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What’s in your Weekend


Rebecca Geddis

Rebecca Geddis

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Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter

Ryan Henderson

Ryan Henderson


Rebecca Geddis

While we prepare to watch as much of the Olympics as possible (working from home has its bonuses), there are stars of the future limbering up to practice their skills. 

With exciting and unusual categories being added to every Games, we talk to NI athletes hoping to compete in thrilling new disciplines such as BMX Freestyle, Sport Climbing and Artistic Gymnastics, in the years to come.

Columnist and long-time vegetarian Frank Mitchell ponders issues of animal welfare in the food production and horse racing industry. While Eimear McGovern talks about a dilemma that affects many adopted children – do I invite my birth parents to my wedding?

Not a sports fan? We have lots of pages of non-sport related content: from new reads to new festivals, to beauty advice and Diarmuid Gavin’s gardening expertise, we’ll ensure your weekend is packed whatever you decide to do.

Donal Skehan’s easy entertaining recipes are perfect if you’re having a few people round, while Paula McIntyre’s duo of ‘smokin’ hot’ dishes will tempt your appetite – guaranteed!

With extra recipes from Rachel Roddy, Gary Law getting the lowdown on the perfect coffee, Joris Minne sampling the menu at Hinch Brasserie and John Mulgrew enjoying a ‘tastefest’ in Dublin, it’s another packed issue for those who enjoy eating out or getting creative in the kitchen.

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We’re also looking at the long and short of, well, shorts, jumpsuits and playsuits, embracing this very small window in which we can wear them without feeling the chill.

And it wouldn’t be Weekend without Billy Weir’s take on this week’s TV, plus we’ve got seven days of comprehensive listings and programme  picks so you don’t miss a thing.

Have a fantastic weekend.

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