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Novena of poems:   Caitríona Ní Chléirchín   reads “In Memory of My Mother” at the graveside of  Patrick Kavanagh in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, as part of a tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of  his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was “a day for the long johns”, as one of the older men present said to his neighbour. Nevertheless, 50 years after Patrick Kavanagh’s death on Nov(...)

Supporters of the Support Palestine group hold placards and protest  in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/AFP/Getty Images

The author of a controversial UN report which accused Israel of operating an apartheid-like regime towards Palestinians is among the speakers due to a(...)

George Galloway, the former British MP,  has said he is in favour of an “Ire-exit” from the EU. File photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Former British MP George Galloway has said he is in favour of an “Ire-exit” from the EU which should be put to a referendum. The left-wing politician(...)

Katie McCabe: “I’m really excited about it. The whole thing is very full-time professional.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

She will, says one FAI official “rip it up in England”. Even if her energy and enthusiasm were the only things that Katie McCabe was bringing to Arse(...)

Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s former British newspaper boss, has told a London court she had sanctioned payments to public officials but de(...)

White Dee (Deirdre Kelly): at home on ‘Benefits Street’

I landed back in my home city of Birmingham the day before the first episode of the now-notorious Benefits Street, aired on Channel 4. I didn’t watch (...)

 Angela Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security  software, used for governmental communication, at a computer fair in Hanover in in March this year. Photograph: Reuters

On Wednesday last week, German chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned Barack Obama and protested in reportedly robust terms against the hacking of her mo(...)