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US president Joe Biden’s administration made the call for the waiver amid WTO talks on easing trade rules. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden’s administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an (...)

Donald Trump: “They have to pay the ultimate price. They can’t do this. They can’t do this to our country.” Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump is not only provoking fury among opponents in his race to complete a spate of federal executions in his last weeks in office. He is also (...)

Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

An elderly woman washes her belongings in the mud, in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, earlier this week. An area of 394sq km had been flooded in the wake of a powerful cyclone. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Today’s news production cycle is measured not in days, hours or minutes, but in seconds. The lag between an event and its coverage has almost disappea(...)

Beyoncé performs at Coachella on April 14th. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

What’s Hot Yellow The Beychella colour scheme has us reaching for sunshine colours. ILFD The International Literature Festival Dublin features blo(...)

Beyoncé Knowles performs at Coachella. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Let’s just cut to the chase: There’s not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year(...)

Aleppo residents stand next to a Syrian Red Crescent ambulance, while arriving in western rural Aleppo on December 15th. Photograph:  AP

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warns of the dangers of what she calls a single story. She has in mind the way we think about our lives, our world, (...)

Crazy like that: Beyoncé’s latest album Lemonade is a powerful statement that shocks with its impassioned fury and barbed references to marital strife. Photograph: Getty

Five years ago Beyoncé dropped the mic at the MTV Awards, exposing her protruding stomach and unveiling her pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy to the wo(...)

Like our two glorious former presidents, Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has all the trappings of power and choice and autonomy, yet she has none of them. No woman is immune from our State’s desire to tell her what to do with her body, even when she is the head of that State. There is no escape from our obsession with ovaries, no matter whose ovaries they are. 
Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There’s something about Mary. And Bridget. And Ciara. And Katie. And Ngozi. There’s something about these women. There’s something about all women in (...)

No. Just, no. You can tell there are structural and narrative issues when a film ends with a series of postscript credits revealing the fates o(...)

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