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Jon Ronson: tries to break down the hierarchy between interviewer and interviewees. Photograph: David Sleator

In the 1990s, the writer and television presenter Jon Ronson felt a furious rivalry with fellow bespectacled documentarian of the strange, Louis Th(...)

Mr Higgins will be honoured at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Photograph:L Andrew Winning/Reuters

Áras an Uachtaráin has released details of the upcoming state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Britain. The visit follows the successful(...)

 Michael Flatley and Niamh O’Brien lead the  annual St Patrick’s Day Festival as it passes from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket in London today. Photograph: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Having clinched the Six Nations rugby crown, there was always going to be good craic this weekend ahead of St Patrick’s Day. And this y(...)

File photograph shows Bob Crow, General Secretary of the Rail and National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), addressing the Trades Union Congress (TUC) annual congress of Britain’s unions in Bournemouth, southern England, last September. Britain’s Rail Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union said its leader Bob Crow, who recently led a series of strikes on London’s underground rail network, died in the early hours of this morning. Photograph: Toby Melville/Files/Reuters

The British trade union movement is in shock after the sudden death of firebrand rail union leader Bob Crow at the age of 52. The general(...)

London mayor Boris Johnson: representing a city proudly intolerant of intolerance. Photograph: PA

It strikes me as ironic that the logo for the “ex-gay” Christian charity, Core Issues Trust, is a partially intact apple. If that doesn’t evoke(...)

Most Senators knew nothing of the visit to ‘the Land of the Rapidly Rising Row’ until they read about it last week. Photograph: Getty
Miriam Lord’s Week

Japanese trip sees Seanad all fired up Our report two weeks ago about a select group of Senators (and one TD) travelling to Japan for a six-nig(...)

 Oisín Quinn of Labour:  “There’s a huge number of things that a lot of cities do themselves and the time I think has come for Dublin to be given the opportunity to take a leap forward in terms of how it is run.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The current phase of the debate on a directly elected mayor for Dublin is coming rapidly to a head. At issue right now is whether Dubliners get to vot(...)

“Tiger mother” Amy Chua, co-author with husband  Jed Rubenfeld of combustible new book ‘The Triple Package’. Photograph: Bloomsbury

Ten days ago my husband went to a reunion at Eton College for the leavers of 1974. About 150 men crowded into the 15th-century chapel to belt out a qu(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, seen here confirming Qatar as the  hosts of 2022 World Cup in Zurich  2010.  Photograph: Getty Images

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by offic(...)

  Clerkenwell fire station in London, once Britain’s oldest,  has been closed.  Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA

The red fire-tenders stationed in Clerkenwell fire station in north London left their bays 2,110 times from January 1st, 2013, to January 1st this (...)

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