John Hooper

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 Philip (left) and Richard Lovegrove sailing the Sigma 33 ‘Rupert’, winners of the Waterhouse Shield for the best performing DBSC cruiser-racer in 2018. Photograph: Afloat.ie

Royal St George Yacht Club’s Richard and Philip Lovegrove, the joint skippers of the Sigma 33 ‘Rupert’,will be the toast of the Dún Laoghaire clubhous(...)

A float depicting Silvio Berlusconi entitled The Banana Republic, at the traditional Viareggio Carnival parade, in 2001. Photograph: AP Photo/Riccardo Dalle Luche

In some ways the Mafia, with its powerful matriarchs and clan loyalty, is a grotesque parody of Mediterranean family life. Rival clans gain strengt(...)