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Doddie Weir: “I take a positive note. I am still here. Got to celebrate another Christmas.”  Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Doddie Weir sits down and starts to bang out jokes. A lot are about drinking although now he struggles to hold a pint of Guinness. He knows he is dy(...)

 Crowds at the statue of the Virgin Mary  at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

A line from Philip Larkin was on my mind while working on this project. Not the famous reference to his parents, but an aside about beginnin(...)

Yvonne Watterson (right) at Fenway Park in Boston: ‘The ballpark offered a central hub for the Irish community, hosting in 1919 Eamon de Valera’s Freedom Rally which drew almost 60,000 people.’

I don’t know how it will turn out, but for today at least, the Boston Red Sox are ahead in the 2018 World Series, two ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers(...)

Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on an indictment against him by special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, in Washington DC on June 15th. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a New York Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his ann(...)

Jerry Lewis
Mercurial film maker and comedian
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  • August 26, 2017, 04:10

Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in(...)

Goldman Sachs at the New York Stock Exchange: Goldman and BAML were among banks that lent Tottenham Hotspur €455 million in May to help finance a new 61,500-seat stadium in London. Photograph: Reuters

US banks that have carved out a lucrative niche financing the construction and renovation of sports stadiums are making a push into Europe, signing a (...)

Unpredictable: the anticipated market collapse on the election of Donald Trump turned instead into a big rally for the US dollar and equity markets,  the so-called “Trumpflation” trade. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

“It’s tough to make predictions, particularly about the future.” So goes one of the quotes attributed to the baseball legend Yogi Berra. The 1950s Y(...)

All Blacks Liam Squire, Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane try their hand at  hurling during a visit to Castleknock College in Dublin. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

It has always been one of the more elusive subjects in sport, if not life itself: is it any craic being an All Black? Take this evening. Your name mi(...)

Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a fatal plane crash on a highway  in Fallbrook, California. Photograph: Don Boomer/San Diego Union-Tribune/AP

A small plane that made headlines when it landed safely on a California highway years ago has crashed onto the same stretch of road - slamming into a (...)

A file image from 1962 file photo showing Yogi Berra making a catch for the   New York Yankees. Photograph: AP

Baseball player Lawrence Peter ‘Yogi’ Berra, one of the most successful catchers of all time, has died at the age of 90, the Yogi Berra Museum has ann(...)

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