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Hello. I’m Patsy. And you? “….Devastated. David Devastated.” Very common name. It seems everyone is Devastated these days. Is it Irish? “As far as w(...)

Richard Harris in This Sporting Life (1963)

Casting Richard Harris as Frank Machin, the bitter, brutish, lovelorn malcontent in the 1963 film This Sporting Life not alone recognised his burgeoni(...)

Clodagh Kelly and Katie Harrington, aka 'Climate Queens', only buy second-hand clothing, or swap items with friends. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Around 100 billion items of clothing are delivered out of garment factories around the world every year. Collectively, the world’s population buys 400(...)

Miami Beach

A weekend in Miami sounds like a line from a Will Smith song – okay, it is a line from a Will Smith song – but with direct flights from Dublin, a long(...)

George Davis has been selling newspapers around the shopping centre and other areas of Dún Laoghaire for almost 40 years. Photograph: Collins

Dún Laoghaire news vendor George Davis may sell newspapers at the entrance to the Co Dublin town’s main shopping centre for the rest of his life, a co(...)

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student from Irving, Texas,  on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on October 20th. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Ahmed Mohamed, the teenager who became a national flash point after he was detained and handcuffed in an American high school for bringing in a homema(...)

 Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The power to release life sentence prisoners should be taken out of the hands of the minister for justice and consideration should be given to sent(...)