Award-winning actor Patty Duke at an unveiling ceremony for  her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, California, in  August 2004. Duke has passed away at the age of 69. File photograph: Jim Ruymen/Reuters

Patty Duke, an Oscar-winning actor renowned in the mid-20th century as a child star of stage, film and television who went on to cultivate a respected(...)

Anna May McHugh, managing director of the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In a high field on a farm just outside Carlow a woman in a bright red coat is scrutinising a corner of freshly ploughed earth. “Nice and straight, (...)