Crack/craic: William Shakespeare would have put a K in it. Image: Painting known as the ‘Chandos portrait’/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Shakespeare was a man who enjoyed the crack. Or even the “craic”, as 97 per cent of Twitter users now spell it, according to a poll being carried out,(...)

It is to that great Dubliner George Bernard Shaw the quote “I’m sorry this letter is so long, I didn’t have time to make it shorter”, is most frequent(...)

Anne O’Riordan  has worked for Accenture for the last 28 years, having joined as an analyst in 1990

Anne O’Riordan credits what was then the Aer Lingus Young Scientist Exhibition with whetting her appetite for biotechnology while she was still at sch(...)

Many women reacted strongly to Anton Mesmer’s magnetic therapies; some of them convulsing or falling unconscious.

In 1778 Anton Mesmer arrived in Paris. He had left Vienna under a cloud when his new practice of animal magnetism raised objections among medical prac(...)

Pension reform: little detail beyond idea employee, employer and State shall all contribute financially. It will be introduced in 2022.

It was a crowded platform when the new roadmap for pensions reform was announced on Wednesday. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance and Pub(...)

Harlad Malmgren and daughter Pippa: special advisers to many US presidents

Meet the Malmgrens. You might not have heard of them but they are members of an extraordinary family. Harald Malmgren was a senior adviser to four co(...)

Once all but wiped out in New England, turkeys are all over the place again now

The bald eagle is a US national symbol, as you probably know. And for many Americans, its suitability for that role was only enhanced by a video clip (...)

Legendary   piano man Fats Domino in 2007.  The New Orleans resident has died at 89. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Fats Domino, the rock’n’roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music, has died at the age of 89. He died on(...)

How to Win Friends and Influence People: not everyone agrees with Dale Carnegie, but he knew the value of persuasion. Photograph: Frederic Hamilton/Hulton/Getty

By the time you read this I will be on my way to jail. Not to be detained at her majesty’s pleasure but to argue about current affairs as part of a de(...)

Trump and the protesters

Sir, – In “Beware Trump, we are dissidents; we are legion” (Opinion & Analysis, January 23rd), Charles Blow begins celebrating the “dissidents” wh(...)

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