Walter Mitty

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Victoria & Abdul: Eddie Izzard at Venice Film Festival this month. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Where do you start with Eddie Izzard? The first activity mentioned in any potted biography will still be “stand-up comedy”. In the early 1990s he gain(...)

Michael Dawes (32), took his father Dave and stepmother Angie (both above, after their 2011 Euromillions win) to court after they stopped giving him money. He claimed the couple had promised to ensure he and his partner, James Beedle (34), would never have to worry about money again. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A man who was given nearly £1.6 million (€1.86 million) by his father after the latter and his stepmother won £101 million in the Euromillions has had(...)

Members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit take part in  a  counterterrorism exercise with members of other European police agencies  at the ESB generating station in the Pigeon House, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin.

The arrests of four suspects in operations targeting suspected Islamist extremists in Ireland have generated significant media coverage. But are two s(...)

One question stands out among the many that arise in the Denis O’Brien versus Red Flag Consulting legal action. Why did O’Brien give the USB memory st(...)

Winston Churchill and Brendan Bracken. Photograph courtesy of the Little Museum of Dublin

Brendan Bracken, Winston Churchill’s closest friend in politics and minister of information in his wartime government, is unique as the only person b(...)

Handout photograph of Anthony Foley who has been jailed at a Birmingham court after he put his terminally ill wife in a care home before using her benefit money to meet his new Russian bride. Photograph: West Midlands Police/PA

A lorry driver has been jailed for cheating his terminally ill wife out of £30,000 of incapacity benefits and committing bigamy by marrying a new brid(...)

Karen Buckley: lord advocate Frank Mulholland told how Pacteau killed her by striking her on the head with a spanner

Scotland’s most senior law officer travelled to Ireland last month to meet the family of murdered Cork nurse Karen Buckley and brief them on the ca(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell returning to the house in Killiney after a High Court Hearing into an application for a trespass order was adjourned. John Martin from the New Land League (right) opened the gates. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Nothing about Brian O’Donnell’s confident demeanour suggested he was the common-or-garden subject of a trespass order. He took his seat in the barrist(...)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

In an era of cookie-cutter movies, each tailored to a one-word genre, it’s actually a little stirring to encounter a project so deeply mired in an ide(...)