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 All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen during Thursday’s press conference in Auckland. Photograph: Getty Images

The impending departure of All Blacks coach Steve Hansen may mark the end of an era in more ways than one. Hansen, 59, announced his intention to ste(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

During the long and increasingly grim political summer of 2016, amidst the first presidential campaign for which I was back in the US after eight year(...)

 Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was a key figure in the Irish-American mobster world of south Boston and was also involved with the IRA. Handout photograph: US Marshals Service/US Department of Justice/Reuters

Irish-American criminal James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead in a West Virginia prison on Tuesday, bringing to an end the life of one of America’s mos(...)

An undated photograph of James “Whitey” Bulger holding the son of fellow gangster John Martorano. Photograph:  US attorney’s office of Massachusetts handout via Reuters

James “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston mobster and FBI informer who was captured after 16 years on the run and finally brought to justice in 2013 for(...)

Sara Gran, author of The Infinite Blacktop. Photograph: Deborah Lopez

The best news of the crime fiction season is that Claire DeWitt, Sara Gran’s irresistible private detective, is back in a much-anticipated new adventu(...)

Nowhere gets on this list of Ireland’s best destination plates – part of our 100 best restaurants, cafes and places to eat in Ireland 2018 – through a(...)

Galway goalkeeper Michael Connelly blocks the ball to keep the Limerick attack at bay during the 1980 All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

September 7th, 1980. Galway versus Limerick. 2-15 to 3-9. It will always be the GAA’s day of magic-realism. Even if you have no interest in hurling, y(...)

 Reigning handball world champion Paul Brady, Martin Mulkerrins, Team Ireland captain and world champion Aisling Reilly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Chicago in the year 2000 and Mick Dunne, a renowned Gaelic games scribe of the old school, is putting pen to paper. Having just watched the great Ame(...)

Scene of the crime. Photograph: iStock

A familiar stereotype about crime novels is that they rely on a conservative sense of closure that restores order to the narrative but distorts images(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

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