Olivia Rodrigo won best new artist at the Grammy awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Teenage pop phenom Olivia Rodrigo and R&B duo Silk Sonic dominated the major categories, and Jon Batiste won album of the year at the 64th annual (...)

Reconnect with activities  that bring you purpose and joy. Illustration: iStock

The arrival of spring can serve as a natural point to take stock of our mental wellbeing and reconnect with the things that bring us purpose and joy. (...)

Could we see Irish insolvencies spiral back up towards the crisis-era high of almost 1,700 in 2012?

As Covid-19 swept the globe in early 2020 and businesses in lockdown scrambled to get forbearance from suppliers, banks and tax collectors, many put a(...)

The Masked Singer: designed to make us hunger in our hearts for something the physical world can’t provide

I am now going to write an essay in which I argue that celebrity talent show The Masked Singer (Saturday, Virgin Media 1) is a Baudrillardian deconstr(...)

 DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson holds a press conference in Belfast after the resignation of First Minister Paul Givan on Thursday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Life for many living near the east Belfast centre on the Lower Newtownards Road is hard, where day-to-day struggles usually consume nearly every wakin(...)

Flowers and candles marks the site where the body of Peter Burns was found in the water in the harbour of Aarhus, Denmark. Photograph: Marie Schønning Jensen

The body of the Irish man that was pulled from a Danish harbour earlier this month was found just metres from where he was last seen on CCTV, it has e(...)

Ireland assistant coach Willie Anderson in 1994. Photograph: David Rogers/Allsport

Most sports biographies are written too soon after the final whistle. The rush to cash in on hard-won, short-lived fame means that many such books lac(...)

Ireland captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks perform  the Haka in 1989. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Best Crossing The Line by Willie Anderson and Brendan Fanning (Reach Sport, €19.99) The best books this year are rugby books. This, it’s fair to (...)

Léa Seydoux: 'I always felt as a kid that I didn’t have the words to express my emotions'. Photograph: Jingyu Lin/New York Times

As Seydoux strengthens her grip on the title of most unavoidable French actor, she talks about, shyness, the Bondverse, working with Kechiche&(...)

Bento box: pair a vegetable of your choice with cold noodles and, just before you eat, pour a dressing over it and toss. Photograph: iStock

If my office fridge, microwave and kettle are out of bounds thanks to Covid, what can I look to for a tasty packed lunch? I’m already lugging a Thermo(...)

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