Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin during the children’s referendum campaign in 2012. Those close to both men insist they share no personal animus. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The minute the email arrived on a quiet Friday at the end of August, those around Micheál Martin believed its contents were never meant to be confiden(...)

The image published by artist Brian John Spencer.

A Northern Ireland cartoonist has defended using a gory image of the Kingsmill massacre to satirise Sinn Féin’s response to the Barry McElduff controv(...)

 Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the miniseries The Kennedys: After Camelot which aiirs on RTE on Friday. Photograph: Ken Woroner/Reelz via AP

This Friday, Matthew Perry, with the help of a fake nose and two fake ears, appears in the gripping biopic Mr Potato Head: Dream’s End. The tale of Mr(...)

Ciaran Hope has  been to Japan and Korea and he took part in the integrated leadership competition in Yale last autumn. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has set itself the ambitious target of offering the most global MBA qualification in Europe. The stat(...)

Ciara O’Doherty: “The bigger the audience, the bigger the fee the brand will be willing to pay.”

You haven’t seen anyone wearing a varsity jacket since the Breakfast Club, and suddenly they’re everywhere. You look around and realise that everyone (...)

Alicia Machado: “I’m a very successful person. I have my family, my daughter, my career, my dreams, my ideas.” Photograph: Emily Berl/The New York Times

Alicia Machado became an American citizen just in time to vote against Donald Trump. It’s a vote that has been a long time coming. In May 1996, the V(...)

Japanese education adviser Ayako Sono said the counrty’s labour shortage was ‘forcing the country to consider mass immigration’, but added that such policies would only work if the country segregated races. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

An adviser on education policies to Japan’s right-wing government has sparked a major controversy by recommending that immigrants in the world’s th(...)

There is a genre of books in the business and personal finance space aimed specifically at women. Undoubtedly women have issues in these areas that me(...)