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Everyone writes because there is an inner compulsion, what Deirdre Madden (above) called “bearing witness” because one carries “moral knowledge”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Writing and Identity” was the central topic of Novel Encounters, a recent meeting of Irish and Greek writers in Corfu that I helped to organise. The (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte during the European Social Summit in Gothenburg. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

The EU on Friday took a step towards the harmonisation of social standards throughout the union with the signing of a “pillar” of social rights at it(...)

A bus and cars are seen submerged in a flooded road in a flooded road in Mandra, near Athens, Greece. Photograph: Vassilis Psomas/EPA

Rescue crews in Greece are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding. One of six people ori(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan announced  up to 530 family members of refugees from “UNHCR-recognised conflict zones” would be accepted into Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Up to 530 family members of refugees already living in Ireland are to be welcomed into the State under a new family reunification programme announced (...)

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks catches a pass against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on October 29th. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Michael Redd averaged 26.7 points per game at the height of his Milwaukee Bucks career. Redd earned a $91 million contract as a Buck, won an Olympic g(...)

Migrants rescued by the European Union’s Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean on Friday.  Photograph: Facebook

Rescuers pulled 700 people to safety in the Mediterranean and found 23 bodies during one operation on Friday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, th(...)

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy board meeting at Castle Leslie cost of €1,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

None of the serving directors of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) who stood for election at its recent general meeting w(...)

Amer Marai  and brothers Mhd Ahyam Orabi and Ahmad Orabi in Loam restaurant, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For four years, chefs Amer Marai (28), Mhd Ahyam Orabi (26) and Ahmad Orabi (25) were unable to cook in a kitchen. The last time was 2013 in the Syr(...)

Everyone knows elite competition is as much a mental test as a physical one and it has been the basis for a sustained campaign by chess authorities for inclusion in the Olympics.  Photograph: Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images for World Chess by Agon Limited

It’s conker season so here’s an old chestnut – is chess a sport? And if it isn’t, how come darts gets under the sporting umbrella? Sure it’s a test of(...)

Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and some indentured extras in Mamma Mia!

This week I learned four things. 1) Cher is going to be in Mamma Mia II. 2) There is going to be a Mamma Mia II. 3) Mamma Mia! (I; the I was redund(...)

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