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 American molecular biologist and  co-discoverer of the structure of DNA James Watson: Trump has not been good for science. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is clear that the pursuit of greatness has driven James Watson throughout his remarkable life. It was an essential motivator in his part in the di(...)

 Kerry’s Denis Moran   outnumbered by Dublin’s Sean Doherty, Tommy Drumm, Brian Mullins and Robbie Kelleher (formerly Scoil Uí Chonail) during the All-Ireland final of 1976. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Rahm Emanuel may have announced that he will not be seeking re-election next year as Mayor of Chicago but the former chief of staff in the Barack Obam(...)

US president Donald Trump weaponised a popular suspicion of political elites that long predates Lehman. The root of that suspicion is not all that mysterious. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

News of mass Floridian mortgage defaults clouded 2006. The US entered a technical recession in 2007. Unemployment reached double-digits as late as 200(...)

The viewing of Aretha Franklin’s casket is seen at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Getty Images

The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life is being captured at her viewing, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated coffin dressed in red(...)

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher has been crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee. The 21-year-old student and part-time model from Waterford is the third m(...)

The Door Was Open And The House Was Dark is the title of the third-last poem in Human Chain. Seamus wrote it in memory of his dear friend David Hammon(...)

New York City. In early November and from January through early March, however, luxury hotel prices drop by around 20 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Luxury travel can be experienced in two ways: by paying top dollar or by paying less. Given the choice, wouldn’t you pick the latter? Of course, the (...)

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(...)

From ‘The Image You Missed’

The Image You Missed, the keenly anticipated second feature from Donal Foreman, opens with an unusual credit: “A film between Donal Foreman and Arthur(...)

Aryzta chairman  Gary McGann and chief executive  Kevin Toland. Analysts agree that the management team has inherited most of the problems with which they are now wrestling. Photograph: Alan Betson

There’ll likely be no cake to celebrate the 10th birthday this month of Irish-Swiss baker Aryzta. It is probably looking to raise some dough. In the w(...)

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