Thomas Hardy

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Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney will face his former side Kildare in Saturday’s qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

In the days before he led Armagh to an historic All-Ireland title, Kieran McGeeney was doing his media duty and all of 15 years ago, outlined his alre(...)

Corfe Castle, Dorset, England. Photograph: Mark Bauer/Getty Images

In the summer of 1941 Enid Blyton alighted from a steam locomotive at Corfe Castle station in the Isle of Purbeck. She took a short walk through the (...)

Daniel Magariel: creates characters who are simultaneously heroic and credible. Photograph: Justine Magariel

For every Superdad in fiction, such as Atticus Finch or Bob Cratchit, there are fathers at the other end of the scale who hardly deserve the title. Mi(...)

David Hockney with his redesigned masthead for a one-off edition of the Sun newspaper. The artist gave qualified approval for Brexit: “The power has spread to the people because that’s what the iPhone has done.” Photograph: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

A giant David Hockney retrospective, which opened at Tate Britain on Thursday, is the fastest-selling exhibition in the gallery’s history, with 20,000(...)

Charlotte Spencer and Colin Morgan in The Living and the Dead: old-fashioned ghost story but with depth

A visit to the eye-opening Underwear exhibition at the V&A in London earlier this month, which shows underwear down through the centuries, gave me(...)

 Paul O’Connell and Rob Kearney at the Celtic Manor Resort where the Ireland squad is based in advance of Sunday’s clash with France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Penarth is home. A quiet village four train stops from the Millennium Stadium and sleepless Cardiff sounds. Thanks to rigorous scoping on Airbn(...)

“It wasn’t a predictable paper,” said Elaine Dobbyn, a teacher in Coláiste Iognáid, Galway. “I thought the State Examinations Commission did a good job of challenging the students without throwing them completely.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There were no tears today for Leaving Cert students of English as Paper 2 performed as students hoped and, dare one suggest, expected on Thursday afte(...)

The essays worked out well, ranging across everything from celebrity culture to peer pressure, to body image. Photograph: The Irish Times

I have spent the last year trying to delete U2’s Songs of Innocence from my iPad. Damned if I’m going to kick off my Leaving Cert with a question on B(...)

Face of Louis Vuitton: Matthias Schoenaerts. Photograph: Valerie Macon/Getty

Matthias Schoenaerts is late for our appointment. “I’m so sorry,” he says when he eventually turns up. “I’ve just been working so much.” He’s n(...)

Saskia Reeves and Donal McCann taking a break from the shooting of the film December Bride in Anglesea Street, Dublin in 1989. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s poignant film version of Sam Hanna Bell’s powerful novel, December Bride.(...)

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