k-punk: Mark Fisher’s brilliant writing ranged across popular music, film, TV, politics and literature

For the past two weeks I’ve been feasting on k-punk, an 800-page collection of the writings of the late cultural theorist Mark Fisher. While skip(...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

Sir Ken Robinson: he says  the key is to remember that every child is unique and has different talents and abilities

Sir Ken Robinson came to worldwide prominence when he argued that schools were killing creativity and failing to recognise the diversity of children’s(...)

Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom, photographed outside her home in Northamptonshire on Saturday. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Who is Andrea Leadsom?
  • UK
  • July 9, 2016, 13:50

Andrea Leadsom was largely unknown to most British voters before the Brexit referendum but her upbeat argument that Britain could flourish outside th(...)

Participants in Saturday's water protests in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Probably the first case of whistleblowing on record is in The Emperor’s New Clothes. You know it’s a fairy story because the child who unmasks the (...)

George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at Venice city hall for a civil ceremony to formalise their wedding today. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

It only took 14 minutes. After four days of lavish closed-doors celebrations, frantic waterborne paparazzi chases and seemingly endless global media s(...)

The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, which was a home from 1930 to 1970. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Eighteen years ago, on May 11th, 1996, Padraig O’Morain wrote in this newspaper about a woman he called Eileen, whose baby was taken from her in a mot(...)