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  Lisa Simpson as US president. On her first day, she informs her new cabinet that they may have to raise taxes due to a fiscal hole left by her predecessor, President Trump.

Back in the year 2000 – a far more innocent time – an episode of The Simpsons projected a future where Lisa Simpson becomes the US president. On her f(...)

McHugh’s pub in Ennis serves  tapas, cheeseboards, nachos, tacos and sliders, using Irish artisan produce.

Maeve Sheridan and her brother Michael Eustace run Western Herd Brewing Company from what was their family farm in Kilmaley, Co Clare, supplying craft(...)

This is the weekend we find ourselves, still sitting in our new Christmas PJs, fishing for that last Celebration in the vast ocean of wrappers and thi(...)

I also wonder if being nice is somehow unhealthy: you’re sucking up abuse, often personal and hurtful, in the interests of trying to create some sort of honest dialogue. Photograph: Reuters

You may be about to make a series of rash promises to yourself. Come next Tuesday, you’re going to be slimmer, fitter, kinder. Through force of will, (...)

On Christmas morning, Daughter Number Four will be happy to believe that some overweight chap with a pre-hipster beard broke into the house, left a bit of a mess, necked back a bottle of Guinness and staggered on to the next house to do the same. Photograph: Getty Images
Sean Moncrieff: Santa is back, baby
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  • December 22, 2018, 06:00

Santa is back. After a long sojourn from present-dispensing duties (cynical teenagers can be so discouraging), he’s announced he will be returning thi(...)

The Last Movie: retains a place in film history

There’s an excellent story (possibly myth) about Universal Pictures’ efforts to make sense of Dennis Hopper’s follow-up to Easy Rider. The Last Movie,(...)

Belmond owns the Hotel Cipriani in Venice

Luxury goods maker LVMH has agreed to buy Belmond, the owner of hotels including Venice’s landmark Cipriani, for $3.2 billion including debt, to incre(...)

Shane MacGowan and the Popes at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, 2003. Photograph: Haydn West/PA

Let’s try an experiment. I’ll write a piece suggesting I’m sick of looking at beards. There was a time when only sailors, mountaineers and Rolf Harris(...)

Grace Millane went missing from a hostel in Auckland on December 1st and a body was found in the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday. Photograph: Lucie Blackman Trust/PA

Police investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane are looking for a shovel believed to be connected to the inquiry. Ms Millane (22)(...)

Grace Millane (22): A man has appeared at Auckland District Court charged with murdering the backpacker, from Essex, between December 1st and 2nd. Photograph: Lucie Blackman Trust/PA Wire.

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has given an emotional apology to the family of British backpacker Grace Millane, saying: “Your daughter s(...)

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