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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Stranger Than Fiction

All time
'Missing' Dubai princess not seen since March reappears in photos with Mary Robinson
She failed in her attempt to flee the UAE in March.
The lecturer teaching a course on The Simpsons explains why it appears to predict the future
President Trump? You heard it on The Simpsons first.
'Lost' Francis Bacon work found on back of two Irish paintings up for sale at bargain price
The unfinished painting, titled ‘Figure’, has been made whole for the first time in 60 years. Bacon’s paintings are among the most expensive in the world.
24 years ago a US television network aired an actual exorcism...
Uncomfortable viewing.
The incredible saga of a successful family man who hid his murderous past for 50 years
Shirley Campbell threw a woman off a roof in 1958. Edward Davis lived a long, free life.
A former RTÉ newsreader, her 'enchanting' friend, and the world's most notorious murder suspect
Geraldine McInerney tells about her friend Kathie McCormack, the arrest of Robert Durst, and ‘The Jinx.’
Did Des O'Malley really stop a row by wielding Saddam's sword around the Dáil?
The story is true… sort of.
Human shot clock forced to yell out 'Horn' every 24 seconds in NBA playoff match
If life hands you a broken shot clock, make do in comedic fashion.
Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.
As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.
13 things The West Wing taught us about shutting down the US government
When in doubt, go to a shutdown party.
Column: Sean-nós singing resonates with something deep within people
Having had the privilege of teaching sean-nós singing in the Múscraí Gaeltacht of County Cork, I really wanted to share the wonder of this intimate shared experience through film, writes Máire Ní Cheallachair.
Column: How did this young woman scandalise her entire village? By writing poetry.
As a young woman, Salma was forced into a life of virtual isolation – in first her father’s and then her husband’s home. But when her raw and eloquent poetry finally found an audience, the reaction was explosive, writes filmmaker Kim Longinotto.
Story of late-term abortion doctors in USA set for Irish film festival
Stranger Than Fiction festival in Dublin will see Irish premiere of controversial documentary, with one of the doctors to attend the screening.
Millionaire NFL star earns extra living working at convenience store
Brian Hartline recently signed a $31m deal with the Miami Dolphins, but is working at the US equivalent of the local Londis.