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The video, which lasts for just under two minutes, features the Taoiseach seated on what might be a bar stool in what looks like heaven’s waiting room answering questions.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar or his handlers hoped the video just released – or dropped – on Twitter in which he answers what he says are the most fr(...)

Men need to step up to the plate and do their fair share of housework. Photograph: Getty Images

We need to talk about housework. To be honest, I’d rather not. In common, I suspect, with the vast majority of the population (with the exception of (...)

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Her call for more diversity in the media sparked a backlash among social media loudmouths. Photograph: Marvel Studios 2019

‘The internet? Is that thing still around?” It’s been 20 years since Homer Simpson said those words, but, even then, we were expected to snort at his(...)

Last-minute Christmas shopping. Photograph: iStock/Getty

ADULTS Dents Aviemore touch-screen gloves The gloves Among the most traditional of Christmas gifts, but what we like about Dents Avie(...)

Ally McCoist and Alan Brazil on talkSPORT.

Exchange of the Week That’d be the one between Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist on talkSPORT radio when they discussed the less than fabulous performance(...)

As Technotronic urged me to ‘Pump Up The Jam’ I considered jumping off the machine and going back to the park

Having grown wearily sick of swearing miserably at the Baltic weather as I put on my gear ahead of yet another run through the frozen wastelands of th(...)

Personal mugs  offer a measure of personal control and identity in largely anonymous open plan offices. Photograph: iStock

Every few weeks, someone at the Financial Times sends an email to the entire newsroom asking if anyone has seen a much-loved missing mug. Last month (...)

Homer Simpson: “The key to parenting is don’t overthink it. Because overthinking leads to . . . What were we talking about?”

The Oxford English Dictionary recently added more than 1,100 new words to its online edition. In an alarming sign of the times, more than 100 of these(...)

Conor Pope in Val d’Isère: “I start barrelling down the final slope on my final day in the French Alps in a style and manner which –I presume – makes me look the spit of James Bond fleeing baddies and try to banish the unwelcome thoughts of crunching teeth.”

As the gentle swish of powdery snow is suddenly and alarmingly replaced by the hard crunch of skis sliding over compacted ice, it brings to mind the s(...)

"Something happened that had never happened before. The girls climbed up and sat either side of me."

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse. This week, comedian and author Aidan (...)

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