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Weekend Magazine - Premium - Love/Hate at 10: 'It was a war zone... there were burnt-out cars and petrol bombs. It was incredibly fun to shoot' On an unusually mild Sunday evening at the start of October 2010, households across Ireland began to assemble for the start of Love/Hate, a four-parter that RTÉ was billing as a high-stakes gangland crime series. Expanding its stable of drama shows - The Clinic hadn't long ended, and Raw was in full flow - the biggest draw was the homecoming of Aidan Gillen, whose international presence was on a high after a remarkable performance in the then-cult American drama series The Wire. Also getting top billing was Robert Sheehan, the heartthrob actor who was making waves in Channel 4's Misfits in the UK.

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Music - 'I wanted to find my voice. I didn't feel in a rush' - singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy on her debut album release - Ailbhe Reddy refuses to let the knowledge torture her, but there are times when it pops into her head and it is painful. This month was not supposed to be about social distancing in Dublin; it was supposed to be about playing high-profile support to Paul Weller on a US tour.

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Movies - Premium - How Martin Scorsese got under the skin of the mob with Goodfellas

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Weekend Magazine - Weekend Q&A: Sports presenter and author Jacqui Hurley

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TV Reviews -- Louise Bruton's week in TV: New dawn for shame culture gives us a gripping way to snoop

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Television -- Streaming pick of the week: RBG, Netflix

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Radio - Over and out: Lawlor switches lunchtime for morning

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Movie Reviews - Premium - Criminal minds: Sherlock's sister act worth investigating

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Comment - Premium - Pat Stacey - Opinion - Has Ray D'Arcy been subjected to the RTÉ equivalent of death by a thousand cuts?

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Books - Premium - Royal visits, Egyptian mummies and the Empire of misogyny – Mary McAleese's book records her path through a rapidly changing Ireland

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Paul Mescal and James Nesbitt to be painted for Portrait Artist of the Year

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Callan's company profits rise to €1.3m

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Ex-military policewoman rakes in over €1,600 an hour as a Mariah Carey lookalike

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Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance on America's Got Talent

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RTE's The Den to return this November

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Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram to warn 'the world is in trouble'

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Jennifer Aniston gets help from her Friends with surprise Emmys reunion

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Poems by Kate Caoimhe Arthur -- Kate Caoimhe Arthur was born in Co Down and has recently returned there after several years in the Cambridgeshire Fens. In 2017, she was the Fenland Poet Laureate. In 2018, she was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. She has been published in The Fenland Reed, The Tangerine, Abridged and The Best New British and Irish Poets 2018. She works in collaboration with the fine-art printmaker Iona Howard.

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'The power to investigate is a bit of a drug' - Katie Hannon on live radio, her Kerry background and the danger of media groupthink -- 'What's that line?" Katie Hannon asks. "'There's a million stories in the naked city, and this is one of them...'"

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Radio - Premium - Darragh McManus on radio: Roll up, roll up, for the clown-show that keeps on giving - This column recently bemoaned the preponderance of political stuff in sports radio, but that said, there's nothing to beat a good sporting controversy for sheer crack.

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Movie Reviews -- The Devil All Time Review: Deranged killers and demented preachers abound in dark but very enjoyable American chiller -- The term southern gothic is thrown around with gay abandon, but its promise of steamy horror, old time religion, guignol hicks and impossibly twangy accents is seldom lived up to. Take a bow then, The Devil All The Time, because Antonio Campos' sweeping chiller blends a diffuse plot and all of the above ingredients with aplomb.

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Weekend Magazine -- 'A lot of the time when you're hearing queer stories, it's about the struggle' - Indie-pop band Pillow Queens -- Self-acceptance is often a hard-fought battle, as indie-pop band Pillow Queens know all too well. Growing up in the early 2000s, when social media consisted solely of Bebo, cameras were mostly disposable and music was still burned on to mixed CDs, Pamela Connolly, Sarah Corcoran, Rachel Lyons and Cathy McGuinness used to think that to be queer - to be themselves - they would have to leave Ireland.

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Music -- Charging up that hill: How Kate Bush revived her career -- As the fiddle solo took flight, Kate Bush dabbed away a tear. It was spring 1984 and at Windmill Lane Studios, a dark vault on Dublin's dystopian docklands, the 80s pop enigma was momentarily overcome. "She gave me a big hug and said: 'Oh, you're playing so emotionally,'" recalls John Sheahan.

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Irish News -- 'We are the best nights of your lives' - Hozier, Sinead O'Connor and Tommy Tiernan urge Government to support struggling arts sector -- Hozier, Sinead O'Connor, Tommy Tiernan and U2 are just some of the biggest names which have penned an open letter to the government from the live events and entertainment industry.

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TV News -- Can Emily In Paris make a French connection with a post-Covid audience? -- If you thought the coronavirus pandemic would mean we'd be stuck watching repeats for the rest of the year, think again. Autumn sees a rake of new TV shows filmed pre-social distancing arriving on screens, including a hotly anticipated romantic comedy series from Sex And The City creator Darren Star.

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'I stopped scrolling social media while on the school run, and instead wrote my novel'

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Premium - Gallery - 'Giving birth and then your child is taken, there's nothing as deep as that loss' - Majella Moynihan

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Sales of 'anti-men' book surge after calls for ban

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