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If you have US citizenship, why not apply to Artemis, Nasa’s new astronaut programme? Photograph: iStock

Not all jobs are equally cool. Here are 10 to get you thinking outside the cubicle. Cheers to that Forget the milk round and opt for the whiskey rou(...)

Loudest Whisper: Paul McCarthy (bass, left), Brian O’Reilly on electric guitar and Paud O’Reilly on drums.

It was the year of the Prague Spring, the student revolt in France and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy in the US. Meanwh(...)

Connie Doody, co-founder of Lir Chocolates, with her granddaughter Eimear Hehir (6) from Ballyea, Co Clare. Photograph: Andres Poveda

We’re sitting in Ann Murray’s office at the Lir Chocolates factory near Navan, Co Meath talking about Brexit. Or is it Lir’s expansion plans? Maybe we(...)

Oysters baked in savoury butter. Photograph: Walter Pfeiffer

Oyster Gastronomy, a new book on Irish shellfish, brings together the wisdom of Máirín Uí Chomáin and the creativity of Michael O’Meara, together with(...)

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

It’s been performed in London and Dublin and hailed as a work of terrible beauty but now choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan’s reworking of Swan Lake (...)