Berghain’s door policies mean head doorman Sven Marquardt is probably as well known as anyone who spins at the Berlin Club. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

As long as there have been clubs, there have been door policies. Overseen and implemented by various guardians of the gate, these arbitrary and seemin(...)

Can you dig it: Shep Gordon and Alice Cooper chillaxin’ back in the day

Shep Gordon came to California with a sociology degree and a whole mess of savvy. Having checked into Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel, he was awakened in t(...)

The author of a survey which claims Ireland is the “goodest country” in the world has said he has been deluged with emails from Irish people taking issue with his findings.

The author of a survey claiming Ireland is the “goodest country” in the world has said he has received a deluge of emails from Irish people taking i(...)

“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.”  Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
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“Four legs good, two legs bad.” Animal Farm, George Orwell “Quoth the Raven, `Nevermore'.” The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe “Love the ani(...)

“My essential views, as those who most dislike this column would point out, haven’t changed much.” Photograph: Claire Keogh/Provision

Not many people get to read their own obituary. I will have something like that dubious pleasure tomorrow, though – sorry to disappoint so many people(...)

Colin Fennelly lifts the league trophy following Kilkenny’s league final win over Tipperary at Nowlan Park in May. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Wexford manager Liam Griffin was right when he said that the move to change – yet again – the National Hurling League format was “a sour end” t(...)