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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Daytripper returns to Waterford City centre at The Gasworks for it’s sixth edition on the last weekend of August, with 3 days of music from Friday 24 th to Sunday 26th. There’s something for everyone over the weekend with Basement Jaxx + King Kong Company + Jenny Green providing the retro rave vibe on the Saturday, and Rudimental + Very Special Guest + Smash Hits appealing to a younger audience on the Sunday. On Friday night though, the Gasworks will host the biggest singalong 80s/90s Pop Party ever seen in these parts. The headliners are one of the most iconic female groups of all time, Sister Sledge, who dominated the singles chart in the 80s with hit after hit like "He’s The Greatest Dancer", "Lost in music", "Thinking of You", "We Are Family", "All American Girls" and "Frankie". To make

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Book of the week

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, And Leadership by James Comey

A riveting inside account of life and leadership at the heart of the FBI and high office in the United States of America. In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

TV show of the week TV show of the week The Handmaid’s Tale

RTÉ Two, April 26, 10.35pm

If you haven’t watched the first season, now is your time to catch up on the TV drama that fascinated the world. Adapted

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

REFERENDUM COVERAGE

Up until the polling day for the referendum the coverage of how the Irish people were reacting to all the issues the referendum was bringing up was in a sense tightly controlled. This is of course a right thing to do to bring fairness and balance to any issue that the Irish people have to vote on and particularly so in a referendum that was so highly emotive. It wasn’t until the night of the referendum when the exit poll for RTE was made known did it become clear that the Yes side was going to win, and win by a landslide, could other issues become open for debate. While there was coverage from international news channels on the issue of the referendum it was mostly on a news basis and then for just a couple of minutes. Channel

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

12 RULES FOR LIFE by Jordan B. Peterson

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world’s most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. This book, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday.

tv show of the week

The Great House Revival

RTÉ One, Sundays, 9.30pm

This new series, presented by architect Hugh Wallace, follows six homeowners who have taken on the task of a lifetime, to transform these derelict properties into comfortable modern homes fit for the 21st century. All over Ireland,

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

BBC and Royals: it's a marriage made in heaven

THE ROYAL WEDDING.

If there is one thing that the BBC does really well it is large occasions. Although the Royal Wedding wasn't exactly a state occasion it was to all intents and purposes treated as one and the BBC did all in it's power to ensure that the largest and best coverage came from it's station.

There was absolutely no aspect of this wedding that wasn't covered. From the fashion on show from the guests to the crowds that had gathered from all over the world just to catch a glimpse of the newly wedded royal couple the BBC had it covered.

Even though the wedding itself wasn't going to start until midday the cameras and presenters were out early to get every single inch out of the day until the main event itself

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

On Thursday, June 14th author and journalist Isambard Wilkinson will return to the land of his grandmother to discuss his book "Travels in a Dervish Cloak" based on his time spent working Pakistan as a foreign correspondent during the war on terror.

His talk will take place at 8 pm in Lismore Heritage Centre at the 16th annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing.

His book is a personal account of his travels through Pakistan - a place he grew to love is a result of his time spent at his Anglo-Indian grandmother's Waterford home. Spellbound by his grandmother's Anglo-Indian heritage, Isambard became enthralled by Pakistan and he eventually went to work there as a foreign correspondent in Islamabad in 2006 during the height of the War On Terror, where he endeavoured to shed light on a country which has become synonymous

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

CORDEEN have to be seen to be believed.

The stunningly original four piece comprises of some of Ireland and Newfoundland's finest components of the button accordion, with some stunning vocals, and after selling out venues all over Ireland, they're coming to Garter Lane this Saturday, May 26.

The title 'Cordeen' derives from the Newfoundland expression for the accordion, a phonetic of the Irish Gaelic word 'Caird

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Dublin International Piano Competition takes place between May 18- May 29, 2018 and one of the young entrants, Billy O'Brien, began his piano studies at the age of 13 whilst a student at De La Salle College in Waterford and he joins entrants from 22 countries who will take part in the 2018 competition.

The DIPC is a wonderful opportunity for young musicians to play on the world stage with participants coming from Brazil, Canada, China, Georgia, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Phil Grimes Pub, Fri June 1st

Subterranean Sounds are delighted to announce the return to Waterford of one of the UK's great songwriters. Peter Bruntnell, has long been in the vanguard of Americana performers, with NME stating his songs 'should be taught in schools'.

Bruntnell's music falls somewhere between the hook-laden melodies of Wilco and the country jangle of Out Of Time-era REM; and his live gigs are always bursting with energy, with no two the same. On this occasion, he comes to Waterford with two top class musicians, Iain Sloan on pedal steel and Danny Williams on double bass.

Opening the show at 8.15pm is Nimbus, the new project from Daithi Glas of In The Willows.

Tickets available from Phil Grimes Pub and at https://www.getticket.ie/e/21/peter-bruntnell-trio Peter Bruntnell Trio play Phil Grimes Pub. Fri June 1st Doors 8pm

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Dolmen Productions present Weighing-In Friday June 8th at Theatre Royal.

The play by Ger Gallagher stars Isobel Mahon (Glenroe, The Clinic) and Rose Henderson (Fair City, Father Ted).

Weighing-In is a fast-paced comedy play about life, love and dieting - and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance. This topical play deals with the modern obsession of dieting. Set in the Easi-Slim diet club we meet the highly driven Pam (Isobel Mahon) and the motherly Breda (Rose Henderson).

Show starts @ 8 p.m. Ticket: €19/€17 conc. Available from Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or http://www.theatreroyal.ie

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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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