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Fiachra Gibbons

Fiachra Gibbons

    Outcry as Japanese winemakers are threatened with deportation from France
    Outcry as Japanese winemakers are threatened with deportation from France
    French wine lovers have risen up in revolt after a Japanese couple who make "outstanding" wine in southern France were threatened with deportation....
    YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media
    YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media
    Within minutes of the shooting at YouTube offices in California, social media was awash with conspiracy theories and images of the supposed...
    'Feminist' Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims
    'Feminist' Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims
    French film star Catherine Deneuve, who set off a worldwide backlash for...
    A bit weird, but you won't lose your lynch
    A bit weird, but you won't lose your lynch
    There were no dwarves. No dancing men. No one talked backwards -- until the daquiries kicked in -- and with the exception of the Japanese cowboy...
    The Booker Prize and the 'Beryl Question'
    The Booker Prize and the 'Beryl Question'
    According to Queeney, a small but beautifully formed account of the last days of Samuel Johnson, had been the clear and popular favourite for the...
    Martel's Booker win confirmed
    Martel's Booker win confirmed
    The 39-year-old, who was born in Spain and lives in Montreal, Canada, charmed the judges with his Life of Pi — a magical realist tale...
    Alexander's new battlefield
    Alexander's new battlefield
    If Alexander the Great were alive today he would grind you gypsy dogs into the dust, dig your dead from their graves and silence forever your...
    Alexander's new battlefield
    Alexander's new battlefield
    If Alexander the Great were alive today he would grind you gypsy dogs into the dust, dig your dead from their graves and silence forever your...
    Taunting the bully
    Taunting the bully
    The controversial auteur Lars von Trier is squaring up to the United States with a trilogy of films that is being seen as a damning indictment of...
    'Cheating bastard' wins Booker
    'Cheating bastard' wins Booker
    Now, at least, he can start to pay that money back. The many creditors of the novelist DBC Pierre were given a crumb of comfort on Tuesday when the...
    'Cheating bastard' wins Booker
    'Cheating bastard' wins Booker
    Now, at least, he can start to pay that money back. The many creditors of the novelist DBC Pierre were given a crumb of comfort on Tuesday when the...