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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16). Photograph: Epa/Focke Strangmann

Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring has rejected a proposal to confer the Freedom of the City of Dublin on Swedish teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg.(...)

Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Accounts for Waterstones Booksellers Ireland Ltd show it achieved the increase in pre-tax profits in spite of revenues declining by 3 per cent to €13.1 million.   Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of UK-based books retailer Waterstones has said its Hodges Figgis store in Dublin was the second-best performing outlet across its(...)

Cardi B performing at the Grammys in 2018. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The Grammy Awards are supposed to be music’s biggest party. But in recent years the show has also become a piñata for critics, activists and even majo(...)

Leo Varadkar receives a birthday cake from DCU students and staff in Ballymun. The guest list for the Taoiseach’s birthday party has been putting noses out of joint. Photograph:  Julien Behal

It’s been like living through the opening scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this week in Leinster House, with a cast of increasingly for(...)

Actor Robert De Niro: Trump is a ‘white supremacist’.  Photograph:  Stephane Cardinale, Corbis via Getty Images

Here, with Orson Welles and Spike Lee on the walls, and James Dean and Natalie Wood on the doors to the toilets, is where Robert De Niro might have di(...)

Michelle Obama: knocked Hillary Clinton off the most-admired spot. Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

Michelle Obama has overtaken Hillary Clinton as the United States’ most admired woman, a spot Clinton had held for 17 years. Obama won by “a significa(...)

Michelle Obama in the Balenciaga boots, with Sarah Jessica Park. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

On the last stop of her international book tour this year, Michelle Obama spoke with Sarah Jessica Parker for an audience in New York, while wearing a(...)

Bursting shelves in The Last Book Shop on Camden Street: Book sales in Ireland are up by 7 per cent this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Store manager of the Winding Stair Maire Griffin flits around book-laden tables, clambering over a dog lead, to add another text to the growing pile i(...)

It’s riddle time. Not screen time.

My daughter has discovered riddles and for weeks now she’s been quizzing us on all sorts of conundrums. (a) “You are taking part in a running race,” s(...)

Members of the staff of Lean In, the organisation founded by Sheryl Sandberg, in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Jessica Chou/New York Times
Lean In’s Sheryl Sandberg problem
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  • December 13, 2018, 17:30

The door to the Lean In office in Palo Alto has Sheryl Sandberg’s name on it. The email addresses for Lean In employees bear her initials. And million(...)

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