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Anti-water charge protesters on Dublin’s O’Connell Street last month.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Several hundred gardaí were set to work through the night on Tuesday to create a secure environment for Wednesday’s planned water charges protest outs(...)

Robbie Keane  was named the league’s Most Valuable Player ahead of Sunday’s final with New England Revolution.   Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

To understand exactly why the Los Angeles Galaxy fans are so smitten by Robbie Keane we must turn the clock back to last year’s World Cup qualifier ag(...)

Comic Russell Brand in a still image from his latest YouTube video. Brand, who’s well known for his Newsnight appearances, has claimed in his regular ‘The Trews’ YouTube series that Irish people were being taxed twice for water - a necessity which he calls “a most basic right”.

Comedian, actor, author and now anti-water charges campaigner Russell Brand has today spoken out against the introduction of water charges in Ireland.(...)

Is it unfair to point up the modest levels of brightness on display here by observing that, when pondering the challenges of mortality, Interstella(...)

A combination of photos show Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo as it detaches from the jet airplane that carried it aloft and then exploding over the skies of the Mojave Desert, California. Photograph: Kenneth Brown /Reuters

Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture following the death of a pilot killed when a rocket crashed during a test fl(...)

British comedian Russell Brand attends the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march in London on October 18th last. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Poor Russell Brand. Not only has he been (to use the vernacular) “threwn out” by the biggest pop star on the planet (Katy Perry) and the super posh “h(...)

Undated handout photo of cancer patient Stephen Sutton. Photograph: PA

The 19-year-old British cancer charity fundraiser Stephen Sutton died peacefully in his sleep this morning, his mother said on his Facebook page today(...)

Peaches Geldof. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Last summer the Glee star Corey Monteith died of a heroin overdose. In February the renowned actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose. T(...)

 Piketty has remained modest throughout the attention lavished on his book - an unprecedented amount given that he is a left-leaning economist calling for a global tax on wealth to rectify inequality. Photograph: Karsten Moran/The New York Times

Concern is growing that much of the western world is heading into a “Piketty bubble” - a social and economic phenomenon that arises when everyone who (...)

Adrian worries about emotional detachment. Are you detached, too? “I have a certain detachment. If I gave in to my emotions, I would cry me a river.”

Do you have plans to kill Adrian Mole off? The only way I’ll kill Ad(...)

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