Tony Kelly is still Clare’s Mr Reliable what is now a mis-firing forward line. Photograph: James Crombie

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(...). “Have you seen the Garrone? I didn’t. I was at the Koreeda.” Drives me barmy. I do it all(...)

 Edna O’Brien at home in London: “Edna has always written about men and women, love, and Ireland – Ireland is her matrix, she says. The passion and yearning, the confrontations, the failures of love are her literary landscape. Philip Roth once described her as the most gifted woman writing fiction in English.” Photograph: Frank Miller

(...) there, between mouthfuls of laughter and cake, I read them that great runaway scene where Kate makes her(...)

(...)’d just swing by to see did you fancy grabbing a bit of lunch? Hey, you look great.”She doesn’t, by the(...)

Shane Lowry  hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during round two of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park  in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

The great escape from Rickie Fowler, with Shane Lowry as the fall guy! The biggest sucker-punch of(...)

Paul Walsh (left), Dell’s chief information officer, with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Dell Aongus Hegarty at the announcement of Dell’s decision to create 100 innovation technology R&D roles at its Limerick Campus. Photograph: Don Moloney / Press 22

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin of “ a deeply sinister attempt to misuse the respect which the Irish people have for 1916” at the party’s annual Arbour Hill commemorations. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) a mandate in both parts of this island. That is what drives the hysterical rant by Micheál Martin(...)

Podge McNamee (second from right): “People heard HamsandwicH and thought we were a joke band . . . People heard ‘White Fox’ and they know we’re serious and they know we’re in this for the right reasons. But so many people judge a book by its cover. We’re all guilty of that.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

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Hillary Clinton and her team will likely try to fight as if she is the underdog, as they did in the New York senate race in 2000. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters 0:52

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Doubting Thomas “is the icon of human intellect seeking its own answers. The intelligent part of us can only find rest when it finds truth.” Picture: Thinkstock

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