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Lily Collins in Emily in Paris: pretty hard to stop watching

The only thing I am sure of in life is that we are all watching Emily in Paris (Netflix) wrong. All of us. The people taking it seriously. The people (...)

Former student Aoife Fleming  at  Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The postcode lottery has long determined a student’s prospects of going to college. We know that 100 per cent of students in some Dublin schools, part(...)

Villagers in systemic queues as they wait to receive food rations at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan when World Food Programme (WFP) have  carried out a food drop of grain and supplementary aid earlier this year. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/ Getty Images

The UN’s World Food Programme has won the Nobel Peace Prize, in a strong endorsement of multilateralism after US president Donald Trump questioned the(...)

A sign with a portrait of state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has been the subject of international fascination and some misrepresentation since its state epidemiolog(...)

A sign with a portrait of Anders Tegnell, the face of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

At the start of this year, Anders Tegnell was just a low-profile bureaucrat in a country of 10 million people, heading a department that collects and (...)

‘Where’s the nearest buffet?’ Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke in Strike: Lethal White

As regular readers of this column will know, there’s nothing I like better than a television protagonist with a random noun or verb as a surname that (...)

It has been two years since Greta Thunbery first exploded into public consciousness. File photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

It is two years since a diminutive teenager skipped school to protest alone outside the Swedish parliament. As she prepares to return to education,(...)

Kollect chief executive John O’Connor

Waterford waste start-up Kollect has made its first acquisition since going public last year, buying an unnamed Irish company in a €480,000 deal. Kol(...)

Ciara Mageean: “I’m in a very fortunate position that financially my sport is supporting me, and I don’t have to go and work to be able to compete and to feed myself.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Ciara Mageean chooses her words carefully, then describes “amateur” as a poor choice of words. It’s hard enough to make it in this sport, she says, wi(...)

Passengers wearing face masks disembark their trains at Heuston Station, Dublin, last Friday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Over the summer public transport officials held a series of meetings with employer groups and third level colleges, facing an unprecedented need to ga(...)

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