Tom Stoppard

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Britain’s home secretary Priti Patel at Imperial College London last Tuesday, where she announced plans for a new points-based immigration system. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The UK’s new immigration regime seeks to stop unskilled workers entering the country. Oscar Wilde defined a cynic as someone who knows the price of ev(...)

Leo Varadkar gets Scrooged: ‘Tiny Tim should get a job.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It would be much in keeping with the tone of A Christmas Carol – the opening sections anyway – to write a grumpy column debunking it for the ages. A M(...)

 Wales and Australia fans show their support at Tokyo Stadium. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

It was a perfect storm of colour and accent and to the regular commuters on the Sunday evening Kaio local train bound for central Toyko, it must have (...)

Helen Norton and Jonathan White in To Hell in a Handbag. Photograph: Ste Murray

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin. Until Sep 7th 1pm bewleyscafetheatre.com Many of the epigrams and witticisms in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being (...)

The Society: Lord of the Flies overtones

It happened in The Lord of the Flies with a plane crash. The same goes for Lost. The Leftovers sought a variation on the theme by opting for the raptu(...)

Look, a Doll: My Mother's Story. The Artist's Eye: Liliane Lijn. Installation view.

Dorothy Smith: Landmarks ★★★★ In his 1985 study of contemporary American architecture, The Secret Life of Buildings, Gavin Macrae-Gibson looked beyond(...)

John Osborne: angry young man

In the Gate Theatre, an institution still reeling from allegations of abuse of power, we now find a man on its stage bullying, demeaning and harassing(...)

‘Mr Geldof, Mr Geldof: Was it Mr Bono, in the recording booth with the mic stand?’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Where’s my biopic of Michelle Smith starring Nicole Kidman? Come to think of it, we’re probably due a remake of the original biopic of Michelle Smith (...)

Ollie West in Dead Centre’s Hamnet.  Photograph:  Gianmarco Bresadola

Hamnet Peacock Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Who haunted Shakespeare when he wrote Hamlet? A play so steeped in death, full of demanding fathers, hapless son(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

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