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Being married could help stave off dementia, according to a new study. Levels of social interaction could explain the finding, experts have said, aft(...)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection is free for new users of Audible

Amazon-owned audiobook platform Audible has, almost unbelievably, been in existence since 1995 but only became a well-known brand after its 2008 acqui(...)

Sean Hughes

They were Irish comedy’s equivalent of the Famous Five, though nobody ever called them that. Michael Redmond, Kevin McAleer, Ian MacPherson, Owen O’Ne(...)

Start the app when you sit down to watch a film, and it will buzz at the boring bit

Even the corniest summer blockbusters now regularly clock in at two-and-a-half hours. So perhaps it should be no surprise that RunPee, an iPhone app a(...)

Broadcaster Stephen Fry was at the centre of row over the State’s blasphemy laws. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Legislation has been introduced in the Dáil to allow a referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution. Social Democrats TD Róisí(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

 Tweets from Sheeran are now limited to tour date posts and automatic updates via Instagram. File photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Singer Ed Sheeran has said that online abuse has driven him off Twitter. The Glastonbury headliner still updates his Instagram account, but tweets fr(...)

Gay rights campaigners take part in a march through Belfast to protest against the ban on same-sex marriage. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people from across Ireland have taken part in a “March for Marriage” in Belfast calling for the immediate introduction of civil marriage (...)

A stag party pictured in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An international tourism expert has said he would never recommend Dublin to anyone for a short break as the city is a “rip-off”. Professor Michael H(...)

Stephen Fry being interviewed by Gay Byrne for the RTÉ programme ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

The writer Clive James defined blasphemy as mocking the sincerely-held religious views of people. It’s a fair definition. And even though many would (...)

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