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The best summer number ones of the 2010s

With July having just kicked off, the summer season is, in theory, in full swing. With the summer blockbuster off the table this year, we at least have one reliable cultural cornerstone to judge the summer by: the summer chart hit. Here’s our picks for the best summer number ones …

Eurovision review: A surprisingly solid romp

When it was announced Netflix were producing a Will Ferrell starring Eurovision comedy, one could be forgiven for having their expectations set at rock-bottom. How could Americans possibly get the intricacies of our beloved continent-wide singing contest? Instead, we got a surprisingly enjoyable and winning comedy out of it, anchored …

The history of the charity single

Comic Relief is a cornerstone of British culture and this week, Ireland is getting in on the act. The cast of Derry Girls and Normal People will be taking part, comedy will be provided by the likes of The Two Johnnies and Dara O’Briain, and superstars like Hozier and Andrew …

The 5 best episodes Of Reeling In The Years

The poetry of Yeats. The chicken fillet roll. Maniac 2000. The films of Lenny Abrahamson. All towering Irish artistic achievements, but there is one Irish cultural institution that tops them all. Reeling In The Years was and remains a staple of a Bank Holiday Weekend and a chance to reminisce …