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‘When my husband told me the marriage was over my first feeling was relief.” “You can’t blame your ex for everything.” “I love my husband but here’s w(...)

Which would you prefer: Russell Brand banging on about drugs or Roy Keane banging on about headbutting his former team-mate Peter Schmeichel? Photograph: John Giles/PA WIre

Sport is the new show business. Both front and back pages of newspapers here this week were given over to coverage of Roy Keane’s autobiography The(...)

Who is Red Bastard? That’s simple: he’s a whore and a fascist. What does he do? He does something very interesting every 10 seconds. How does he do(...)

A selection of old demos, some stretching back to the 1960s, the eighth studio album by one of the voices of Fleetwood Mac is one of the best thing(...)

Walter O’Brien, the son of a Wexford farmer, says he has an IQ of 196. The Irishman’s life is now the subject of Scorpion, a prime-time TV drama in the US.  Photograph:  Lisette M. Azar/CBS via Getty Images

The man with perhaps the fourth-highest IQ ever measured says, “Once your IQ is 150 or over, it stops beings ability and becomes a disability.” Walter(...)

U2’s lead singer Bono U2 gestures to the audience after performing at an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, last week. Photograph: Reuters

In a front cover interview with Time magazine, U2 have announced details of a “secret project” with Apple about a new digital musical format which the(...)

There is a breach in the natural order when you realise Andrew Hozier-Byrne is just 24-years-old. To have such an understanding of the vital pulse (...)

(left to right) The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr of U2.  Fifteen back catalogue U2 albums have re-entered the Irish iTunes albums download charts.  File Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Fifteen back catalogue U2 albums have re-entered the Irish iTunes albums download charts. The highest re-entry is at number five for the “Joshua Tree”(...)

Beach sequence: U2 on Sandymount Strand in 1978. Photograph: Sheila Rock/Rex

Bono leans in to my face so our noses are almost touching, and he sings, unaccompanied, “Life begins with the first glance, the first kiss at the f(...)

Billie Holliday singing Strange Fruit: There will never be a protest song as potent and affecting

To continue the protest theme in The Ticket this week, a look at the bleak future for all forms of popular music. Over the past three decades, there h(...)