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The Jessica Harrington-trained  Sandymount Duke, which is owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, has been ruled out of Saturday’s Grand National. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ronnie Wood has learned you can’t always get what you want, as his colours will not be carried in the Grand National. The Rolling Stones guitarist own(...)

 Ireland may win the Six Nations but back-to-back Grand Slams are unlikely.

Gerry Thornley Who will win/will there be a Grand Slam? Ireland are the most efficient and dependable machine, although whether this biennial schedu(...)

The DFS Avenue bed.

Sleepover in style Pack your PJs and shake out your slippers: the adult sleepover is trending big-time. After all, why should teenagers be allowed to(...)

Get adventurous around South Dublin and Wicklow with Ian O’Riordan’s new guide book.

Summer cycles Wheel heads will be delighted to learn about a new book, Cycling South Dublin & Wicklow, Great Road Routes, by Ian O’Riordan. The g(...)

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 (...)

Michael Twomey (right)  in 2012 with Frank Duggan with whom he played as characters Miah and Cha in “Hall’s Pictorial Weekly”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fond tributes have been paid to veteran Cork actor Michael Twomey who has died aged 84. A stalwart of the Cork theatrical scene for decades, he was b(...)

Marge Simpson: the blue-haired great American mom who has nurtured her family of Homer, Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie

Good morning America, Happy Fourth of July. While smug Europeans may smile on indulgently, apparently oblivious as to how demented their fans have bee(...)

 Sir Roger Moore: Why does he always insist he wasn’t a great actor when people ask about his films? “Well, I’ve seen them, you see.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“This man is very important,” says Sir Roger Moore, inaccurately, as he shakes my hand. The former Bond, Saint, Maverick and Persuader is 89 years old(...)

Harper Lee in a local courthouse while visting her home town of Monroeville in 1961. Photograph: Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Harper Lee, who has died aged 89, was the author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Her story of race relations and injustice set in the American south in th(...)

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee, in a  courthouse in her hometown. File photograph: Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

This time last year news editors and literary journalists were intent on sourcing advance copies of the rejected first novel from which Harper Lee sha(...)

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