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 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Bob Ross has  become an internet sensation

Who knew, back in the nineties, that the softly-spoken, laid-back painter Bob Ross and his happy little clouds would go on to become an internet sensa(...)

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. File photograph:  Olivier Morin/Getty Images

A European court has upheld the blasphemy conviction of an Austrian woman who called the Prophet Muhammad a paedophile. A seven-judge panel of the Eu(...)

Morgan Fagg, Madrid: ‘I’m taking a day off work, spending €123 on Ryanair flights, €80 on Hertz rental, and all the additional costs of travelling home, but keeping the poet in my opinion, is priceless.’

“After my previous run-in with Ireland’s blasphemy law, it’s encouraging to see that it could be repealed soon,” Stephen Fry tweeted on Thursday. “Lot(...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe Kenneth Kearon said the church believed the constitutional reference to blasphemy was “largely obsolete”. Photograph: Cian Reinhardt

The Church of Ireland is supporting the removal of the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution in the referendum taking place later this month. Bi(...)

Michael Nugent, chairman of Atheist Ireland, says  the Irish law on blasphemy is used by regimes overseas to defend persecution of minorities.

Atheist Ireland has urged voters to remove the “medieval” offence of blasphemy from the Constitution in next month’s referendum. The ballot takes pl(...)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has urged voters to  to go to their polling station  on  October 26th so they can have their say in the outcome of the blasphemy referendum. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

A referendum on removing the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution is to take place on the same date at the presidential election. Voters will (...)

As it emerged actor Stephen Fry’s prostate cancer diagnosis sparked a 15% rise in services in England earlier this year, international experts have advised against routine screening for the disease. Photograph: Simon Annand

A panel of international experts has advised against routine testing for prostate cancer for most men because the benefit is “small and uncertain” and(...)

Chris Connolly: won the Tom-Gallon Trust prize of £1,000 (€1,121) for his short story, The Speed of Light and How it Cannot Help Us

There can’t be a writer alive who doesn’t appreciate a monetary prize, no matter how famous or established they are. Everything helps. Literary prizes(...)

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