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Steve Martin and Martin Short. Photograph: Bryan Derballa/New York Times

Martin Short first met his partial namesake and friend Steve Martin when he went to the latter’s house to collect the script for Three Amigos, the hit(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters about his decision to pardon a number of white-collar criminals prior to boarding Air Force One on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump, citing what he said was advice from friends and business associates, granted clemency on Tuesday to a who’s who of white-co(...)

Irish woman Carmel Snow, who was editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The recently widowed Annie White was charged with managing the Irish Village Concession at the 1893 Chicago World Fair following the untimely death of(...)

British television presenter Caroline Flack at the BRIT Awards 2018 in London. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/ AFP/Getty

The reality TV presenter Caroline Flack, who has taken her own life aged 40, helped the ITV2 dating programme Love Island become a top-rating show tha(...)

Mairead O’Leary from UCD LawSoc speaks during the semi-final of the Irish Times Debate 2019-2020 in the cadets’ mess at the  Curragh Camp. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Speakers from Trinity College Dublin and the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (Sadsi) have secured the last three places in the 60th(...)

Prosecutors in March 2019 agreed to drop criminal charges against Jussie Smollett for apparently faking a hate crime attack in Chicago. File photograph: AP Photo/Paul Beaty

The TV actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a special prosecutor on six counts accusing him of lying to Chicago police – almost a year after sim(...)

Andy Farrell:  the new Ireland head coach  hasn’t been given the latitude and sense of slate-wiped-clean that usually comes with that appointment. Photograph: Tommy Dickson

Does Andy Farrell have the loneliest job in Ireland just now? You don’t have to work for Met Éireann to detect that a cold breeze has been blowing th(...)

Patrick Noonan: after he lost his job in a tech company he decided to run for election as an Independent candidate. He is using his campaign to highlight the looming threat of job automation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Topanga Bird grew up in Chicago, as the daughter of Irish immigrants. Two years ago, she moved to Ireland and put down roots in Dundalk. After spendin(...)

Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)

Experts caution against offering patients with cancer unrealistic advice and pie-in-the-sky predictions.

Do you know what to say or what to do when a friend, relative or acquaintance has cancer? Chances are, like many of the people who interacted with Ly(...)

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