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Review: Steve McQueen’s feminist crime caper Widows is beautiful to look at and mostly makes sense Reviewer's score: 4/5 Colin Farrell and Viola Davis star in Widows In 1983 Lynda La Plante, that most feminist of crime writers, created a rather strange TV series. Widows told the story of three bereaved spouses who meet at the funerals of their husbands, armed robbers...

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Brazil’s president-elect makes controversial justice minister appointment Sergio Moro is wildly popular among conservatives and loathed by many on the left. Judge Sergio Moro as he exits a meeting with President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) The Brazilian judge at the centre of one of the largest corruption investigations in history has said he would become justice minister in the government of...
Strong UK-Irish friendship more important than ever - Simon Coveney ahead of Dublin talks Simon Coveney ( Brian Lawless/PA) Tanaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said strong UK-Irish friendship is more important than ever ahead of talks between senior Irish and UK Government ministers in Dublin. Mr Coveney and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan are set to welcome UK Minister for...
15 powerful campaign slogans and the formula for coming up with your own Running for political office and out of ideas? Here’s a way to cheat. (Raul_Mellado/Getty Images) Have you ever wondered what your slogan would be if you ran for political office? Well, have no fear, because a Twitter user has come up with with a rather clever way for you...
Trump’s trade war looms over divided US farm belt ahead of vote Donald Trump Chuck Wirtz voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, inspired by the then-political outsider, but the veteran Iowa hog farmer now has buyer’s remorse as the US Republican president’s trade policy exacts a heavy toll on his business. Wirtz, 56, estimates the tariffs resulting from the US...
The Big Tech Show: Is the new iPad Pro a replacement for your laptop? Does the Web Summit matter? Adrian returns to Dublin following Apple’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro launch. Joined by Sunday Independent business correspondent Michael Cogley and INM head of product Steve Dempsey, he goes through the most important features of what was announced and asks whether...
Brexit deal on Northern Ireland border 'very close' Handout photos issued by Julien Behal of a meeting of (left to right) David Lidington, Simon Coveney and Charles Flanagan speaking during the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference. Photo: Julien Behal/PA WireLeo Varadkar and Theresa May at a bilateral meeting in Brussels. Photo: Taoiseach Government/PA WireSinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald (right) and deputy...
Brendan Howlin launches stinging attack on Shane Ross and 'shambles' Government Brendan Howlin Photo: Frank McGrath LABOUR Party leader Brendan Howlin has launched a stinging attack on Transport Minister Shane Ross claiming he's an example of why the Government is a “shambles”. Mr Howlin made the remarks in his speech on the opening night of the Labour Party’s National Conference. He thanked delegates...
Diaries of a roguish idealist Tonie Walsh tells Tony Clayton-Lea how his new play, drawn from his personal journals, not only charts his own voyage from innocence but also shows Irish society coming of age Emboldened: Tonie Walsh hopes his play will leave people energised for change. Photo: Frank Mc Grath This time last year, the play I Am Tonie Walsh appeared...
Mary Kenny: War marked with peace More men from Rathnew, Co Wicklow, volunteered for the 1914-18 war than from anywhere else Mary Kenny, writer and author. Photo: Tony Gavin The conclusion of the First World War in November 1918 will be a major European commemoration this month. In Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow, a somewhat smaller ceremony will take place in the middle of...

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