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Roger Federer is now an unpaid spokesman for Switzerland Tourism. Photograph: Roger Federer

Roger Federer, the Swiss 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion, recently became an unpaid spokesman for Switzerland Tourism. In a Zoom call from his home(...)

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Did you know that the tender, sweet stems of forced rhubarb actually squeak as they grow in the darkness? This is due to the rapid rate at which they (...)

Rod Stewart at the 3Arena. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell, The Irish Times

The Voice of Rod ranks as among classic pop’s seven wonders. It descends from on-high at the 3Arena, whisking the audience off to soft rock singalong (...)

Members of the Proud Boys and their supporters march during a rally in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Portland saw its largest far-right demonstration of the Trump era on Saturday, as 500 right-wingers travelled from around the United States to march b(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

Panoramic views of Prague from Petrin Hill. Photograph: iStock

With its reputation for stag and hen parties and a stop-off point for Interrailing students, I wondered if we were foolish to opt for a long weekend i(...)

Anthony Bourdain at John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’ pub in Glasnevin with Ciaran Kavanagh, and Alfreda O’Brien Kavanagh. Photograph: John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’
Anthony Bourdain’s Dublin

Chefs’ and journalists’ work by their very nature touches and connects with people. One of the things that made the late Anthony Bourdain special was (...)

Kodaline: "There’s no better show than a hometown show". Photograph: Darragh Kane

The organisers of the Malahide Castle Concert series must have had their Child of Prague statues out this week, as 21,000 Kodaline fans were welcomed (...)

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