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Chuck Feeney: The man who gave it all away. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 80 years ago, a boy could be found on a New Jersey beach in summer distributing umbrellas and allowing himself to be “dunked” in a tub by contest(...)

A protest on D’Olier Street, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government will consider rules governing public demonstrations following a controversial anti-mask protest in Dublin at the weekend, Minister for (...)

 British political adviser Dominic Cummings and prime minister Boris Johnson: Britain is Britain with all of its strengths and weaknesses. Johnson-Cummings have played to those weaknesses. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

Anyone who is surprised by the latest turn of events in Brexit Britain hasn’t been paying attention. Modelled in part on the Bannon-Trump experiment i(...)

Centibillionaire Mark Zuckerberg. The word ‘centibillionaire’ has entered into common usage for someone with a net worth of more than $100 billion. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

One year ago, there were just two centibillionaires, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. Recently, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has joined the Amazon and Micros(...)

Police and anti-mask protesters outside Downing Street in London. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters from across the UK gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to protest against coronavirus restrictions and(...)

A protester stands wrapped in black-white-red imperial German flag in front of the Reichstag building guarded by policemen at the end of the demonstration in Berlin. Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP via Getty Images

Berlin police were guarding the Reichstag on Saturday evening after a mob attempted to storm the parliament building at the end of a day of protest ag(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Dara Calleary: former minister for agriculture Calleary appears to fail to grasp “clear and unambiguous” rules. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Is Ireland at risk of becoming an accidental Sweden? The restrictions introduced this week were not like the short, sharp shock of March – instead th(...)

Facebook chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg: his wealth has crossed $100bn. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Billionaires are small town; for elite bragging rights “centibillionaire” is the new threshold. The word had little cause to be used before 2018, when(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifies remotely during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill in Washington last month. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP

One class of people has done particularly nicely off the coronavirus pandemic: billionaires. Since it started, as more than 50 million Americans turne(...)

In this London restaurant, bears are used to reinforce the need for diners to socially distance. Photograph: Zizou Hammoudi/PA Wire

Image of the week: Bear essentials If Dublin is so great, then how come it’s not possible, at the time of writing, to have a mid-pandemic meal in the(...)

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