Brian Boyd

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Delegates react as Hillary Clinton appears live via satellite at the conclusion of the second day of the Democratic National Convention. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

1. France aims to prevent ‘war of religions’ President François Hollande will meet leaders of all French religious communities this morning in the ho(...)

World changers: Einstein, Newton and Archimedes made breakthroughs while doing nothing. Photo: Apic/Getty

When people in today’s world are asked to do nothing for 15 minutes they dislike the experience so much that they’d rather submit to electric shocks, (...)

Reginald D Hunter: “I’m duty-bound to say what I think”

Three years ago the Professional Footballers’ Association wanted to book a comedian for their annual awards dinner. They were duly told one of the be(...)

Nicholas Bowens (9) and Graham Bowens (12) from Kildare: this year’s Happy Heart public appeal is on Thursday, May 5th, and Friday, May 6th

Last April I almost died from a massive heart attack. I wrote an article in this newspaper about my experience. I was asked to go on the Ray D’Arcy s(...)

“Something about typing leads to mindless processing. And something about ink and paper prompts students to go beyond recording new information, to process and reframe it.”

The “chalk and talk” approach to education in Irish schools and colleges has long since disappeared. In any arena of learning you are greeted now by b(...)

Presenter Laura Whitmore at the IFTA Awards in 2014. Whitmore had to contend with a number of technical glitches during the ceremony, including viewers being unable to hear her. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The National Lottery had to defer its weekly prize draw for the first time in its 28-year history on Wednesday because of a technical hitch. Thousands(...)

The Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village. The restaurant  has a strict no-bookings policy and has many celebrity fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker, U2 and Matt Damon

Some rock bands want to drink their dinner; others want to order breakfast at midnight; all want a place where they can hang out until late in mellow (...)

There is a breach in the natural order when you realise Andrew Hozier-Byrne is just 24-years-old. To have such an understanding of the vital pulse (...)

Marketa Iglova: Muna

The Czech native’s 2011 solo debut (Anar) was a relationships album. This follow-up is a spiritual walkabout that slowly unravels its wonders. Muna wa(...)

There were fears the New Jersey rockers would go all experimental here, having said that this album “will be completely different than anything we hav(...)

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