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Miriam O’Callaghan journeys to Derry, Alabama and Washington

The march of progress has always followed a circuitous route. It does have some defined meeting points, though. In the case of the pivotal Northern Ir(...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

Recy Taylor photographed in 2010. Her rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Phelan M Ebenhack

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Alabama, on the night of September 3rd, 1944, whe(...)

A lot of SMEs are moving into the cloud
Seeking solutions for SMEs

While large organisations have the budgets and the dedicated IT and security departments to deal with cybercrime, SMEs face much the same threats but (...)

Students from Notre Dame at the Forty Foot near Joyce’s Tower in Sandycove during Bloomsday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There was no Chapel of Love, no Unchained Melody and certainly no Rock the Boat in Ulysses. Neither was there a wedding but it it did not stop the No(...)

Leaving Cert history students were asked: “From Roosevelt to Reagan, would you agree that American presidents always acted for the good of America?” Photograph: iStock

Students and teachers alike were happy with the higher-level Leaving Certificate history paper, which examined popular areas of the course and offere(...)

US artist Ryan Mendoza stands in Berlin next to the reassembled former house of Rosa Parks. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

From her self-imposed Paris exile, Marlene Dietrich sang wistfully about her suitcase in Berlin. Rosa Parks can now do one better. Some 12 years afte(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Has Arlene Foster forfeited a place in history  by being too inflexible, showing a lack of grace? Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

At 1.30 on Monday lunchtime, well away from the cameras and the public, an enfeebled and emaciated deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness walked int(...)

F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway: their story began in Paris, as did mine

Following two writers around the world was never going to be an easy task, especially when neither stayed in one place for long. F Scott Fitzgerald an(...)

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