Peter Cook

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  Lisa Simpson as US president. On her first day, she informs her new cabinet that they may have to raise taxes due to a fiscal hole left by her predecessor, President Trump.

Back in the year 2000 – a far more innocent time – an episode of The Simpsons projected a future where Lisa Simpson becomes the US president. On her f(...)

 Robin Williams:  always reaching out for that ‘little extra hug you can only get from strangers’

Looking back, it’s extraordinary to see how many times Robin Williams was asked to explain his thought processes. There was never an easy answer. In o(...)

NUIG’s Peter Cooke is tackled by Cathal Bambury of UCC during the Sigerson Cup quarter-final at the Mardyke. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

NUIG 1-9 UCC 0-7 NUIG led all the way through as they saw off UCC at the Mardyke on Wednesday to reach the Sigerson Cup semi-finals. Leading by 1-4 (...)

A B-2 stealth bomber photographed in California in 2014. This was the aircraft used to bomb Islamic State targets in Libya on Wednesday. File photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

More than 80 Islamic State fighters were killed in US air strikes on Libya on Wednesday night, US defence secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. US B(...)

The USNS “Bowditch”  which deployed the underwater drone in international waters in the South China Sea. File photograph: US Navy/Reuters

China has returned a US underwater drone taken by one of its naval vessels in the disputed South China Sea last week after what it said were friendly (...)

Des Bishop is ‘smart, fast, informed and compassionate; he just needs a position to shoot from’

You would think, as 2016 draws to a pitiful close, that the only people who could salvage anything from this annus horribilis would be satirists. For(...)

Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live, right, was easily the most parodied candidate in US election history and he still won

Satire is a powerful tool for telling the truth. Saturday Night Live sketches parodying Donald Trump have tens of millions of views online. Highligh(...)

A man injured by last Saturday’s apparent Saudi-led air strike on a community hall sits on a hospital bed in the capital Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi

For the United States, it was simple retaliation: rebels in Yemen had fired missiles at a US warship twice in four days, so the United States hit bac(...)

The high winds of Hurricane Matthew roar over Baracoa, Cuba, Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP

Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, hit Cuba and Haiti with winds of well over 160 km/h on Tuesday, pummelling towns,(...)

Syrian government soldiers walk in the damaged al-Farafira souk in the government-held side of Aleppo. Photograph: Youssef Karwasha/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has given fresh assurances it has impressed on the Syrian government it must allow aid into rebel-held east Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria, but (...)

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