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When the last Knight of Glin, Desmond FitzGerald, died four years ago Ireland lost one of its foremost experts on Irish art, antiquities, furniture(...)

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Laugh out loud: Imelda Staunton has a girls’ night in Pride

One terrific scene among many terrific scenes in the consistently terrific Pride finds a political activist entering a record label’s offices to reque(...)

Zooey Deschanel in New Girl: the tipping point in twee’s recent starry rise?

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‘The beautiful woman I met at a bar told me she wasn’t a lesbian, but if she was, she would like to sleep with Fiona Shaw [above].’ Photograph: Tullio M Puglia/Getty Images

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A photograph of the late Desmond FitzGerald, the Knight of Glin, with the inscription “Thanks to My Divine Slave”, hangs on the bathroom wall of 54(...)

The only direction is up: Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles 1:50

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