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West Indies star Gayle has apologised after his “joke” flirt with a female television presenter was branded “disrespectful” and “inappropriate” by authorities after Ten Network reporter Mel McLaughlin found herself being asked out for a drink during an interview with the burly opener after he blasted 41 runs off 15 balls for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. Photograph: Getty Images

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Edith Piaf: born 100 years ago today

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 Daniel O’Donnell (centre) is embraced after he and his partner Kristina Rihanoff  became the third couple to be voted off this year’s Strictly Come Dancing series on BBC1 television. Photograph: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell has become the third celebrity to waltz out of Strictly Come Dancing - but said it was “the right time for me to go”. O’(...)

Our Summers Past series mines the Irish Times archive to find the best articles from previous summers. In this piece from August 1996, ‘Father Ted (...)

 Taylor Swift performs live on stage. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images

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Ashford’s five stars gleam brighter than ever thanks to a two-year programme of restoration

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Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, a key figure in the shaping of the Las Vegas strip of casinos and hotels, has died at the age of 98.

Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, the son of poor Armenian immigrants who used his gambler’s instincts to become a multibillionaire Las Vegas casin(...)