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The Portman Group’s ruling on the cocktail was less to with impropriety than with the implicit suggestion that it might aid performance in the boudoir.

Lovely old Marks & Spencer. With their Cornish Pasties and their sensible underwear. The average Irish Times reader can stroll the aisles without (...)

Sam Taylor-Johnson: ‘We tried to understand the addiction and mental health issues at the core of the story. That’s the important part.’ Photograph: Henny Garfunkel/The New York Times

Ever since she emerged as one of the most versatile stars of the superstar Young British Artists grouping, people have marvelled at Sam Taylor-Johnson(...)

He was responding to a letter from Senator Neale Richmond about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and North Africa has been described as “a deeply disturbing matter” by Minister for (...)

Taylor Swift: Scooter Braun was responsible for “incessant, manipulative bullying”, she said earler this year. Photograph:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Let’s assume it can be done, even though we don’t know. Let’s take Taylor Swift’s word for it when she says she is going to rerecord the six albums sh(...)

‘Where you receive two offers – on your level-8 higher-degree list and your level-7 or -6 list – the position is a little more complex. You can only accept one course, so you must choose between the two offers.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Wherever you are in the world, when you logged into your CAO file after 2pm yesterday, you had the option of accepting one of the two possible offers (...)

It’s a good idea is to work out a budget for your weekly or monthly spend. Photograph: iStock

For most people, starting college marks the start of independent living, which, for you, roughly translates to cobbling as much cash as you can togeth(...)

Cameron Cuffe as Superman’s grandfather Seg-El in the Syfy series Krypton, filmed at Belfast Harbour Studios

A former soft drinks factory in east Belfast may not be the most obvious place to find the grandfather of one of the world’s most enduring superheroes(...)

Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men have achieved some notable things in their career so far. Their first two records (My Head Is an Animal, and Beneath the(...)

Made for $400,000, Easy Rider  took $60 million at the box office

The 1960s began 50 years ago this week. Okay, we may be a few years off the mark. That decade may have begun with the release of Bonnie and Clyde two (...)

A decade ago, there were almost 4,000 payphones in Ireland. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images

The number of public payphones in Ireland continues to plummet with just 468 left, compared to close to 4,000 little more than a decade ago. Usage of(...)

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