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In 1993, Albert Reynolds was elected taoiseach, the beef tribunal finally ended after a gruelling 226 days, Niamh Kavanagh won yet another Eurovision,(...)

In a Word

It was an out of body experience. Or so I thought at the time. There I was walking along a wet city street, unusually minding my own business, when my(...)

Colonial chic?: Melania Trump in her pith helmet and whites in Nairobi. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Are we allowed to talk about Melania Trump’s outfits, or is it too belittling? I can’t keep up any more. – Daniel, by email Ooh, it’s a tricky one, i(...)

‘The relationship of the Church of Ireland with the totality of Irish history and culture . . . can only become more complex as we approach the commemoration of 150 years of Disestablishment,” Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Church of Ireland must address their identity as Irish Anglicans, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “The relationship of(...)

Laura Whitmore: From a family of strong women

In theory, an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? is only ever as good as the charisma factor of the person doing the digging. And the British and Am(...)

The characters look exactly as they did when they were quarrelling with George HW Bush

The folk behind Viz, the incorrigible adult comic that ruled the John Major years, used to joke that Mark E Smith, lead singer of The Fall, was the fi(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ’Society is marked by a serious lack of unity’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has urged judges and lawyers, in a society “marked by a serious lack of unity”, to “look more closely at the meaning(...)

The Eagles  dressed like engineering students. They had hair like your friend’s dull older brother. Jesus, 50 per cent of contemporaneous Fleetwood Mac at least bothered to be a bit sexy.

I’ll tell you who I hate. I hate people who use the “[X] for people don’t really like [X]” construction. Whenever a horror film breaks out, some bore (...)

Lauryn Hill performing at Brixton Academy, London in 1999. Photograph:  Chris Lopez/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images

At the 1999 Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill marked her coronation by singing a simple song about her newborn son. With legendary axe-man Carlos Santana car(...)

Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe Kenneth Kearon: ‘Families are at the heart of church and community in Ireland.’

The visit of Pope Francis to Ireland was important “for all Christians in Ireland”, not just Catholics, a Church of Ireland bishop has said. Pope Fr(...)

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