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I don’t quite get paid to read, but reading is a significant part of what I do. Whether it’s reading the hundreds of submissions we receive each year,(...)

Mushroom cloud: a French nuclear test in 1971, on the south Pacific atoll of Mururoa. Photograph: AFP/Getty

‘Are you military?” Eric Schlosser asks my ex-Army officer father as he gets a book signed at the Science Gallery in Dublin. Schlosser can apparently (...)

Sen David Norris at the Today FM studios on Monday, after he had his beard shaved off in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As if to remind us that Halloween beckons, the air was thick with scary stories this week. One could scarcely tune in without hearing hair-raising acc(...)