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Wednesday, 20th June 2018

PUTIN'S RUSSIA

This documentary was probably only commissioned because Russia is hosting the World Cup and it's airing just a few days before the competition opened wasn't by chance either.  The programme was fronted by David Dimbelby who had travelled to Russia to try and get the low down on what the country was really like.  There is a lot in the media about Russia but people in the west very rarely get to see behind the scenes as to what the country is really like. You almost got the impression that you already knew what Dimbelby was going to find out before he actually went and spoke to people and by the end of the show you weren't disappointed.  He interviewed quite a number of people who were in support of Putin and they all seemed

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Wednesday, 20th June 2018

book of the week

The Team that Klopp built

By Shane Clancy

A new exciting book by local man Shane Clancy. An in-depth look back over Liverpool's 2017/18 season under Jurgen Klopp, taken game-by-game. The perfect opportunity to relive the journey as The Reds went from early-season struggles to becoming unstoppable on the road to Kiev. Look back over the events of one of the most entertaining seasons in recent Liverpool Football Club history - the highs, the lows, the goals, the saves. It's all here. Written by Shane Clancy, in partnership with AnfieldIndex.com and edited by Daniel Rhodes. Get your kindle edition now online.

tv show of the week

Lords & Ladles

RTÉ One, Sundays 6.30pm

Once again, three of Ireland's top chefs, Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio and Paul Flynn, will

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Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Aries- This week is a 9

Hunt for new income. Practice your sales and marketing skills. Polish your digital profile and presentation. Update your portfolio.

Taurus- This week is a 9

Words and actions come together for a personal project. A financial or emotional challenge presents a hurdle. Resolve practical details.

Gemini- This week is a 6

Intellect and intuition agree. Consider your vision, and make plans to realize it. Do the homework to ace the test. Pool your resources.

Cancer- This week is an 8

Your friends are there for you. Don't strain the budget. Find creative solutions to cut expenses. Share sweet moments together and strengthen bonds.

Leo- This week is an 8

Professional puzzles require careful thought. Align logic and emotion. Find a creative, efficient solution.

Virgo- This week is an 8

Long distance travel or cultural studies open your eyes to new ways of thinking. Learn and

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Samson 

There is very little new in this film retelling of the story of Samson. A hugely strong man, Samson is seen as the saviour of the Israelites who are suffering under the rule of the Philistines. Samson, although he is an observant Jew, is still not totally sure why he has been picked out to be a leader and has doubts that he is in some way special, other than his obvious strength.

When the Philistine King begins to hear of Samson’s feats of strength he believes that his power is being threatened and orders his son to kill the man.  The son knows that it won’t be an easy task and instead goes after those that Samson loves the most. He goes after Samson’s beloved, a Philistine woman called Taron which ends in her death. Samson is enraged

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Subterranean Sounds is delighted to announce that indie-folk darling, the effortlessly cool Rozi Plain will be making her Waterford debut with a full band gig in Phil Grimes Pub.

A long-term collaborator with Kate Stables of This Is The Kit, Rozi made her first two albums in Bristol where she was part of the burgeoning alt-folk scene. 2008 Inside Over Here and 2012’s Joined Sometimes Unjoined are both works of deliciously sad and beautiful pop full of heart-wrenching harmonies dotted with unexpected instrumental flourishes.

Her most recent album, Friend, featuring contributions from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor among others, is Rozi’s most accomplished album to date. Rozi has taken her joyous live show around the globe performing with alt-folk luminaries from Devendra Banhart to James Yorkston and has performed at SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Glastonbury, End of the Road, Latitude, Green Man.

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Saturday night entertainment just got a whole lot better in the city, with the recent launch of Shortt’s 'Access All Areas’ Summer Sessions. A newly revamped upstairs dancefloor, The Loft, with it’s low ceiling, padded sound-proofed walls and new sound system is the perfect spot for techno & house music. The upstairs smoking area has also just had an upgrade so that part of the bar is now outdoors, perfect for those Saturday night Summer vibes. There’s always great summer party vibes on the Terrace and the best of live music in the Bar, so with 3 rooms of great music, 3 bars, 2 smoking areas and YOU, Shortts has got everything for your Summer Saturday Sessions. Full line up for this week is:

BAR – The Unusual Suspects are one of the top cover bands in the country, and after rocking out the Killarney

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Book of the week

The Shoemaker and his daughter

By Conor O’Clery

The Soviet Union, 1962. Shoemaker Stanislavis imprisoned for five years. His crime? Selling his car for a profit, contravening the Kremlin’s strict laws of speculation. Laws which, thirty years later, his daughter Zhanna helps to unravel. In the new Russia, yesterday’s crime is today’s opportunity. On his release from prison, social shame drives Stanislav to voluntary exile in Siberia, moving his family from a relatively comfortable, continental life in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, to frigid, farthest-flung Krasnoyarsk. For some, it is the capital of the gulag. For others, it is the chance to start over.

TV show of the week

Ireland’s Fittest Family

Ireland’s Fittest Family is back! Have you and your family got what it takes to win? Then apply now for Ireland’s Fittest Family here. Now in

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Marina is beautiful, vibrant and in love. So when her older lover Orlando dies suddenly, she is left in a state of shock. Still raw with grief Marina finds that, as a transgender woman, she is suspected of foul play by his family. Anchored by a powerhouse central performance from rising star Daniela Vega, this Oscar winning film is an urgent call for compassion towards a community that faces bigotry and hostility on a daily basis. 'A Fantastic Woman

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Aries- This week is a 9

Hunt for new income. Practice your sales and marketing skills. Polish your digital profile and presentation. Update your portfolio.

Taurus- This week is a 9

Words and actions come together for a personal project. A financial or emotional challenge presents a hurdle. Resolve practical details.

Gemini- This week is a 6

Intellect and intuition agree. Consider your vision, and make plans to realize it. Do the homework to ace the test. Pool your resources.

Cancer- This week is an 8

Your friends are there for you. Don

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Britain’S Got Talent

Usually the audition round of this variety show is one of the best parts when all of the freaks and no talents get to strut their stuff on stage and just bring the idea of embarrassing yourself to a whole new level. When the show starts to get serious with the semi finals and the finals the fun starts to leak out of the programme as it begins to take itself way too seriously. Every single performer that comes out onto the stage is told that they’re the very best that the judges have ever seen and that they should go on to have a career that would make the best of Hollywood green with envy. It is sort of sad to see people being built up so much, especially when they’re nothing special and they’d be

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    A Paper AnniversaryAs he has been in high profile politics for such a long time, it is hard to think that Leo Varadkar has just celebrated his first year as Taoiseach. Over the last decade, there has hardly been a time when the man hasn't been out of the headlines for one reason or another. But it is his role as Taoiseach which has cemented his position in Irish history.Of course such an anniversary didn't go past uncommented and he was given a rough ride in the Dail when the subject came up. As mu …

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