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As the Lighthouse in Dublin reopens, two film producers examine our love of going to the ‘picture house’, writes Jonathan De Burca Butler – As Published in The Irish Examiner January 2012

Our moving stories of going to the movies By Jonathan De Burca Butler Wednesday, January 25, 2012 As the Lighthouse in Dublin reopens, two film producers examine our love of going to the ‘picture house’, writes Jonathan De Burca Butler WHEN James Joyce opened Ireland’s first cinema, Cinematograph Volta, on Dublin’s Mary Street in 1909, … Continue reading

Around Dublin in my Pyjamas – As published in The Irish Examiner
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Around Dublin in my Pyjamas – As published in The Irish Examiner

Jonathan deBurca Butler       Photos: Maura Hickey A social welfare office in Blanchardstown, North Dublin could scarcely have imagined the ructions it would cause when it last week posted an advisory notice on its premises stating that “pyjamas are NOT regarded as appropriate attire when attending community welfare services in these offices”. The notice caused quite … Continue reading

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Interview with Tom Dunne, Dave Fanning and Victor Barry on the iPod – as appeared in The Irish Examiner some time back

Jonathan deBurca Butler Over the last decade, the world of personal entertainment, social media and just general gadgetry has developed at something approaching a breakneck speed. There have been more “isn’t it amazing what they can do these days” moments than you could shake a stick at – or should that be a Wii Controller. … Continue reading