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Oleg Smorodinov arrives at his trial for the murder of Ivan Mamchur, in a courtroom in Rivne, Ukraine, on October 25th. Photograph: Joseph Sywenkyj/New York Times

The target lived on the sixth floor of a cheerless, salmon-coloured building on Vidinska Street, across from a thicket of weeping willows. Oleg Smorod(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, with  Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on January 15th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/Reuters

As protests raged in Zimbabwe’s cities last week, with police firing live ammunition at crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres, the target of (...)

Irish Modern Dance Theatre: Oona Doherty and Valda Setterfield rehearse Inventions. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska The Irish Modern Dance Theatre will perform ‘Inventions’ at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Inventions, a new Bach-inspired dance by John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, will premiere in the midst of Kilkenny Arts Festival’s classical-mus(...)

Michael Hyland in his beloved Ballycotton. Photograph: Prof Cillian Twomey

Born in Pudsey in Yorkshire on June 17th, 1934, where his Cork-born father was a general practitioner, Michael Hyland, a pioneer of geriatric medicine(...)

In 1999 Stephen Hawking made his way to Springfield for the episode They Saved Lisa’s Brain.

“This Oscar,” declared Eddie Redmayne, delirious , “belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family(...)

 Lead vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield of US heavy metal band Metallica: “Not since Wagner’s emotional turmoil and Tchaikovsky’s cannons has anyone created music that is so physical and furious, and yet still so accessible,” the Polar Prize judges said. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/EPA

Metallica have been named recipients of Sweden’s Polar prize, considered one of music’s most prestigious awards. The Los Angeles four-piece are the fi(...)

 Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the miniseries The Kennedys: After Camelot which aiirs on RTE on Friday. Photograph: Ken Woroner/Reelz via AP

This Friday, Matthew Perry, with the help of a fake nose and two fake ears, appears in the gripping biopic Mr Potato Head: Dream’s End. The tale of Mr(...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)

Colin Dexter. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA
Obituary: Colin Dexter
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Colin Dexter, a mystery writer whose irascible, poetry-loving detective, Chief Inspector Morse, pursued clues and cask-conditioned ale through 13 nove(...)

The Bray Head Hotel is situated on a prominent 1.1-acre seafront site in the north Co Wicklow town

The Bray Head Hotel – which has hosted many a wedding, featured in lots of films, and was a regular haunt of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor – cou(...)

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