PM 6,187 Views 8 Comments

There’s more to us than tea and gúnas.

Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Snug life: How Ireland fell in love with the pub snug (and 5 of the experts' favourites)
# Snug Life Chose Me
# Snug Life Chose Me

Snug life: How Ireland fell in love with the pub snug (and 5 of the experts' favourites)

Aug 15th 2018, 4:02 PM 15,880 Views 9 Comments

What is it about snugs that captures our imagination? We talked to the people who really know.

'There's no sign above the door that says pub': The legendary Tipp house that hosts a once-a-week session
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'There's no sign above the door that says pub': The legendary Tipp house that hosts a once-a-week session

Aug 15th 2018, 3:33 PM 8,924 Views 0 Comments

Jim of the Mills opens every Thursday, for a session that has become famous.

Friday 10 August, 2018

How Serena Williams is helping end the absolute scam that is women's razors
# Pink Tax
From The Daily Edge
# Pink Tax

How Serena Williams is helping end the absolute scam that is women's razors

Aug 10th 2018, 6:33 PM 12,452 Views 6 Comments

“The shaving industry is dominated by male brands which have traditionally overcharged and underserved women.”

Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'You could be sitting beside a biker or a priest': How the Spirit Store makes for a special brew
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'You could be sitting beside a biker or a priest': How the Spirit Store makes for a special brew

Aug 8th 2018, 4:23 PM 958 Views 0 Comments

The Dundalk institution, still going strong after two decades.

Unsung Galway: A guide to the city in 7 underappreciated buildings
# City Of Tribes
# City Of Tribes

Unsung Galway: A guide to the city in 7 underappreciated buildings

Aug 8th 2018, 4:22 PM 11,631 Views 9 Comments

From towers to gargoyles.

Wednesday 1 August, 2018

'It's a proper Dublin institution': How Fallon's in Dublin 8 has survived for 400 years
# Story Of My Pub
# Story Of My Pub

'It's a proper Dublin institution': How Fallon's in Dublin 8 has survived for 400 years

Aug 1st 2018, 4:08 PM 5,551 Views 1 Comment

The magic of the place that absolutely nobody calls ‘The Capstan Bar’.

'I think I came out of the womb with a bag of chips': The people behind Ireland's old-school chippers
# Salt And Vinegar Please
# Salt And Vinegar Please

'I think I came out of the womb with a bag of chips': The people behind Ireland's old-school chippers

Aug 1st 2018, 4:07 PM 13,075 Views 12 Comments

From Jackie Lennox’s in Cork to the Monte Carlo in Monaghan.