My first ever experience of meditation was in the prayer room in my secondary school; a class of 20 girls lying down on the floor, listening to our religion teacher read out a guided meditation. (Most of us using it as an opportunity to take a sneaky nap, let’s be real.)
Thousands of firefighters tried to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California's history as a funeral procession was held in honour of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames.
WITH an excerpt in the New York Times, a place in Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club and with it now being named Amazon’s book of 2016, Colson Whitehead’s latest novel The Underground Railroad arrives with a silo of hype and a bar set particularly high. Thankfully, the New York writer more than manages to meet these high expectations with a powerful, relentless novel that is tightly wrapped around a gripping story.
Michael and Danny Healy-Rae’s resounding electoral success (30,000-plus votes) proves that all politics is local and dismissing them is to denigrate the people of Kerry, despite that county’s great diversity, writes Clodagh Finn
The past was en vogue in various forms at the Baftas last night as Brooklyn, set in the 1950s, was named best British film, Kate Winslet won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Steve Jobs, the biopic about the Apple founder, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega won the Rising Star award on the back of his turn in a film set “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”.