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# Biography

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Lyra McKee: A determined journalist who told the stories of marginalised people and her country’s troubled past
Lyra’s work covered topics to do with the legacy of the Troubles, the fight for LGBT equality, and her own life.
# Turbulent Times
Michael O'Leary hits out at Matt Cooper's unauthorised biography of him
His publisher Penguin Random House said it stands over the book.
# Leo
A love of Mars bars and his hesitations about coming out: What we learn from Leo's new biography
Leo: Leo Varadkar – A Very Modern Taoiseach has been published today.
David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'
It’s difficult to be even-handed about someone who arouses such strong emotions, four decades after his death, writes David McCullagh.
David McCullagh: Was de Valera's mother telling the truth about his parentage?
In the first part of a major two-volume reassessment, historian and broadcaster David McCullagh considers the man behind the mask.
# Moyes or chips
One reason United failed under David Moyes is because he banned chips - Rio Ferdinand
The former defender reveals all in his autobiography #2sides.
# Interview
'You have to be a bit crazed or obsessed to get to Louis van Gaal's level' chat to the United manager’s biographer about what the club’s fans can expect from the coach.
# adventure
This guy will make you want to travel more
Warning: Video may induce lifestyle envy (and slight irritation).
# guru
The cover of Rala's new book is pretty epic
Bags, balls and, of course, a boombox.
Column: Do bio-epic movies portray real-life figures in their true light?
George Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana are just some of the famous people to be immortalised on film, but is it ever possible to give a balanced portrayal of a person? Darren Mooney writes about the challenging world of the bioepic.
# Harri
An insight into Padraig Harrington’s golfing obsession
A new biography of the three-time Major winner sees Paul McGinley, Bob Torrance and Jean Van De Velde amongst those who provides their thoughts on the Dublin golfer.
# trilogy
Pictures: Pope launches final volume of Jesus' biography
In it he reveals that the Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation and that Jesus was born several years earlier than believed.
# grudge
Richie McCaw: Players like Quade Cooper get sorted. Sooner or later they get their beans
The more shocking aspect about the All Black captain’s new book is that it is retailing at $50 in New Zealand. Birthday and Xmas pressie combo?
# big mistake
It may have doubled his income, but Rooney regrets transfer request‎
Meanwhile, the injured striker expects to miss just four games before putting himself in contention to partner Robin van Persie.
# Know Your Enemy
Between us and our dreams: Who is Sofya Ochigava?
Only one woman can stop Katie Taylor from winning gold in London this afternoon, and she’s a familiar foe. Here’s what you need to know about Sofya Ochigava of Russia.
# cry wolf
Graham Henry kicks hornet's nest with match fixing suggestions over France defeat
The World Cup-winning coach said he felt physically ill after his All Blacks team were defeated by the French in the 2007 quarter-final.
# Cover story
Brian O'Driscoll to pen autobiography with Paul Kimmage
Award-winning writer has signed up to work with Ireland’s talismanic skipper.
# Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin used drugs and had affairs? A new biography says so
A new biography about the former Alaska governor claims she’s taken cocaine and had an affair with her husband’s former business partner.
# Palin Noir
Palin Noir: New Palin biography gets slick design
Biography – or detective novel?