• Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Ciara O'Connor: 'This country has a lot riding on Paul Mescal'

    Emmy-loser Paul Mescal last week personally victimised the whole of Ireland as a guest on Doireann Garrihy's podcast. Both having his cake and absolutely destroying it, Mescal said of his success, "I love being Irish and Irish people, but I think sometimes there can be a little bit of - and I haven't felt this - but there can be a bitterness." Bitterness!

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    I pity Harry for thinking he could influence US election

    Ostensibly, it was quite an effort in doing down Donald Trump. Last week, Harry and Meghan used their video appearance on the first Time 100 TV special, to encourage Americans to use their vote in November and exhorting them to "reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity". Neither Harry nor Meghan, who took turns speaking to the camera from their California garden, mentioned either Trump or Biden, but it was clear where they stood.

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    Irish Independent

    Bullied 'giant' Dmitry suffered on the fringes in school and was killed on the margins of society

    Not many people remember another person's first day of school more vividly than their own, but Dmitry's has stayed with me. About 10 years later he was brutally killed - his body abandoned in a garden after a violent attack. My first day in secondary school was calamitous.

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    'As the last man alive who was centrally involved, I feel duty bound to set the matter straight...'

    History is often revised, but it is jarring when a history you lived through is revised to an extent that it purports to say what you experienced didn't happen. On what is coming up to the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the Arms Crisis, two new books offering a revisionist interpretation of the events that I was at the centre of are getting more attention than either deserve.

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Amanda Holden Britain's Got Talent dress sparks controversy

    Amanda Holden sparked criticism by wearing a plunging dress on Britain’s Got Talent. The judge, 49, donned a low-cut blue gown in the latest semi-final when she appeared alongside Ashley Banjo, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. Some thought she was showing a little too much for a family show.

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    A man in his 70s has died following a crash in a car park in Cork

    Tragic news. A man in his 70s has died following a road crash in Cork. Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal collision, which occurred in a car park of a sports ground in Donnybrook in Douglas, Cork on Saturday (26 September).

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Faithless electors: US polling could provoke constitutional crisis

    To be elected president a candidate must receive at least 270 college votes. If no candidate receives an absolute majority or if there is a deadlock in the college, a contingent election for president is held in the House of Representatives where each state delegation has one vote. A similar election for vice-president is held in the Senate.