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A Crucible of Cultures, the Basque Country Offers Art, Culture and Colour

Julie Irigaray reviews her homeland’s best experiences, from sport’s strong sensations to châteaux with character, festive nights and gourmet ideas.
By Julie Irigaray
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In Madrid, Past Meets Present in a Curious Combination

Celebrated for its art, nightlife and sun, Madid has something to offer to every type of tourist.
By Ciarán Molloy
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Orwell’s 1984, As Read by an Arts Student and a Science Student

As sales of the book continue to soar, we consider what lessons can be gleaned from its study of control and propaganda when read through the arts and science.
By Orla Howells and Tim Suits
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Horse-Fat-Fried Friets, Chocolate and Giants in Antwerp, Belgium’s Regal Hidden Gem

As Europe's second-largest port city, Antwerp has a rich and layered history that combines the art of Ruben with legends of giants cutting off hands.
By Arianna Schardt
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All the Questions You Wanted to Ask About Irish Sex Shops

As the sex positivity movement reaches a new height of popularity, Ireland's sex industry seems to lag behind. We speak with Sex Siopa and US-based Babeland about why this is so.
By Arianna Schardt
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Foil Arms and Hog on its Steady Rise Up the Comedy Ranks

Known for its viral videos on US immigration and Irish culture, the trio behind Ireland's largest sketch troupe is learning to live with success.
By John Conway
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Dissecting the Policies of the Healy-Rae Hive Mind

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae are most often spoken of together, but where do the differences lie between these two unique and controversial politicians?
By Charlotte Ryan
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Potatoes, Audrey Hepburn and Titanic: Ireland’s History of Radio

Róisín Power visits Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio and finds a kaleidoscopic collection of memorabilia from Ireland's broadcast history.
By Róisín Power
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Fake Oscars and Envelope Hiccups: The Academy Awards

Despite the debacle of the Best Picture award, the night provided a great reminder of the talent of creativity of this year's nominated films.
By Jennifer Wilson
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Diplomacy in Difficult Times: Dublin’s Lord Mayor and Ireland’s Ambassador on Representing Ireland

Dublin’s Lord Mayor and Anne Anderson, Ireland’s Ambassador to the USA, paint their picture of Ireland in today’s uncertain political climate.
By Alex Crean and John Bethell