Lady Luck

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Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

Detail from Aubrey Beardsley’s illustration to Oscar Wilde’s ‘Salome’

In the Roman calendar, June 24th was the feast of Fors Fortuna, the goddess of fortune. Her cult survives today in the form of Lady Luck, and modern w(...)

Richie Towell was at Oriel Park to see his former side win 4-0 against Finn Harps. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dundalk 4 Finn Harps 0 Lady Luck turned her back on Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps at Oriel Park as Dundalk ran out convincing winners in the end. The te(...)

Shane Ross: Eight years on the county council, nine Seanad terms and counting down his second Dail term but still unprepared for the OCI ticketing scandal.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Isn’t it grand to see the confidence of some of the newbies in the Dáil? In situ just a few months and already Sean Canney, the Independent Alliance T(...)

How the mighty are fallen. First shall be last and last shall be first. For whoever has will be given more, but whoever does not have, even what he ha(...)

“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty.

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

Croupiers sit in front of gaming tables inside a casino in Macau. October is set to be the worst month on record for casino revenues in the world’s biggest gambling hub Macau. Photograph: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Sometimes it seemed like Lady Luck was going to keep smiling forever on the baize tables of Macau, but the ongoing corruption crackdown, democracy pro(...)