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 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by Army personnel last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland contributes more to the prosperity and equality of the world than any other country relative to the size of its economy, a new report has stat(...)

Tinakilly Lodge, Co Wicklow: this stunning property has movie star good looks more typically found in the Hollywood Hills than just outside Wicklow Town.  Available from €5,900 a week

Guests at Lisheen Castle, Tipperary can opt for the full “Downton” experience during their stay. The castle sleeps 19 so if you can fill it (...)

Menashe Lustig as Menashe, with Ruben Niborski. 'I was just blown away by this portly, funny comedian,' says the director. Photograph: Federica Valabrega

Made on a micro-budget, shot guerilla-style over two years, and performed almost entirely in Yiddish by non-professional actors, Menashe is a warm and(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems , whose new project, noyb, is gathering funding via a Kickstarter-like platform until January. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Max Schrems is at it again. Tomorrow Austria’s restless privacy activist will be in the High Court in Dublin for the latest round in his long-running (...)

When we first encountered the latest Lexus RX450h, it felt a bit old-hat compared to plugin hybrid rivals such as the Volvo XC90 T8. No plug, no lithi(...)

Daniel Morgan: part of a landscape of private detectives who did the bidding of the press for huge sums of money

When Peter Jukes first made contact with the brother of murdered private detective Daniel Morgan, it didn’t seem like the most auspicious phone call h(...)

Brussels sprouts: “The myriad sprout recipes all aim to do the same thing: distract you from the fact that you’re eating Brussels sprouts.”

Here’s something you should know about me: I hate Brussels sprouts. The colour, the shape, the size, the sulphurous taste. Every single thing about th(...)

Once a week I will put down my phone, pick up a pencil (remember those?) and add fresh pages to the pile. Photograph: Getty Images

This week I attended my first ever creative writing class. Hidden in the depths of journalists’ souls are dejected wannabe writers with dreams of best(...)

An alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein, Mimi Haleyi, at a press conference held by attorney Gloria Allred in New York recently. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Not you too, Dustin? The list is long and inglorious, and getting longer by the day. Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, film-maker James Toback, director (...)

Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

It’s mid-afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samantha Power is in reflective mode. Sitting in the mid-October sun in the gardens of Harvard’s (...)

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