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It’s a miracle that Irish basketball has stayed going despite the decades of neglect by official Ireland and the €1.5 million Basketball Ireland has now dared to publicly request is the least it deserves. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s already becoming lost in the mists of time and a thousand election promises but one of the small, significant disgraces of Irish sport remains pr(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

You had probably forgotten these ever existed. Sorry about that. 10. KILLING BONO (2011) My main memory of the press screening was, as we staggered (...)

A comparison of an original and deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post via Getty Images

In a computer science lab in Dublin City University (DCU) students are busy at work. Take a closer look and you will realise they are creating deepfak(...)

‘Just a month back, living in the house left to me by my mother, I’ve been buoyed by what I’ve encountered so far.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Coming back to Ireland after 30 years in London filled me with dread. The return is due to a mix of the loss of a 20-year love, my mother’s death here(...)

An Amazon ‘fulfilment centre’ in the UK. The ecommerce company pays staff to tweet about working in its warehouses under ‘ambassador’ accounts. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

“I feel like I’m talking to the Borg,” wrote exasperated Twitter user Diana Wilde, after falling down a rabbit hole that went viral. Wilde, owner of (...)

In this case, it helps that Bill Hader and Tom Cruise share certain facial traits

How odd that a harmless doctored video of Bill Hader impersonating Tom Cruise would be the trigger for full-on panic about the “deepfake” phenomenon. (...)

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, director Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie. Photograph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty

We are in the most famous of Cannes’s regally enormous beachfront hotels. A day has passed since the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time (...)

Justin Bieber: ‘Tom if you don’t take this fight your scared’. Photograph:  Jackson Lee/GC Images

Justin Bieber has challenged Tom Cruise to a UFC-style cage fight. The 25-year-old singer tweeted Cruise (56), on Sunday daring him to face him in the(...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

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