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One of the  graves in the 207-year-old Congressional Cemetery is that of   Leonard Matlovich, the Vietnam War veteran  who fought  the ban on homosexuals in the military. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Dog owners are a powerful breed in the United States, particularly when they work in packs. The Congressional Cemetery, almost two miles east of the U(...)

Daniel Day-Lewis is to  be awarded a knighthood after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Multi-award-winning actor, and Wicklow resident, Daniel Day-Lewis is to be knighted.He is one of more than 1,100 people from the UK and beyond to be r(...)

Members of Loughrea Arts, Recreation and Culture  at the boarded up Loughrea Town Hall. From front: Fiona Keane of the East Galway Youth Theatre with her daughter Orlagh and son Adam, John Kelly of the Seumas O’Kelly Players (as Lord Lascelles), Mary Davison of Loughrea Active Retirement, and John Creaven of the Seumas O’Kelly Players. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Musician Tony Callanan might not have too much in common with Toto, the Sicilian boy who forged a close bond with projectionist Alfredo in Giuseppe T(...)

Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

One of the great misconceptions in life, applied to literature but not to other art forms, is that reading for the sake of it is a good thing. No s(...)

Narendra Modi, the next prime minister of India, in Ahmedabad yesterday. He will change Indian politics and economics. Photograph: Amit Dave

Surjit Bhalla, an Indian economist, has written to me that India’s is “the most momentous election in world history”. I disagree: the elections of Abr(...)

Being Miley Cyrus
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  • May 16, 2014, 00:00

She’d better not bail. I’ll be furious if she cancels. No, I’m not talking about a flaky best friend, I am talking about international pop star(...)

A mural honouring Frederick Douglass in Belfast.

Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave forced to flee the US in 1845, aboard the paddlesteamer Cambria out of Boston, when his autobiography, Narrati(...)

 A view of the Famine memorial in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

In 1877, a generation after the Great Famine, the historian AM Sullivan wrote that the people of the south and west mingled praise and blame in respec(...)

Liam Neeson: has fought a high-profile publicity campaign for the New York horse-drawn carriage industry. Photograph: Reuters/Fred Prouser

Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson directly lobbied the Department of the Taoiseach seeking the Government’s support to stop pla(...)

The Lego Movie 3:00
The Lego Movie

Do you remember what you were doing when you first heard about The Lego Movie ? Harrumphing?(...)

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