F Scott Fitzgerald: his debut novel was published one hundred years ago today. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Published a hundred years ago today to immense and immediate acclaim, F Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel This Side of Paradise – the book that launched (...)

Andrew Weatherall: became a key figure in countercultural – and occasionally mainstream – British music. Photograph: Prescription PR/PA

Andrew Weatherall, the British musician, DJ and record producer known for helming Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, has died aged 56. His management wr(...)

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The Football Association of Ireland’s financial travails has dismayed and angered the public, but it will not dent the dreams of young Irish players a(...)

Ardal O'Hanlon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ardal O’Hanlon meets me in the cafe at the National Library of Ireland, next door to his father’s old workplace, Dáil Éireann. He’s neat and trim, dre(...)

Amineh Bou Aish (67), grandmother, farmer and head of household, in her home in Zabadani, Syria. Photograph: Michael Jansen

The highway from Damascus to the resort towns of Zabadani and Bloudan climbs the slopes of the Qalamoun mountains near the Lebanese border. En route w(...)

Ian Paisley was suspended from the House of Commons in 2018 for 30 days for ‘serious misconduct’ over Sri Lanka trip. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A British parliamentary standards watchdog has been urged to re-investigate the DUP’s Ian Paisley after another series of claims about luxury foreign (...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc, speaks during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2018. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty

A sudden, striking influx of glamorous non-techies at a tech hub in California. Grumbles about NDAs. Excited, surreptitious glances. Gossip about disr(...)

A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, in July 2018.  November’s Camp and Woolsey fires in the state resulted in dozens of deaths and cost tens of millions of dollars in property damage. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Douglas Mac Donald has lived in the Alpine Oaks Estate mobile home park for the past 10 years. At about 11am on July 6th last year, in the midst of a (...)

A night bazaar in Hyderabad.

There’s barely time to take in the size of the mirror-panelled headquarters of ICICI Bank in Hitech City housing 22,000 employees – it’s so humongous (...)

Colm Keena, ‘Irish Times’ legal affairs correspondent Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In April, 2018, I travelled to Washington DC for a secret meeting hosted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the grou(...)

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