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With The Stone Roses having recently patched up their infamous differences, the Madchester revival continues apace with the Happy Mondays now looking to revive their 1990s heyday. The group broke up nearly 20 years ago and have returned in various incarnations in the interim. But the 2012 reunion, which includes two dates at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 14–15 May, has been billed as the first time the original line-up will share the stage since 1992. Tickets, priced at €49.65 including booking fee, are available from Ticketmaster.


New research from online matchmaking site has found that Irish women are twice as likely as men to consider accents when choosing a partner and that one in five Irish women believe accents are an important factor when choosing a partner. Overlooking the particular charms of the distinctive Ballymun brogue, Mná na hÉireann voted the lilting Donegal accent the most attractive. Bad news for those who talk in Tipperary tones, however: less than 1% of women surveyed found a Tipperary accent to be a turn-on.

TAKING THE MICKEY Backed by England’s former rugby captain Phil Vickery, grooming and shaving brand The Bluebeards Revenge has linked up with the charity Orchid to launch a campaign encouraging men to look out for the early symptoms of testicular, penile and prostate cancer. The brand’s packaging will feature potentially life-saving advice on the inside its cartons. Click online at www.bluebeards-revenge. for further details.

Tommy Hilfiger has joined forces with Disney to launch a series of limited edition tees, featuring Mickey Mouse, Big Bad Wolf and Goofy (originally known as Dippy Dawg). Working closely with Disney’s creative team, the original graphics of the iconic Disney characters have been re-illustrated for men to achieve a quirky, vintage look with these T-shirts, which come complete with tote bags.


LIFE’S A BEACH With Bell X1, the Japanese Pop Stars and Cashier No. 9 among the acts at last year’s biggest beach party, this year’s highly-anticipated line-up was announced at the end of March. Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival returns for its fifth edition from June 29 to July 1, showcasing Europe’s greatest surfing talent. Weekend tickets for Ireland’s best small festival, set in the beautiful surroundings of Bundoran, Donegal, cost E79.95.



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