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Eva Illouz: ‘When you look at the women he (Trump) has been with, including a porn star, it is really about the crude exchange of money for sex and beauty.’ Photograph: Thomas Haley

The US-educated, Franco-Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz has established a reputation as the sociologist of love, sex and power. Her book, Cold Intimaci(...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

Backseat builders: they’ve never done any renovation work themselves but have a family friend/ex-wife/third cousin who has. Photograph: iStock/Getty

When you embark on a building project you aren’t just taking on the stress of renovating a house. You’re also risking exposure to endless advice and o(...)

With the Winter Olympics under way, many of us are receiving our quadrennial reminder of the existence of a sport called “curling”

In two different Marks & Spencer stores this week, I saw product-recall notices with contrasting uses of English: one acceptable, the other an abo(...)

Hey little girl, is your daddy home Did he go away and leave you all alone I got a bad desire, I’m on fire I once believed there was something timele(...)

41 Niall Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

41 Niall Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 Status: Launched in October seeking €345,000; went sale agreed “well in excess” of asking price. Agent: (...)

 Sally Rooney has won the 2017 ‘Sunday Times’/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Irish author Sally Rooney has won the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for her first novel, Conversations With Friends (Faber &am(...)

New Zealand comedian Penny Ashton whose show – Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical –  runs in Tralee, Kilmallock, Nenagh and Limerick in November

Postcards from the Ledge      Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, October 25th-November 11th, 7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2.30pm), €22-€55 – gaietyth(...)

Penny Ashton is doing a one-woman show inspired by the work of English novelist Jane Austen.

She’s a New Zealand comedian, commentator and writer, doing a one-woman show inspired by the work of quintessential English novelist Jane Austen, whic(...)

When Gwyneth Paltrow was 22 years old, she got a role that would take her from actress to star: The film producer Harvey Weinstein hired her for the l(...)

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