Broadcaster Flor MacCarthy   delved into her family history and learned about a story from the War of Independence that had remained largely unspoken of. Photograph: iStock.

A broadcaster who delved into the past to learn about her descendants’ lives has uncovered an unlikely story. RTÉ presenter Flor MacCarthy found out (...)

Salman Rushdie. ‘I’m not a geopolitical entity. I’m someone writing in a room.’ Photograph:  Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Poor Salman Rushdie. The one thing I am most keen to talk to him about is the one thing he absolutely, definitely does not want to discuss. “I really (...)

A house is totally destroyed after a tornado touches down south of Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph: Butch Dill/AP

Several powerful tornadoes tore through northern Alabama on Thursday, killing at least five people, injuring dozens of others and destroying entire ne(...)

Mid-life peace and wisdom is at the heart of the eighth album from Kings of Leon, When You See Yourself. Photograph: Matthew Followill/RCA

Something remarkable happened during the making of the eighth Kings of Leon album. For the first time ever, the four Followills – the brothers Caleb, (...)

As a writer, Julia O’Faolain, who lived most of her adult live abroad, was not particularly well-known in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Julia O’Faolain, writer, born June 6th, 1932, died October 27th, 2020 The London-born Irish writer Julia O’Faolain has died following a long illness.(...)

Syrian refugees rest inside a temporary accommodation centre in Kokkinotrimithia,  20km from the Cypriot capital Nicosia,  on November 5th. Photograph: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP

The number of unauthorised immigrants living in Europe has increased by up to a million in the last five years, but appears to have peaked in 2016 bef(...)

 Flu outbreaks occur almost every year during the cold season

Influenza, or to use its more common appellation “the flu”, has been with us for a long time. One of the earliest reports of a flu-like illness comes (...)

Margaret Attwood and Bernardine Evaristo, joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize. Photographs: Getty Images

The literary world was taken by surprise tonight when the Booker Prize for 2019 was awarded to two books focusing on the experiences of women in socie(...)

Flutter’s US subsidiary, Fanduel, has been expanding as individual states have legalised betting on sports. Photograph: EPA/Peter Joneleit

Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment is poised to take a punt on the American midwest in time for the kick-off of one of the United States’ biggest(...)

 Visitors to the Louvre take photos of the Mona Lisa. Photograph: Owen Franken/New York Times

The procession takes a good half-hour, from IM Pei’s glass pyramid to the presence of the world’s most famous woman. There are brief bottlenecks at th(...)

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