Miss Piggy

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You would think – or hope – that our political leaders, the public representatives who make many of the decisions affecting our lives, would have at l(...)

Wonder Woman is played by former Israeli defence forces veteran Gal Gadot

It’s a question that has plagued womankind since the dawn of time. Or at least since the dawn of the Silver Age of Comics. Is Wonder Woman a feminist?(...)

Asked why Mitt Romney was up for secretary of state, a top aide quotes Trump as saying Romney “looks the part”.  Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Another week begins with the US president-elect hosting his ultimate episode of Celebrity Apprentice: D.C. – otherwise known as the selection of his c(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor’s performance has come under the spotlight in recent weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

As the Government limps along, weakened and unsteady and dependent upon the support of the Opposition to survive, playing it safe should be the name o(...)

Alicia Machado, who won the Miss Universe pageant in 1996, photographed in May  2016. File photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump escalated his attacks on a former beauty queen used by rival Hillary Clinton to attack him by falsely c(...)

For most of his 57 years, Vinny had lived off the fat of the pig, from sausies, rasher rinds and pork chops, to black and white pudding and his Ma’s honey-baked ham. Photo: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty

As do-gooders filled the airwaves to warn folk about the hazards of red meat, and specifically Curly Wee’s finest flesh, Vinny Fitzpatrick went on the(...)

Student union: things liven up when pupils have their say in A Different Class Student union: things liven up when pupils have their say in ‘A Different Class’

Early in A Different Class (RTÉ One, Thursday) it’s clear that this isn’t going to be an observational documentary with the grit, humour and insigh(...)

She reclines suggestively on the window sill, her white skin barely covered by a tiny sheet. She is the Lady of the Rock, and she’s become a famili(...)

Disney debut: The Irish Times features in key scenes. The Muppet franchise was resurrected in 2011 and the last film proved to be so popular at box offices here that Disney decided to make Dublin one of four European cities featured on the Muppet world tour

Muppets read The Irish Times and that’s official. A faithful (...)

The stars of Mupets Most Wanted arrive for their interview with The Irish Times. “Everybody got on famously and did not compete with moi at all,” says Miss Piggy

Well, this is strange. One gets to meet all sorts in the interviewing lark: faded, fetid heartthrobs; just-about-living legends; distinguished avat(...)