‘Derry Girls’ is hot; ‘Friends’ is definitely not

The People’s Republic features prominently in the good end of this week’s index


Samantha Barry
The Cork woman is now editor-in-chief at Glamour in the US.

Aungier Street
Press Up Entertainment is renovating a long derelict building to add to their stable of bars and restaurants in Dublin.

Our Type
A project documenting Irish shopfront design and typography. Follow on Instagram @our.type.

Derry Girls
Cracking comedy by Lisa McGee on Channel 4.


Riding high after her amazing Golden Globes speech.

West Cork
A new 13-part podcast from Audible about the 1996 killing of Sophie du Plantier. Out February 8th.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara
Curators of the 2018 Venice architecture biennale.


White Creme Eggs
The promotion is all fun and games until people start taking the wrappers off in shops.

Restaurant customers
No-shows are leading to restaurateurs wanting to secure booking deposits.

Its re-emergence on Netflix reminds us that the sitcom doesn't age well (and also makes us feel old).

Unicorn lattes
A trend born and died in 2017. Thankfully.

Bottomless booze brunches
Getting drunk on Sunday mornings isn't the best plan ever.

A trend for spring-summer, but i it possible to wear them without looking like a second-rate flamenco dancer?

Mobile phone updates
Forcing you into unwanted features.