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Kate Hoey during the  Brexit campaignin June, 2016. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty

A Brexit-backing MP has said Ireland will have to pay if it wants to erect a physical border with Northern Ireland if Britain leaves the European Unio(...)

 (L to R) AA Gill, Ed Victor and Alison Jackson at a dinner in 2011 in London. Photograph: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Journalist and critic AA Gill, who has died aged 62 will be remembered for his writing style and his use of language. Here are eight quotes from th(...)

Jeremy Clarkson (L) with his good friend AA Gill at a fundraiser in 2014 in London. Photograph: David M. Benett/Getty Images

The journalist AA Gill, who has died aged 62, less than a month after revealing he was seriously ill with cancer in his newspaper column, once shot a (...)

Oscar McHale 6th year student in Stratford College Rathgar with his Classics teacher Delia Donohue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

“Ancient Rome is important. To ignore the Romans is not just to turn a blind eye to the distant past. Rome still helps to define the way we understan(...)

While the bot was intended to mimic the interactions of millennials, it seemed that Microsoft’s team had failed to foresee one thing: some people can be awful

On the face of it, it must have seemed like a great idea in Microsoft’s labs: build an artificial intelligence (AI) bot and let it learn from the publ(...)

The statue of Cecil Rhodes on the front of Oriel College in Oxford, as furious campaigners have vowed to fight the “outrageous” decision to keep the statue of the British colonialist on the front of the Oxford University college.  Photoagraph: Steve Parsons/PA

Oriel College Oxford has been accused of putting the money of big donors before students’ free speech after it announced that it would not remove a st(...)

Clarkson: I can’t imagine anyone in the world flying more than I do. Terminal 5 ought to be my address.
At lunch with Jeremy Clarkson
  • Motors
  • December 18, 2015, 20:45

Brace yourself for a scoop, dear reader. The most famous petrolhead on the planet has accepted my invitation to lunch. Given the run of his dealings(...)

Openness: Majella O’Donnell (left) with Gay Byrne

Gay Byrne isn’t the star of his shows. He doesn’t flatter his guests or want to be their friend. He doesn’t have a needy look that begs guests to l(...)

More than 100,000 people signed the petition for Twitter to beef up its procedures for dealing with abuse. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Twitter has introduced a “report tweet” option for users who are sent abusive messages, following a campaign by a number of women who were targeted on(...)

The bright new dawn of the digital era is over. Social media is no longer a shining beacon for a new way of communicating; instead it has become a mur(...)

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