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PUBLIC GESTURE: AN EXPLORATION OF PRACTICE-LED RESEARCH ‘We Are For You Because We Are Against Them’, a performative installation by artist Noëmi Lakmaier and curated by Liz Burns as part of the Public Gesture exhibition, will take place on Tuesday, June 9 at The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1 ‘We Are For You Because We […]

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THE RETURN OF BRIDGET JONES? In the UK, house price falls are set to reportedly reignite a boom in single households, with Bridget Jones singletons and young professionals fuelling the boom for solo living. The number of single households will increase by almost two million by the year 2019, driven by the desire of young […]

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IRISH THIRD MOST ROMANTIC? Good God. How did this happen? Irish people were ranked third for romance in a new survey, beaten only by the French and Italians. Surely this is some sort of joke? Apparently not. The poll, carried out by publisher Mills & Boon to celebrate 100 years of romantic fiction found that […]

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KEY TO LOVE? A new dating series Eochair an Ghrá, commenced on TG4 on Monday, January 12. Roughly translated into English, I believe this might mean Key to Love – although I could be wrong. This new 13 part series is presented by Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile and psychologist Kevin O hEaghra, who both travelled the […]

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CHARITY TERRORISTS Charity shops have always been kind of interesting places to visit, not least because you never know what you might find, but seriously, what’s with the obnoxious staff and the overpriced clothing? More than once recently I’ve witnessed the so-called store assistants growling at customers, as if they’d committed a mortal sin by […]

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FORTY AND F***ED? Pardon the bad language in the headline, but the latest news to reach us is that women who turn 40 and are still without a man have officially been left on the shelf! In the UK anyway. According to the study, which was – wait for it – carried out shelving company […]

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VICAR ST – COMEDY CENTRAL In these doom and gloom times you can always head to Dublin’s Vicar St for a bit of laugh. Des Bishop is back in the venue performing ‘Tongues’ for a special one-off show on September 3. All proceeds from will go to Barnardos and tickets are €16. Dara O’Briain is […]

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LAUGH ALONG WITH CARLSBERG COMEDY Following on from the success of last year’s comedy event, this year’s Carlsberg Comedy Carnival features an extra day and is set to be one of the most exciting events on the summer festival calendar. Taking place over four days from Thursday July 24 to Sunday July 27, 2008 in […]

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Hi Fiona I called your phone but it rang out and I left a message. Give me a bell on 087 2790445 when you can. Karina > Hi laides > Solo sounds like it might have the making of a good feature for us, and > some good publicity for you > Do you guys […]

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IRREGULAR BOUNCERS While we wouldn’t like to lump all pub and club bouncers into one negative heap, Solo can’t help but draw attention to an encounter one of our gal pals had at The Porterhouse in Phibsboro on a recent Friday night (technically the address is Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin 9). She had been […]