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The chilling rise of ‘IRA TikTok’

They post clips of themselves clad in balaclavas or mimicking planting a car bomb

By Jenny McCartney


The perfect film for family viewing: Belleville Rendez-Vous revisited

Featuring the most endearing grandmother in film history, Sylvain Chomet’s pungently original and powerfully charming animation should have won an Oscar

By Jenny McCartney


Romanticizing Northern Ireland’s history is a deadly mistake

Children are growing up with ‘heroic’ stories of the Troubles

By Jenny McCartney

Vegans are winning the war on meat

The woke are rapidly turning vegan, with meat-eating seen as, well, just a bit Trumpy

By Jenny McCartney

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Tech gurus don’t let their kids have smartphones. Here’s why

As suspicions about technology’s dark side increase, the ‘digital detox’ has grown in social status

By Jenny McCartney

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