Jimmy Reardon

Born: October 18th, 1925 Died: June 20th, 2019 “We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – seven simple words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarshi(...)

 Pope Francis (R) greets former Pope Benedict during a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, 2014. Photograph: Alessia Giuliani/File Photo/Reuters

Former Pope Benedict has blamed the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal on the effects of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and a general collapse(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania in 2016. His aides he will not be dissuaded by the allegations from entering the presidential race. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the US House of Representatives, offered a measured defence of Joe Biden on Tuesday, arguing that the allegati(...)

Sleep texting: new condition affecting many students. Photograph: Getty Images

Conditions like sleep walking and sleep talking are well known, there are even documented cases of driving and committing murder (homicidal somnambuli(...)

Men are more likely to do their grieving silently. Photograph: iStock

I wonder how many of the men and women you know are silently holding the grief of miscarriage as they go through their day? A good many, as estimate(...)

Bill Cosby case: the jury deliberated not even two days – compared with six days the first time around – before finding the comedian guilty on all counts on Thursday. Photograph: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty

The trial of Bill Cosby provides what social scientists might call a natural experiment. In the spring of 2017 a jury could not agree about whether th(...)

 Ronnie Delany winning the 1,500 metres gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Photograph: IOC/Allsport

The thing about sporting records is that for all the replay buttons and digital archives at our fingertips these days, nothing can replace living memo(...)

‘Serpentine’ queues tend to move faster than the more conventional type. Photograph: iStock

You dash into the supermarket for a few necessities. You reckon it will take 10 minutes at the most before you are finished and on your way home. Then(...)

Síofra Cléirigh Büttner in ction during the  National track and field championshios at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ever since landing back home for the summer last week it’s been impossible to avoid the energy of Euro 2016. You don’t even need to be a big fan of so(...)

Bill Cosby’s defence will argue that he had a deal with a suburban Philadelphia prosecutor in 2005 that he would not be prosecuted and should give evidence freely in accuser Andrea Constand’s civil lawsuit. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

A former Pennsylvania district attorney who declined in 2005 to prosecute Bill Cosby for sexual assault testified on Tuesday he had concerns about the(...)

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