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Maeve Higgins in Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Comedian Maeve Higgins on her new essays, making it in the US and Ireland’s ‘bad home-grown content’ One new essay by Maeve Higgins begins this (...)

 Novak Djokovic: no one doubts his ability but his standalone off-court gift to the world has become less tennis and more big cheese with creepy sideshow. Photograph: Ben Solomon/The New York Times

Sometimes it feels like Novak Djokovic just can’t catch a break. Over €154 million in prize money and a full-time public relations outfit at his back (...)

 Tom Brady accepts the Lombardi Trophy from general manager Jason Licht after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl victory in February. Photograph: Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Sunday February 7th, 2021, a 43-year-old American who claims ancestral roots in Co Cavan forced tens of millions of people to recalibrate their per(...)

Rachael Blackmore winning the  Sportswoman of the Year award: Horse racing is most likely genuflecting at her feet after a year when she was one of the sport’s few good news stories. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the many charming things about Rachael Blackmore is that you always have the notion that she’d rather go through root canal treatment than talk(...)

Rachael Blackmore became the first women to win the Champion Hurdle with Honeysuckle. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Usually reticent when it comes to the media, Rachael Blackmore still has a happy knack when it comes to a good quote. In April she had barely pulled (...)

Simone Biles was among the gymnasts to testify against disgraced former USA doctor Larry Nassar. Photograph: Saul Loeb/Bloomberg

Survivors of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million (€345m) settlement with USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic &a(...)

Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX has been  named Time’s 2021 ‘Person of the Year’. File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2021, a year that saw his electric car company become the most(...)

‘Investing in mental wellbeing is no longer an option for employers, it’s a necessity’

How do we keep our people well? The workplace has become an unrecognisable setting as we have been compelled to divide our workforce throughout the pa(...)

Andrew Garfield: ‘I’ve found myself more in heroic, altruistic, champion-of-the-light kinds of characters and stories.’  Photograph: Alana Paterson/New York Times

Andrew Garfield is smiling beatifically and clasping his hands together as if in prayer. The pose suits an actor who has cornered the market in the ho(...)

Simone Biles celebrates with the bronze medal during the women’s balance beam final medal ceremony at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Four-time Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles believes she should have “quit way before” the Tokyo Games. American Biles withdrew from five of h(...)

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