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Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman and has now been cast as Cleopatra,  attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2018. Photogaph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

What did Patty Jenkins think would happen when news emerged that she was to direct Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in a big-budget epic for Paramount? How did (...)

Ian Botham (right) of England hits a four off Geoffrey Lawson of Australia during the Third Ashes Test match at Headingley in Leeds, England. England won the match by 18 runs. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

In the course of his career as a caddy Ricci Roberts has worked with big names, among them Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell an(...)

Irish Coast Guard director and head of mission for EUCap in Somalia Chris Reynolds (right) speaking with officials in Mogadishu earlier this year ahead of the Covid-19 outbreak.

When Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds goes about his business, he is at all times accompanied by at least two armoured vehicles and a small p(...)

Asking €990,000, Altavilla is a 496sq m (5,339 sq ft) property flanking the river Suir, close to Cahir, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Niamh Whitty/pictureitsold.ie

In 1802, prosperous mill owner Charles Going undertook a project that saw the planting of some 197 beech trees, 172 Scotch pine, 135 sycamore and more(...)

Richard Bruton, the new chairman of Fine Gael’s parliamentary party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An urban-versus-rural battle in Fine Gael this week revived memories of the Great Heave of 2010, when country and western Enda Kenny routed the leader(...)

Wind farm. File photo. Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

Policy actions by the new government could nearly halve the price of renewable electricity in Ireland or increase it by as much as a third, according (...)

Rosemary Smith trains at Silverstone for the RAC British Grand Prix,  July 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Rosemary Smith marvelled at the liveried trucks and cars gleaming in the sunshine at the Circuit Paul Ricard just outside the French city of Marseille(...)

Richard Bruton: “It is crucial that as we rebuild we make structural changes which will break the link between fossil fuels and economic progress. We must embed climate resilience as part of our recovery.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government has indicated it fully supports a green deal being central to a new economic recovery plan at EU level – and aligned itself with 12 oth(...)

Many radio presenters have this week broadcast from their own homes rather than their usual station studios. Photograph: iStock

The broadcasting levy paid by local radio stations will be waived for the first six months of 2020 to help them continue during the coronavirus crisis(...)

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