‘Thanks to those who give us perspective. This moment we are in, here in America, is dark and exquisitely painful.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

It’s a strange thing, Thanksgiving. As a kid growing up in Ireland, I saw it in movies and never really understood it. I thought it was a made-up even(...)

In the Name of Peace: John Hume’s wife, Pat, at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, John Hume’s seminal role in the peace process has been transposed to a new film exploring (...)

Lewis Hamilton supports the NFL protests but he says winning is the most important thing for him. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to kneel during United States national anthem ahead of Sunday’s Formula One race in Texas. Hamilton, who could become the (...)

 Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner  at his Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California, in 2010. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around(...)

Rev Al Sharpton with  the James Joyce Award at the L&H in  UCD. Photograph: Tom Honan.

US civil rights leader Rev Al Sharpton has described President Donald Trump’s criticism of American sports stars for kneeling in protest during the pl(...)

Yvonne Watterson with her students in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Jeff Topping

US president Donald Trump is due to announce on Tuesday whether he will scrap a programme which gives work permits to undocumented people who were bro(...)

Graceland: Elvis is buried in the garden, making the house a pilgrimage for fans of rock’n’roll

There’s a pretty little thing Waiting for the King Down in the Jungle Room It’s 40 years this month since Elvis Presley last entertained pretty littl(...)

A Bank of Ireland ad has had a mystifying Twitter backlash for highlighting “Orla” and her boyfriend, who moved home to save up a deposit.

An unintentionally funny episode of the pointless drama over a Bank of Ireland blog about a house-hunting young couple arose on Pat Kenny’s Newstalk s(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook: “We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it.”

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has belatedly joined other US business leaders in criticising president Donald Trump over his reaction to the recent vi(...)

The controversial statue in Memphis, Tennessee, of Nathan Bedford Forrest,  a civil war general who was also an early member of the Ku Klux Klan. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the sixth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Memphis. Driving(...)

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