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Masha Gessen: Vladimir Putin’s assault on LGBT+ rights forced the writer and their family to leave Russia for the United States. Photograph: Naima Green/New York Times

As we hurtle towards one of the most divisive, ugly and consequential elections in American history, the flow of books about what’s happening in the U(...)

Work on a Falls Road mural of George Floyd who was murdered by police in Minneapolis. Protests took place across the world, including in Belfast and Dublin. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

This week’s protest march in Dublin against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was notable for a number of reasons. For starters it was the mo(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD  addressing the Institute of International & European Affairs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Good morning. So the final week of the campaign is upon us. Five final frantic days of campaign before polling day on Saturday begin this morning. (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured during a media briefing at Government Buildings. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

As we face into the second week of the general election campaign we can expect many spending promises with the main parties due to launch their housin(...)

Leo Varadkar: criticised for response to homeless man incident. Photograph: Fran Veale

Good morning, The first full day of campaigning in the 2020 general election was dominated by the issue of homelessness after an incident which was d(...)

 Broadcaster and presenter Gay Byrne at Caesar’s Italian Restaurant, Dame Street, Dublin in 1971. Photograph: Pat Langan

The long shadow which Gay Byrne casts across the history of Irish broadcasting is often reduced in the telling to a handful of key moments which are d(...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Owen Roe played the role of Frank Hardy in Faith Healer by Brian Friel, at the Gate theatre in 2010

Actor Owen Roe will receive this year’s special tribute award at the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in the new year. The award is for the wel(...)

Trinity College Dublin says Hillary Clinton will receive an honorary degree from the university and deliver a public lecture on Friday, June 22nd. Photograph: Getty Images

Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey, the man she claimed “shivved” her in the 2016 presidential election campaign, will speak at separ(...)

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