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John Heard, known for his starring role in ‘Home Alone’ has died in California.  Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

Actor John Heard, known for his starring role in Home Alone, has died aged 72. The star played the father of Macaulay Culkin’s character in the hit 1(...)

The Capuchin Centre in Dublin: thousands of parcels are given out to the homeless last December. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland is doing very well. The economy is growing dramatically. There are more people employed and fewer unemployed. Ireland’s population is rising s(...)

Mae Robbins, at her home in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Mae Robbins lives in a studio flat in a terraced house on Dublin’s northside. Her flat is small and stores all her worldly possessions. Though Mae des(...)

The brilliant cartoonist Steve Cutts satirised our use of technology in a now famous illustration that depicts modern humans as the walking dead; emac(...)

Brittany Snow’s incredibly sudden transformation from blonde damsel to revolutionary leader is clumsy

Grad student Lucy (My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Brittany Snow) is about to bring her boyfriend home for the first time when, hey, where did everybody go? (...)

Dublin fireman Willie Bermingham founded the charity Alone in 1977. Photographs: The Irish Times

Ireland’s rapidly-ageing population means the services offered by the charity Alone have become more vital than ever as it celebrates 40 years in exis(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron: Alone among the main parties, the Liberal Democrats are promising a second referendum on Brexit. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

From the moment last month when Theresa May called the general election, few were in any doubt that the Conservatives would win, Labour would struggle(...)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko – born July 18th, 1933; died April 1st, 2017 – reciting his poems in New York in 2006. Photograph: Jennifer Taylor/New York Times
Obituary: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an internationally acclaimed poet with the charisma of an actor and the instincts of a politician whose defiant verse inspired a (...)

“Loneliness is personal, and it is also political.” Illustration: artfromthefringe/Getty Images

There is a condition that is twice as deadly as obesity and more dangerous than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It is a sneaky, capricious beast that can(...)

Martin Luther statue in Wittenberg, Germany:  what he intended as the beginning of a theological dialogue in 1517 set in train events that have shaped the world  today. Photograph: iStock

It began 500 years ago this year. It shaped your life and mine, and that of billions of other people since. Yet few realise that anymore. It led to (...)

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