Gore Vidal

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Schadenfreude is the pleasure experienced while witnessing another’s misfortune. There is little doubt that, on this side of the Irish Sea, we have wa(...)

Bono in a  still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh.  Photograph:  IFI/Merry Doyle

For the first time in nearly 40 years, extended footage of U2 shot when they played the roof of an inner-city Dublin community centre in 1982 is to be(...)

Julian Assange gestures from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, on Thursday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Julian Assange faces extradition to the United States and up to five years in jail following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursda(...)

Fellaini outjumping Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi. The Belgian can make use of his Velcro-touch chest control, all the while clearing the area around him with a head-high, studs-up roundhouse ninja lunge. Photograph: AFP

Carry on then, Marouane. After some suggestions this week that Marouane Fellaini might be on his way out of Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Friday(...)

Camille O’Sullivan and band during their residency at the Irish Arts Center

In a Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a group are discussing their Irishness. DNA testing kits are big in the United States, prom(...)

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 (...)

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