George Orwell

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Phelim Drew in ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’ at Wexford Arts Centre

Down and Out in Paris and London Wexford Arts Centre Thursday November 9th 8pm €16/€14 wexfordartscentre.com Written in 1933, George Orwell’s Down a(...)

Football fans hold Catalan flags  before FC Barcelona’s match with Girona at the Estadi Montilivi. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

On the pitch, good – nine wins in nine league and Champions League games this season – off it, troubling for FC Barcelona. It is entering uncharted wa(...)

Residents who support a united Spain give their farewell to Spanish police officer leaving the Pineda de Mar hotels in Barcelona. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Most of today’s nations emerged from the dissolution of empires. Nationalisms now threaten the dissolution of states. The independence movement in Cat(...)

Even George Orwell did not foresee how much people would covet devices in their pockets that track their every action and which attempt to abolish the concept of privacy in order to maximise commercial exploitation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Recently, I was at the last meeting of a group of young people who had been thrown together to work very intensely in service of others for five days.(...)

Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona. Photograph: Getty Images

“This is the first time an 11-year-old has dragged his parents to come on the tour,” says Irishwoman Catherine Howley, who runs Spanish Civil War tour(...)

Hubert and Peggy Butler

If the Nuncio and the Writer (RTÉ One, Tuesday, 10.35pm) seems like a documentary in a hurry, featuring a cascade of celebrated Irish and internationa(...)

Prince Charles and Princess Diana  on their wedding day on July 29th, 1981. Photograph: RC/HO REUTERS

Diana: In Her Own Words Channel 4, Sunday, 9pm As publicity goes, it was a bumper week for Channel 4, which couldn’t have asked for more opinion piece(...)

’We could soon reach a point at which our smartest machines become more intelligent than we are and accelerate away from us on an exponential learning curve.’

The self-driving car has become the poster gadget for the next wave of automation powered by artificial intelligence. It is a terrifying idea. Turni(...)

 President Xi Jinping’s government has cracked down on personal freedom in China. Photograph:  EPA/Fred Dufour

The Chinese government has introduced a data-driven social credit system to force its citizens to be honest and trustworthy, ranking them by good or b(...)

Britain’s Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom arrives for  a cabinet meeting at No 10 Downing Street in  London on June 20th, 2017. File photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Prominent Brexit campaigner Andrea Leadsom, a leading member of the British government, appeared to scold a BBC presenter for showing a lack of patrio(...)

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