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Eoghan Harris in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí have confirmed they are investigating the alleged online harassment of a female journalist through Twitter. Some of the content at the centre (...)

Writer and former senator Eoghan Harris was dropped by the Sunday Independent as a columnist after management learned he was contributing to an anti-Sinn Féin Twitter account. File photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

The involvement of columnist Eoghan Harris in an anonymous anti-Sinn Féin social media account was discovered after the account shared secret details (...)

Eoghan Harris was dropped by the Sunday Independent.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Twitter has suspended a total of nine accounts it believes are linked to an anonymous account used by prominent former Sunday Independent columnist Eo(...)

A generation of people are choosing to be child free as a result of the climate crisis. Photograph: iStock

When I think that it won’t hurt too much, I imagine the children I will not have. Would they be more like me or my partner? Would they have inherited (...)

Back row, left to right, Stig Abell, Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal, Syima Aslam, with (front row left to right) Mariella Frostrup and Alexander McCall Smith, the BBC-assembled panel who chose a new BBC list of 100 important  novels that shaped our world. Photograph: David Emery/BBC/PA Wire

Pick a side. Obviously, the BBC’s list of “100 Novels that Shaped Our World” is terrible. All such lists are terrible. Each one generates complaints (...)

Everything turns the most comforting colour of all: brown with brown hints of brown. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are good reasons to prefer one colour over another. Who looks good in magenta? One can justify favouring hard, waxy cheese to the damp, rancid s(...)

Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo in the 1957 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photograph: John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Since Chaucer there has been a long and rich tradition of writers creating imaginary religious buildings, cathedrals and churches in their novels. Som(...)