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Carlow fans in Croke Park for the Leinster semi-final against Laois. Turlough O’Brien believes  improving the fortunes of the football team will inject some much needed pride and self-confidence into the county. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Romantics will want only one winner when Carlow play Tyrone in this Saturday’s All-Ireland football qualifier. So might sociologists. Maybe even a few(...)

On Chesil Beach: at one point Saoirse Ronan’s character holds her knife like a pen

Reviewing the film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, I remarked on a minute breach of middle-class etiquette. Saoirse Ronan is reliably exce(...)

On Chesil Beach: a solid exercise in applied sadness

If you want a sense of the cultural distinction that once existed between England and the United States you could do worse than set Dominic Cooke’s On(...)

A portrait of author Ian McEwan at the Soho Hotel in London. Photograph: Lauren Fleishman/The New York Times

Ian McEwan’s bananas arrive at the table. “I had a craving for a banana,” he says, half-apologetically: “Would you like one?”  Having just spent(...)

 Andrea Horan in her hallway in her house on Curzon Street, Dublin 8. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Andrea Horan is the founder, with her sister Michelle, of Tropical Popical in Sth William Street, Dublin, the funky nail salon which hit the headlines(...)

Indy 2.0 would be pretty, but not intimidatingly so. Like  Sarah Connor  in ‘Terminator’, she could be ‘pretty in a flawed, accessible way. She doesn’t stop the party when she walks in, but you’d like to get to know her.’

If you’re one of those who still hasn’t recovered from that time Hollywood gave the Ghostbusters vulvas, now might be a good time to turn the page to (...)

Sex education: Consent in the classroom 1:42

In 1997, the year the Department of Education last produced policy guidelines on sex education, Google and YouTube had not yet been invented, the best(...)

Chicago, 2006: Workers dye the Chicago river green as part of the city’s annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Photograph: John Gress/Reuters

When I lived abroad, I dreaded the inevitable question of the traditions we actually celebrate on St Patrick’s Day. If you don’t eat corned beef or pu(...)

Frances McDormand accepts Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. Photograph: by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The 90th Academy Awards will be remembered for a speech that closed off a tumultuous season in powerful, resonant fashion. Frances McDormand, winner o(...)

Frances McDormand accepts the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, a fantastic romance involving the relationship between a mute janitor and an aquatic creature, has won best f(...)

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