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European commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager: “When you become big, you have a special responsibility not to use your muscle to deny others the chance to compete against you.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“I think if you bitch a little bit every day you will end up divorced.” This is how Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition commissioner,(...)

Jamie Guiney: a talent for atmosphere and setting

The circle of life is the focus of Jamie Guiney’s debut collection The Wooden House, 18 short stories that show a promising writer who needs to delve (...)

Hodges, Figgis & Co: a famous Dublin bookstore and one of the oldest Irish publishing houses

It would be easy to frame the history of Irish book publishing as a simple tale of David against Goliath, the plucky Irish upstart against the ‘overmi(...)

Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher speaks to Sean O’Rourke at RTÉ Radio studios on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher has said he is “very proud” of his time in Fianna Fáil and denied he had tried to hide his involvement with the (...)

Tom Cruise straining to stay credible as an agent in the field

Swallow this, old person. The time that has elapsed since the first Mission: Impossible film is – give or take a few months –the same as the gap betwe(...)

Dr Jane Goodall with a chimpanzee at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in June 2018. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni

As soon as Dr Jane Goodall steps out of the Jeep by the chimpanzee enclosure at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, there’s a sudden outcry. The chi(...)

Thomas Reid of Blakestown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, whose family had farmed the surrounding land for more than a century. Photograph: Feargal Ward

A few years ago on a rural back road in Co Kildare, the owner of a stone cottage draped black and white hand-painted signs over his gates. They signal(...)

Conor O’Shea: 'I believe you can win any game at any time. It doesn’t matter what sport, because it’s two teams.' Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Once again Italy appear to have drawn the short straw. First up they face England in Rome next Sunday, before just a six-day turnaround before playing(...)

Danny Denton’s splashes of reality flood the narrative with reminders of Ireland’s recent economic fall from grace. Photograph: Rachel Bradbury

“If our former notions of natural pride in our country had instead manifested themselves into a pride for economy we might not have collapsed the way (...)

As organisations get used to the new regime, perhaps they will learn how to provide meaningful levels of detail. Photograph: Getty Images

The year-long soft launch is over. From tomorrow, those who lobby the State but fail to register the activity, or register it late, face fines and pot(...)

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