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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(...)

Mihir Desai, a professor at Harvard Business and Harvard Law School, and author of ‘The Wisdom of Finance’

It’s not often – if ever – you’ll come across a book written by a Harvard finance professor who seems just as comfortable talking about the romantic c(...)

The  “Lady Lavery”: Dix Noonan Webb auctioneers has announced the sale of the most comprehensive private collection of Irish 10-shilling notes ever assembled.

Last week, a new £10 banknote went into circulation in Britain – the first ever to feature the images of two women: Queen Elizabeth (who appears on al(...)

 Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 10,000 metres final at the  16th IAAF World Athletics Championships in the  London Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

There are cheerleaders in every sport but not all carry pompoms. It seems that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has decided to reserve all c(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both put on the goggles of foolishness at a tech business incubator in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph: Ian Vogler/Getty Images

The week in numbers: Gender audit 96 Number of BBC presenters and other on-air talent who earn more than £150,000. 62 Number of these highest earn(...)

People shelter under umbrellas as they look at a Jane Austen-inspired bench outside Winchester Cathedral in Hampshiresssss which is part of the ‘Sitting with Jane’ art trail to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her death.  Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Nuala O’Connor:‘Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance’ In the Jane Austen Centre, in Bath, you try on a bonnet that smells of other pe(...)

Jane Austen: impending bicentenary of her death will unleash a flood of commemorations

I did a double-take during the week when an email arrived inviting me to “celebrate the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s death at Hilton Park, Co Monagha(...)

Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co Waterford.

It was a marriage that created one of the most powerful political dynasties in Ireland in the 18th century and now it’s to be commemorated with an eve(...)

The Costumed Charity Promenade is part of the annual Jane Austen Festival

Steam is rising off the water, and golden evening light reflects on to the Bath stone of the ancient abbey. A gathering of modern-day Jane Austen char(...)

File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An audible sigh of relief was heard around the country at 2pm on Thursday as students opened their English exam paper and found that all the predicted(...)

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