Rutger Bregman argues for a 15-hour working week, a world without borders and a basic salary for every citizen. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

First, Rutger Bregman came for the globalists. In late January at Davos, the Swiss resort where the world’s political and financial elites gather eac(...)

“Let me know when I tell a lie,” Chris Rock says at one point, to dead silence.  Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

3Arena, Dublin ★★★★ It has been nine years since Chris Rock embarked on a major world tour, and in that time he has gone through a divorce, and Trum(...)

Children from around the country compete in table tennis at the Aldi Community Games Festivals. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The table quiz final at the Community Games is barely two rounds old and already the fat lady has started to clear her throat within earshot of the te(...)

Lip service: a mouth made up in Maybelline’s Touchable Taupe gives me the illusion that I am a fully functioning adult

In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention that I’m wearing make-up in the photograph on this page. If you met me at 7 o’clock in the morni(...)

Anya McKenna (7) from Roundwood, Co Wicklow, competes in the Girls’ under-eight freestyle event at the Aldi Community Games in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Sportsfile

Thousands of competitive children and their sometimes considerably more competitive parents poured through the gates of the sprawling National Sports (...)

“In recent years, self-help has altered its guise. We are no longer dieting, we are clean eating, and we aren’t sweating like pigs at aerobics, we are a pilates-performing fitfam.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul was my gateway drug. It was the early 1990s, the United States was in the buoyancy of its early Clinton years, and my mother(...)

Lance Armstrong poses for a selfie as he rides with Cure Leukaemia charity riders during stage thirteen of the One Day Ahead - Le Tour 2015 on July 16, 2015 in Rodez, France. Photo: Sam Bagnall/Getty Images

What is it that people expect Lance Armstrong to do or say? The Texan spinner – of wheels, lies, deception, inspiration, delusion, truths, apologies a(...)

Richard Moat CEO of Eir. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Richard Moat, the no-nonsense Brummie who is chief executive of telecoms group Eir, has made his Irish home in perhaps the State’s most prestigious vi(...)

 Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell: from received morality to damage limitation. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The European Union is like the Eagles’ Hotel California, the world shifted on its axis with the release of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, and everyone in(...)

You could apply Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hours-of- practice theory to Tim Hecker’s art of sound design. A 15-year run of releases has seen the C(...)

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