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The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by a jailed sex offender who made three young girls take Polaroid pictures of themselves as he sexually abused them.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal by a jailed sex offender who made three young girls take Polaroid pictures of themselves as he (...)

An original Axminster carpet from the 1770s, designed by the company’s founder, Thomas Whitty, beside a loom from the 1950s, on display inside the Axminster Heritage Centre in Axminster, England.  Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

The royal coat of arms is affixed to a sign on the front of the Axminster Carpets factory, near the train station in a town of 6,000 in southwest Engl(...)

There was always something a little different about Saint Sister. When the Northern Irish duo first arrived on the scene in 2014, it wasn’t just Gemma(...)

US president Donald Trump painted a stark picture of what losing the majority would mean for the conservative agenda Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has warned evangelical leaders that Democrats “will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violen(...)

 The plan to build a 40-plus storey skyscraper as part of a €250m office and hotel complex in Cork has drawn much criticism in recent days. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The developers behind Ireland’s planned tallest building on the historic Port of Cork site have moved to reassure the public that they are sensitive t(...)

The Green Party in Cork has come out in support of a campaign by a local artist to block plans by an Irish-American developer for Ireland’s tallest sk(...)

Egyptian soprao Fatma Said performs at RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Christmas Gala

Wednesday, December 13 RTÉ NSO Christmas Gala National Opera House, Wexford 7.30pm €25-€45 bit.ly/2zF9WFS; also Dublin, Thurs; Drogheda, Fri This y(...)

Crash Ensemble, who performed as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival.

Lists of the year’s best this or that, or of people’s favourite reading or listening, are obviously entertaining. But they are altogether more of a ch(...)

Gerald Barry: His “treatment somehow intensifies, if that is imaginable, the topsy-turviness of Lewis Carroll’s imagination”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Musical taste is as complex and confounding as the rules of attraction. You can argue about it, but taste is one of those things that people don’t hav(...)

Barack Obama as he is sworn in on January 20th, 2009, as US president, on the same Bible used to swear in Abraham Lincoln. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Abraham Lincoln: the 16th president of the United States

Donald J Trump will on Friday ascend the steps of Capitol Hill and utter an oath first sworn by George Washington in 1789. “I do solemnly swear that (...)

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