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Séamus Harrington, wife Karen and family. Copyright: RTÉ and Shinawil 2020

Freud once said of the Irish: “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever”. He was essentially wrong, of course (oh an(...)

 Between the spread of coronavirus and the savage onset of Storm Ciara, the removal of Simon Cowell’s talent contest from television screens, for one year at least, has slipped through the news cracks. Photograph: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images

The ambitious but nervous hopefuls, their dignity on the line, stand under the harsh lights, waiting to hear if they have met the approval of the voti(...)

Brexit’s economic consequences won’t matter. The first order of business is banishment from the headlines. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

My first post-Brexit column. A business column focused on economics, with a smattering of finance. Topics that seem quaint, perhaps beside the point. (...)

Dr Brian Kelleher, Prof Fiona Regan, presenter Maia Dunphy, Dr Marco Springmann and Prof JJ Leahy on What Planet Are You On?

Climate change poses a clear and present threat to human civilisation, our pampered western lifestyles and every Irish person’s inviolable right to sp(...)

El Camino – A Breaking Bad Movie

Living Undocumented From Wednesday, October 2nd Living Undocumented This timely documentary explores the struggles and fears of indi(...)

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions: the four horsefolk of the A-pop-alypse and diminutive chuckle-monkeys Ant and Dec. Photograph: ITV

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions (Virgin Media One, Saturday), a show featuring winners from various international Got Talent franchises, begins wi(...)

Louis Tomlinson: ‘I’ve turned something dark into something that empowers me.’ Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty

After Louis Tomlinson’s recent show in Madrid, some fans got the chance to meet him. One girl wanted to talk to him about his song Two of Us , which h(...)

PrettyMuch: ‘We fit the mould of a boyband, but we’re a collective of creators who like to create’

I hear them before I see them. Behind the gates in an old stableyard in a part of London best described as leafy suburb, Simon Cowell’s latest discove(...)

Brothers Sean and Michael Buckley outside their Sandycove auctioneering business which is due to close shortly after over 56 years in business. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

It is a death of sorts: the closure today (July 25th) , after 56 years of weekly auctions, of Buckley Galleries in Sandycove. “We miss you more, our h(...)

Westlife in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

AHEAD OF THEIR CROKE PARK GIGS NEXT WEEKEND, PATRICK FREYNE SPENDS THE DAY HANGING OUT BACKSTAGE WITH THE BOY BAND TURNED ‘MAN BAND’ AT THE START OF(...)

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