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Anja Bakker hopes to get to meet Pope Francis and set out her views on how women are treated around the world.

Hannibal did it over 2,000 years ago with an army and elephants but now an adopted Irish woman is about to cross the Alps and march to Rome with a har(...)

Pompeo plays the Meredith Grey of the title, Grey’s Anatomy, a title which suggests that all the characters live inside her head like the Numskulls from the Beano. Photograph: Buena Vista Television

Grey’s Anatomy (RTE1, Monday) has almost been around as long as its literary namesake Gray’s Anatomy (14 years and 160 years are basically the same th(...)

Former US presidents Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, George W Bush, and Bill Clinton attending the Hurricane Relief concert in College Station, Texas. File photograph:  Jim Chapin/AFP/Getty Images

George HW Bush and his son George W Bush did not vote for fellow Republican Donald Trump in the presidential election last year, says the author of a (...)

Marge Simpson: the blue-haired great American mom who has nurtured her family of Homer, Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie

Good morning America, Happy Fourth of July. While smug Europeans may smile on indulgently, apparently oblivious as to how demented their fans have bee(...)

John Boyne: “I came out when I was 22, but . . . it would have taken me a while of knowing someone before I could confide in them something that I would have seen as slightly shameful and embarrassing.”

The Heart’s Invisible Furies is a very moving, often funny book about a gay man’s life across seven decades of Irish history. It made me cry, I tell (...)

Image of celebrities that have died in 2016. Photograph: Chris Barker/Twitter

An image created by an artist as a tribute to the high number of celebrities that have died in 2016 has gone viral on social media. British graphic d(...)

United BusinessFirst service: the airline flies direct from Dublin to Washington Dulles airport year round (except January 10th-March 1st, 2017).

Balls, bats, beer and bikes. None of the aforementioned have ever featured in my travel plans. That is, until I visited Washington DC and Baltimore, t(...)

Stax was the label where William Bell made a name for himself as a soulman. Indeed, you could say that Bell, a soul singer with a warm timbre and a p(...)

Mike McCormack’s ‘Solar Bones’ needs to be considered for the Man Booker Prize. But we can’t submit it.

Who cares about the Man Booker Prize? For most people, if the name is recognisable at all, it’s an award for the snooty elite – “posh bingo”, as Julia(...)

Actor Niamh O’Rourke portrays  Countess Constance Markievicz at an Easter Rising centenary commemoration in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It’s Easter Monday, and the pinnacle of the centenary celebrations, although like a good little pedant, I’m saving marking the occasion properly until(...)

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