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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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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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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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