Fine Gael byelection candidate Verona Murphy arrives to vote at Ramsgrange Parish Hall, Co Wexford, on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“She apologised, but there are other candidates, and one in particular, Gemma O’Doherty, who didn’t apologise and who seemed to get something of a fre(...)

St James Church in Dingle, venue for many sublime Other Voices gigs

What started off solely as a Dingle-based music event celebrating the emergence of left-of-centre Irish songwriters has, some 18 years later, morphed (...)

RTÉ Headquarters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning. Days after the death of Gay Byrne, the dominant and outstanding figure in its history, RTÉ outlined overnight the measures it will have(...)

David Carroll, who took Cambridge Analytica to court. Photograph: Netflix

Netflix’s data-hacking documentary has hit our screens the week Boris Johnson gains the keys to 10 Downing Street. It seems unlikely that the streamin(...)

Stranger Things returns on July 4th. Photograph: Netflix

Stranger Things, Season 3 Thursday, July 4th The third installment of the sci-fi smash is set in the summer of 1985 and sees the town of Hawkins(...)

Jeremy Kyle: his show, launched in 2005, was one of the early TV formats to capitalise on our endless appetite for human suffering. Photograph: ITV

We’re living in an age, so we’re always being told, when feelings preside over facts. On social media, lies travel faster and go further than the trut(...)

Current favourite book I sometimes read on my phone because that’s good for flights, so I have a few on the go. I’m listening to Calypso as an a(...)

Paul Mannion in action during the 2018 Leinster Final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On a sunny Good Friday at a table in a rooftop bar, Paul Mannion stirs his coffee and settles in to talk about whatever you want to talk about. We can(...)

French film director Agnes Varda: late artist’s   work was fuelled by empathy. Photograph: Getty/AFP

Agnes Varda died last week, aged 90. Last Monday, I happened to watch her most recent documentary, Faces Places, made with the artist JR who specialis(...)

Dark web: Cambridge Analytica is controlled by a key funder of the hard right in US politics, the billionaire Robert Mercer, who also owns AggregateIQ’s intellectual property. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

It says much for the effects of partition that one of the questions floating around this week has been whether the kind of data mining exposed in the (...)

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