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Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare in Preacher. Photograph: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Inside the American Embassy Monday, C4, 10pm With a new UK Ambassador, Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson IV, in place, a major relocation from Grosvenor Square i(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

Brexit now resembles ‘Father Ted’ and the UK is Craggy Island.

The behaviour of the Brexiteers at the heart of the UK government is beginning to resemble a mash-up of several episodes of Father Ted. That some pro(...)

Donald Trump: the golf-carting embodiment of transgression. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

For a long time the hippest word in art criticism was “transgressive”. One of the things that defined a work as modern was the breaking of taboos. And(...)

Fr Jack Finucane  at the opening of an exhibition of Ethiopian photographs in 1995. Photograph: David Sleator

Among the metaphorical badges of honour pinned to Jack Finucane’s breast by those who knew him and served with him, was the virtue of wisdom, said to (...)

If the lines of communication from club to county board to central council to Congress were working, there wouldn’t be any need for a Club Players Association.   Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As a man who enjoys all the meats of the sporting stew, I was at the Ireland v New Zealand game last weekend with my father, who hadn’t been to Lansdo(...)

Censured priest Fr Brian D’Arcy described his reaction on finding out that his friend Fr Michael Cleary had two children as one of absolute shock. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Censured priest Fr Brian D’Arcy has defended Fr Michael Cleary and Bishop Eamon Casey, who fathered children, as “loving” in their relationships with (...)

Frank Kelly was a versatile, talented and inventive actor.  Photograph: Joe St Ledger

Frank Kelly the comedy and straight actor, writer, satirist, recording artist and gentleman, has been loved by several generations of Irish people. He(...)

Actor Frank Kelly and his wife Bairbre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimmons/The Irish Times

Actor Frank Kelly, best known as Father Jack from the television show Father Ted, has died aged 77. His death falls on the 18th anniversary of fellow (...)

Our Summers Past series mines the Irish Times archive to find the best articles from previous summers. In this piece from August 1996, ‘Father Ted (...)