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Chvrches are at their most interesting when they probe various personal and political turmoils underneath their sugary synth melodies

When Chvrches (pronounced “churches”) emerged in 2013, I initially thought they were yet another pretentious hipster band with a daft name. This was e(...)

Molly Martens Corbett was convicted of the second-degree murder of her husband, Limerick man Jason Corbett.

The sister of Jason Corbett, the Limerick man killed by his American wife and father-in-law in 2015, has said she is disappointed a first degree murde(...)

Erin Fornoff: “It was a gift for her to be impatient with my insecurity.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse In a shouty, benevolent rant, my firs(...)

The Time’s Up campaign has urged the music business to boycott R&B star R Kelly. who has faced repeated allegations of mistreatment of underage girls and young women. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Time’s Up campaign is taking aim at US singer R Kelly over allegations he sexually abused women. The organisation devoted to helping women in the(...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

Last year saw issuance of $4.1bn of securities backed by loans that would have been called “subprime” before the last financial crisis. Photo: Getty

Issuance of securities backed by riskier US mortgages roughly doubled in the first quarter from a year earlier, as investors lapped up assets blamed f(...)

Kitty Hawk’s autonomous personal aircraft, Cora,   is designed to fly at speeds of up to 180km/h for about 100km before it needs to land and recharge. Photograph: Richard Lord/AFP/Getty Images

There has been much talk of so-called flying cars in recent months, with companies as big as Airbus claiming that they’re working on prototypes of adv(...)

The hotel, an 18th century Georgian building, was  refurbished over the past few years to boutique standard.

A landmark four-star hotel at the entrance to the tourist town of Youghal in east Cork could fetch more than €2.5 million through CBRE. The Walter Ra(...)

Protesters  demonstrate in front of the US supreme court while the court hears arguments on gerrymandering, on October 3rd, 2017, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Is a blue wave coming? That’s the question swirling around Washington ahead of the mid-term elections in November. Though still nine months away, Demo(...)

During a brain surgery, a team led by Dr David Langer uses a videomicroscope, which provides a magnified, high-resolution 3D image, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Photograph: Beatrice de Gea/The New York Times

One blue surgical drape at a time, the patient disappeared, until all that showed was a triangle of her shaved scalp. “Ten seconds of quiet in the ro(...)

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