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Susie Dent: ‘There has never been a golden age of English. Even in the era of Keats and Shakespeare, people complained about the abuse of language.’ Photograph: Stewart Williams

The Countdown lexicographer on a life-long love of languages, accidental fame and why ‘gobsHIte’ isn’t as Irish as we think In the dumbed-down w(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden   on  TV as  President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on board Air Force One after a campaign rally in Wisconsin.  Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

US Republicans are becoming increasingly concerned they could lose their majority in the Senate in November as a new poll showed Democrats ahead in a (...)

Prof Cal Muckley: ‘Students come from different backgrounds in terms of sectors and education as well as nationality’

The economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis has left many people at a career crossroads but this period of uncertainty can offer opportunities, acco(...)

Caroline Calloway in one of the photographs of herself she has tweeted. Photograph: Twitter/@carolinecaloway

It is hard to imagine Caroline Calloway being of any time before the internet – like picturing a present-day Joan of Arc. She laughs when I tell her s(...)

Jim Barry,  chief investment officer of  BlackRock Alternative Investors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Jim Barry, the Irishman promoted earlier this year to investment chief at US asset management giant BlackRock’s alternative investments unit, has no p(...)

Caoimhe O’Reilly: “There’s so much has happened elsewhere in the world, and it’s good to see how they’ve got over things and dealt with them”

The streets of Derry’s Creggan estate are a long way from the tree-lined campus of The Lawrenceville School, New Jersey. One of the United States’ to(...)

Dagogo Hart: “Not all people are ignorant, they understand who you are but they just don’t want you to be in their country.” Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Shortly after he arrived in Ireland, Dagogo Hart had to take a test to prove he could speak English. His initial amusement at the suggestion that a na(...)

Philip Lane, the ECB’s newly-installed chief economist, has excellent academic credentials – including a PhD from  Harvard – while Christine Lagarde lacks an economics qualification. Photograph: Tom Honan

Christine Lagarde’s surprise nomination last week as the European Central Bank’s (ECB) next president has sent financial market participants scramblin(...)

Actress Felicity Huffman leaves federal court after  acknowledging she paid $15,000 to arrange for cheating on her daughter’s SAT test. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak

The picturesque town of New Haven was the location for the latest chapter in the bankruptcy trial of developer Sean Dunne this week. But for most res(...)

Though renowned for its heritage as an academic institution, the university is also a hive of entrepreneurship whose former alumni have gone on to set up businesses. Photograph: iStock

From where he is sitting for our interview at a city centre coffee shop, Michael Flynn, assistant professor in entrepreneurship and director of execut(...)

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