Richard Herring: “Equality works both ways”

An oddity of International Men’s Day is that people actually tweet about it most around International Women’s Day, almost nine months earlier. By 9.30(...)

International Men’s Day: the FAI, a White Ribbon ambassador, supports the campaign each year with a key match

“We want a sense of belonging. Men and women, we all want to be part of something, and are looking for a sense of identity. For a man, for a lot of pe(...)

The Order of Service at the funeral of comedian Sean Hughes at Islington and Camden Cemetery in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Sean Hughes was laid to rest at a London crematorium on Monday to the sound of Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now by The Smiths. The comedian, who died on(...)

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Spike Milligan: his father Leo was born  in Sligo where the inaugural Bright Side of Life comedy festival is taking place

Thirteen years after his death, Spike Milligan has provided a treasure trove of new material for a comedy festival in his father’s home town of Sligo.(...)

Eleanor Tiernan: time for belly laughs
In praise of...Belly Laughs Festival
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Who’d have thought 20 years ago – word of the first ceasefire still echoing around the muralled walls – that Belfast would one day become a barrel of (...)