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Splitting headaches: unhappy marriages are now more likely to be ended, as couples expect more from their relationships. Photograph: Brand X/Getty

Once again, Ireland is going to the polls about divorce – this time, to decide if separating couples have to wait for four years to be granted a divor(...)

Managing director of Ornua’s global foods division Róisín Hennerty: the company has stockpiled nearly 40,000 tonnes of product, mainly cheese, in the UK ahead of the possibility of a crash-out Brexit. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Ornua’s first foray into the United States was something of a failure. Ireland’s largest dairy exporter, owner of the billion-euro Kerrygold brand, di(...)

Bob Woodward: ‘I think there’s a lot of pomposity, particularly on television’. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty

He may still be associated in the public mind with the investigative reporting of the Watergate scandal which ultimately brought down US president Ric(...)

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie Gate Theatre, Dublin. Until Jun 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) gate-theatre.ie Memory is like quicksand in Tennessee Williams’s The Glas(...)

Peter Sellers in  Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick’s biting cold war satire which is re-issued in cinemas next week some 55 years after its initial theatrical run, is ar(...)

Shay Garvey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shay Garvey has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of The Irish Times DAC. Mr Garvey is a co-founder of Frontline Ventures, an e(...)

Iranians on  Valiasr Street in northern Tehran earlier this week. Inflation in Iran is at about 40 per cent and the rial is down 60 per cent on the year. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Nasrin, an Iranian mother of two teenagers, starts to cry when she thinks of what the future could hold for her children. “I have been thinking of the(...)

Women protesting against Georgia’s anti-abortion “heartbeat” Bill in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage

Ireland may have made history last year by legalising abortion, but in the United States the debate is far from over. More than 45 years after the Ro(...)

Room self-service: I’ve ironed myself a toastie during my more than 400 nights in hotels over the past three years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Can you get someone to look into my fridge? It’s freezing my cheese.” So begins one of my many conversations with the friendly staff, or staffly fri(...)

 Chinese vice premier Liu He, second left,  says goodbye to US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, centre,   and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer as they break from meetings  in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images

China vowed to take retaliatory action after the United States slapped tariffs on Chinese exports on Friday, escalating the growing trade war between (...)

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