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From Roman chariots to outer space: the Atlantis space shuttle takes off at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photograph: Craig Rubadoux/AP

A Cork-based solicitor who drew a direct line between Roman charioteers and the US space shuttle programme has seen his historical musings go viral. (...)

Dubliner Fergus Linehan, Edinburgh International Festival director: Performers want more security. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Increasing numbers of artists are asking to be paid in dollars and euros instead of sterling because of Brexit uncertainty, the director of the Edinbu(...)

‘Some critics of religion such as Dawkins (pictured) and Dennett do indeed point out, convincingly to me, that scientific explanations of the universe are reliable while religious ones are not.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The relationship between science and religion has never been easy but it became much more difficult in Europe after Galileo discovered in 1610 strong (...)

Book lovers  waiting to enter the Secret Garden venue at last year’s  Dalkey Book Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Later today, well over 100,000 people will congregate at Slane and Malahide to hear, respectively, the venerable sounds of Metallica and the even more(...)

Tony Slattery: most of his celebrity chums and hangers-on vanished ‘when the money dried up, which was saddening. Yes, very saddening’. Photograph: Atrium

When I moved to London in 1990, I knew that, in order to fit in at school, I had to educate myself about the important British celebrities. While my c(...)

Riyadh Khalaf first came to prominence in an RTÉ series in which  he discussed coming out to his father Sam, a formerly devout Muslim. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Riyadh Khalaf is standing on St Stephen’s Green when he is approached by two young women. “Are you Riyadh K?” asks one, referring to his YouTube handl(...)

According to Jigsaw, the national centre for youth mental health, “researchers estimate that at any given time, roughly 20 per cent of people feel sufficiently isolated for it to be a major source of unhappiness in their lives”.

If you’re lonely you might not think it consoling to learn that we experience different kinds of loneliness. Yet, the information can help us to figu(...)

 Ronnie O’Sullivan after winning the final match of the 2019 Players Championship against Neil Robertson. Photograph: Tai Chengzhe/VCG via Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan recorded a snooker landmark on Sunday when he became the first player to compile 1,000 career century breaks en route to winning the(...)

Matt Haig: ‘I was diagnosed with panic disorder, depression and anxiety. At the time I didn’t know anyone who had got through that alive.’ Photograph: Jonathan Ring

Hours before Matt Haig speaks to The Irish Times, another media organisation is in his Brighton home doing a video about what it feels like to have a (...)

The well-known statue of the cinema usher which once stood outside the Screen Cinema. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

You can date a Dubliner by what comes into their head when you mention the building that sits on the eastern corner of Townsend Street and Hawkins Str(...)

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