Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams admires his waxwork’s  well-groomed plumage. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Members of the Irish Beard and Moustache Association will have their own views, but my political beardies of the election are Fine Gael’s James Reill(...)

‘Nothing is more empowering than towering over your boyfriend and your boss in shoes that double as an offensive weapon. Stilettos – not combat trousers and pierced tongues – are a real source of girl power.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Many office Christmas parties, to the disappointment of some, are held on the premises with little space for dancing. But in the hospital lab where I(...)

Jeremy Clarkson: To inflate his bully-boy rant to the level of “racial discrimination” undermines genuine instances of racially motivated hatred. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

I’m no lawyer, but getting punched in the mouth so hard that you need hospital treatment seems like fairly clear grounds for a court claim. Does alleg(...)

Danial Craig’s Bond still kills for Britain but the attitude to women has moved on from caveman sociopathy. Photograph: Greg Williams/Eon Productions via Getty Images

More than a few obituaries for the Playboy nude photo shoot have pointed out that, yes, people of both genders once did read that magazine “for the ar(...)

Tree thinker: Germaine Greer at Cave Creek, in Queensland. Photograph: Newspix/Rex
Germaine Greer: my pet forest
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‘It’s cheaper than a cocaine habit,” Germaine Greer says of her current consuming passion, the restoration of a Queensland rainforest long degraded by(...)

‘I can live a full life without ever wearing shoes that bring me four inches closer to the clouds.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

I have always mistrusted women who can wear high heels without their faces betraying even a whisper of the agony biting at the balls of their feet.(...)

Prince George on his way in to see his new sister on Saturday with his father Prince William. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

In Britain, the penny is dropping.Babies born in the UK on May 2nd 2015 will get a “lucky” silver penny. These new babies are getting their palms cros(...)

Inglourious Basterds (film notes) 2010 by Rose Wylie. Courtesy of the artist and Union, London

Rose Wylie Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin **** Having studied painting in the 1950s, Rose Wylie put her work on the back burner so that (...)

Jane Lythell: ‘Reading has been such an important part of my life since I was a child and books have formed who I am.’

Jane Lythell lives in Brighton. She was a producer at TV-am and commissioning editor at Westcountry Television, before leaving to become deputy direct(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)