Johnny Sexton spoke recently about the excellent work being done behind the scenes.  Maybe it’s time to allow the fans to see this. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I should be writing about the Scotland game. I really should. There are plenty of angles to dive into and examine. An attack shape is developing. Cael(...)

Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies in Mank. Photograph: Netflix

History has not been kind to Marion Davies. The biggest female movie star of the early 1920s, she was crowned Queen of the Screen by theatre owners in(...)

Ivanka Trump endorsing a product on social media this week, prompting concerns that she violated US government ethics rules. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

America’s National Association of Manufacturers gave Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, its prestigious Alexander Hamilton award this year. “Like(...)

Low-paid workers in consumer-facing sectors such as  hospitality face  a much higher risk of potential exposure to coronavirus

Two of France’s most acclaimed writers, Leïla Slimani and Marie Darrieussecq, walked themselves into a veritable bar brawl last month after penning dr(...)

Zandra Mitchell: Ireland’s first female saxophone star

Apart from the road in Ballyfermot and the townland in Swords, as mentioned yesterday, it seems that the Battle of Cremona (1702) may also once have b(...)

Dr Eva Orsmond is the anti-Dermot Bannon while her husband Wyatt is a no-nonsense engineer in cargo shorts.

If Room to Improve has taught us anything, it’s that the Irish have an endless taste for programmes about stressed people doing up their houses. Archi(...)

A protester holds a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag during a sit-in protest  in Barcelona. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP

We live in baffling, distressing and very frightening times. The real and present dangers we face – chronic and deepening inequality, climate and bio(...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with fellow House Democrats on the steps outside the US Capitol. She is derided by the far left for her pragmatism, despite being a long-time target for Republicans. Photograph: Getty

After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and – horror of ho(...)

Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

Carlos Ghosn, former chairman  of the Renault-Nissan Alliance in  2017. File photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

In October 2016, Carlos Ghosn rented out the Grand Trianon in Versailles for his lavish second wedding. Hired actors in towering wigs and 18th century(...)

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