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Clare’s John Conlon and Galway’s Daithí Burke fought out a fascinating personal duel in last Saturday’s riveting All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Idea for novel GAA fund-raiser, to be taken around the world: Erect circus tent. Place large cannon at one end. Place Daithí Burke and John Conlon at (...)

In September 2003, when Ireland was steaming unassailably towards a gargantuan economic and moral comeuppance, Eamon Dunphy appeared on TV3 as host of(...)

England players celebrate the victory on penalties over Columbia in the last 16 clash. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty.

England’s march to the quarter-finals of the World Cup has seen an outbreak of national Three Lions fever that far exceeds anything since Euro 96, whe(...)

 Catherine Keener:  “I did not know about Harvey Weinstein at all. And I worked for him.” Photograph: Henny Garfunkel/The New York Times

Not for the first time, Catherine Keener laughs her appealingly dirty laugh and nods and swears. “Fucking A, man,” says the affable 58-year-old. &nbs(...)

'Valley of the Dolls' is not a taxing, serious or a “difficult” read – which makes it easy to dismiss or demean as part of the genre of “women’s fiction” that is looked down upon for being far too enjoyable

Being a very forthright, down-to-earth woman I very much doubt my nam gave a second thought to the lasting consequences of her actions when she threw (...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

Actor Christopher Plummer will replace Kevin Spacey in the completed but unreleased Hollywood film All the Money in the World.

The director and producers of the completed but unreleased Hollywood film All the Money in the World have chosen to remove Kevin Spacey from the movie(...)

Netflix Inc severed ties on Friday with Kevin Spacey, one of its biggest stars and the lead in its popular drama House of Cards, after a number of all(...)

Neil Jordan: Last September, Variety described him a showrunner on Riviera.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Is it time to drag out the old saw about the ambitious starlet who was so stupid she slept with the writer? Too late. We’ve done it. Throughout Holly(...)

House shares work - all things being  equal

When Albert Einstein published his Special Theory of Relativity in 1906, he overturned centuries of certainty associated with Newtonian physics. Somet(...)

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