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Olivia Rodrigo won best new artist at the Grammy awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Teenage pop phenom Olivia Rodrigo and R&B duo Silk Sonic dominated the major categories, and Jon Batiste won album of the year at the 64th annual (...)

Conor McManus is currently recovering from a broken hand. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Conor McManus is a smart man, a successful auctioneer and a triple All Star footballer, yet even he doesn’t possess the vocabulary to do justice to a (...)

Friday, July 23rd: the glow of the fire above our house. Photograph: Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan, who is from Blackrock in Co Dublin, moved to Canada in 1980. For most of that time he has lived in the small British Columbia town(...)

Jason Black pictured at Mount Errigal.

The Karakoram highway, running along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, is one of the most spectacular and dangerous roads on the planet. It(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris speaking from the White House during the virtual leaders’ summit on climate on Thursday. Photograph: White House/Bloomberg

 US president Joe Biden has committed the US to a 50-52 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions by 2030; doubling its ambition set out in the (...)

“Of course the allure of youth is mere packaging. Glitter. Wonderful, beautiful glitter.”
In a Word . . . ugly

“Ugly!”, she said. “Ugly?” She was shocked and I was happy once more. She is one of those people I enjoy provoking. It’s the reaction, you see. The ou(...)

Dustin Johnson holds the trophy after winning the Northern Trust Open at TPC Boston. Photograph: AP

Dustin Johnson said he is targeting a lengthy stay at the top of the world rankings after reclaiming the number one spot with a 11-shot victory at the(...)

Malachy Clerkin with his daughter Cara in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

EIGHT different kinds of dad, some new, some wise with experience, on how fatherhood has changed them In Ireland, mothers are sentimentalised to(...)

Damian Browne completing his solo Atlantic row.

Damian Browne still cannot swim. Rowed the Atlantic on his lonesome, keeps time with Olympians, did a 251km ultra-marathon across the Sahara and the b(...)

An unusual sight: No people on  Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman  during coronavirus restrictions.

Lainey Broderick left Ireland with her husband Paul a decade ago to live in Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands is a British overseas territory in the We(...)

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