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Agents of Apollo.

Agents of Apollo.

Apollo House was never designed as a place to live. If one imagines the meetings held in the 1960’s, as the reality of the building was being discussed it seems unlikely that anyone would have suggested that the building should play a future role in the domestic lives of Dublin citizens. The rooms inside were hardly ...

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Clean Bandits.

Clean Bandits.

Sunday morning radio. Even more like an alcohol free dinner party -  with people who use dinner parties to learn about the world and love to share their "expertise" loudly with you - than usual. The assembled party of at least four men are shouting at the lone woman (a female presenter does not count) when she ...

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Still Irish.

Still Irish.

I went to the corner shop today. I often do. They let me bring my dog in so I like them. It’s run by an Indian family. Young son, early twenties asked me this morning did I see the match? No I said. He screamed and clapped and said how amazing the Irish team ...

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Glitter and Decay.

Glitter and Decay.

FEB 12 2016 Growing up in the 1980s in Ireland meant a weekly Saturday morning dose of Make and Do. Within the long programme format of Anything Goes, in ten minutes Mary FitzGerald turned toilet roll holders, cereal boxes and plastic bottles into castles and rockets and thousands of children across Ireland flew off on ...

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Vital Signs.

Vital Signs.

OCTOBER 14 2009 Recently, on that Sunday in Farmleigh, it was passionately, persuasively and potently suggested that as the institutions we once respected collapsed around us, the arts remain built on solid ground, undamaged, unbroken, thumpingly thriving, still vital to society’s well being. In other words, they are, now that you mention it, very well, ...

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