It wasn’t until the 1970s that women’s bodybuilding began. Jenni Muphy (left), Siobhan O’Hagan (centre) and Jade Wilson (right) Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When you think about it, Arnold Schwarzenegger has a lot to answer for. Bad impressions of Austrian accents, cheesy “I’ll be back” one-liners – and th(...)

Milla Jovovich as Leeloo  “Multi-Pass” in Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’

It’s about time. This weekend we welcome the inaugural Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival. There are other events a bit like it. But David Desmond, DSFF dire(...)

Co Armagh’s Cyril Walker was presented with his silver medal by Special Olympics ambassador Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Irish skiers claimed four more medals on Thursday at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. On the final day of competition, Team Irelan(...)

President Donald Trump: “Like the shark, if he stops moving through the sea of outrage, he will die. If once he lets reality intrude on his ‘reality’, the show is over.” Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Reality TV is to reality as sexting is to sex. It is a genre of fiction and like all genres it has its own conventions. The central one is that one of(...)

Sean Spicer: “You got to remember that being in this country is a privilege, not a right, but again I think the president has got a big heart.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Two weeks into the administration of the 45th president of the United States, Donald J Trump, his most public defender, press secretary Sean Spicer, i(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/EPA/GETTY

US president Donald Trump has pledged to “totally destroy” a decades-old law that prevents churches from getting involved in political campaigns. An(...)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California, has replaced Mr Trump as the host of what is now called the New Celebrity Apprentice. Photograph:  Thomas Samson,Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

Arnold Schwarzenegger has told Donald Trump that the two of men should swap jobs so “people can finally sleep comfortably again” after the US preside(...)

 Donald Trump attending a church service, in Detroit, Michigan during the Republican  nomination campaign last September. Photograph:  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

US President Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an rule under the American tax code which bars pastors from endorsing candidates (...)

Vincent O’Brien: bought supplements online from what appeared to be a reputable company, only later to learn that the supplement industry, especially in bodybuilding, is poorly regulated. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The plan was to get himself in good nick for his wedding, maybe put on some proper upper body weight. The last thing Vincent O’Brien suspected was tha(...)

‘The story of how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rose and reinvented themselves and embraced and brawled is the story of New York itself.’ Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

The sensational, spidery plot of the most gripping game of thrones in modern history is best captured by two images. The first is from Donald J Trump’(...)

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