Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

Gabriel Tallent: nuanced exploration of a traumatised female

Turtle Alveston is a remarkable heroine. At just 14, she’s a crack shot with a gun, knows how to survive in the wilderness without food and is able to(...)

There has never been a better time for James Lavelle to return with his gaggle of gloom merchants to create a soundtrack for the inevitable apocalypse(...)

River Barrow trail: “The grassy towpath is the green frame for the river,” according to Olivia O’Leary River Barrow trail: “The grassy towpath is the green frame for the river,” according to Olivia O’Leary. Photograph: Paddy Woodworth

“Step out on the grassy way which is the Barrow towpath and you have stepped into another world. You can walk along the river for miles without hearin(...)

Earlier this month Paddy Power Betfair revealed merger costs left it with a £5.7 million loss last year

Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran received a £798,000 (€926,143) bonus last year, the group’s annual report shows. Overall, Mr Corco(...)

US president Barack Obama presents the 2014 National Medal of Arts to actress, director, theatre founder, Miriam Colón. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Obituary: Miriam Colón

Miriam Colón, the diminutive but formidable actress who founded the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York and whose film roles included Al Pacino(...)

Illustration by Dearbhla Kelly: ‘I went with this because I couldn’t choose a favourite character so I just tried to cram as many references (from memory) in there as possible’

Roddy Doyle I didn’t know Roald Dahl’s books when I was a child and I’ve never read his adult fiction. I started to read his children’s books when I(...)

Retired doctor Philip Murray’s book collection was auctioned in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin in Tuesday,

The auction of the book collection owned by retired doctor Philip Murray took place in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on Tuesday, in what was the single (...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron with a campaigner for Britain to remain in the EU, in London on Monday. Cameron may remember this referendum as the beginning of the end of a premiership that should have lasted quite a bit longer. Photograph: Yui Mok/AFP/Getty Images

With Cormac McCarthy’s flair for stylised violence, a Conservative MP told the Sunday Times that he longs to stab British prime minister David Cameron(...)

Cormac McCarthy stepped down from his role with Paddy Power following its merger with Betfair

DCC, the fuel-to-electronics conglomerate, has appointed Cormac McCarthy to its board as a non-executive director. The company said Mr McCarthy, who (...)

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