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Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

Radiator on but it’s still perishing. Photograph: Getty

Roll on spring. All this cold week, all winter long, I’ve avoided the kitchen. Though it has a perfectly fine radiator, the kitchen is way colder than(...)

England Test player Jake Ball visits the Pooldeck at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

As England’s plane touched down in Brisbane on Sunday the Australia coach, Darren Lehmann, said: “We love playing here.” It is easy to see why, becaus(...)

While a Test match might remain the sternest challenge of a player’s mental and technical capabilities, the longer form of the sport is now far from being the most lucrative. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland take on Pakistan in their first ever Test match next summer, after being granted full member status by the International Cricket Council (ICC)(...)

From left:  Martin McGuinness,  Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair, Peter Hain and  Ian Paisley in   Stormont on May 8th, 2007, when Paisley and  McGuinness  were sworn in  as  deputy first and first ministers following a deal  between  Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

It was summer 2005, early into my role as secretary of state for Northern Ireland, when Martin McGuinness came into my Stormont Castle office, peering(...)

Irish writer  Francis Ledwidge, pictured around 1915. An event will take place in Brussels today to commemorate both  Ledwidge and Welsh poet Hedd Wyn. The two poets never met, but they were both killed during the first World War on July 31st, 1917. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Heads of state from across the world, including President Michael D Higgins, gather in the Belgian town of Liège this Monday to mark the centenary (...)