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The fact that mindfulness programmes are now one the most attended sessions in at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos is a sure sign that the ide(...)

A partial eclipse of the sun is seen through clouds over Europe.  Cork residents reported that it was ‘one of the best places’  to view the solar eclipse. Photograph:  Yannis Behrakis/Reuters 0:48

About 300 people gathered at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork this morning to see the solar eclipse and they were rewarded with some of the be(...)

US president Barack Obama has issued a video message directed at Iran’s young people, urging them to pressure their leaders to accept a nuclear deal. Photograph: Aude Guerruci/EPA.

Two weeks after US Senate Republicans issued a letter to the Iranian leadership warning that any nuclear agreement Iran signs with the administration(...)

Paul McNulty: founder of Donegal-based 3D Issue

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 The Syrian Observatory for Human says government forces carried out a poison gas attack in Syria that killed six people in the northwest Rights. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

A group monitoring the Syrian civil war said on Tuesday government forces had carried out a poison gas attack that killed six people in the northwest.(...)

Twitter’s Hong Kong office will seek out mainland companies which want to advertise overseas. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Twitter, which has its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin, is opening an office in Hong Kong to try to attract mainland Chine(...)

Fr Pierre Pepper is carried aloft after defeating Jared Madden during his amateur boxing match in  Banagher in Co Offaly.  The fight  raised proceeds for charity. Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

  It was white-collar boxing Banagher-style and there could be only one winner, local curate Fr Pierre Pepper. The culmination of week(...)

A screengrab taken from Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s St Patricks Day video message which has been deemed ‘patronising’. Photograph: YouTube. 1:19

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David Cameron is accused of “cowering” after making one excuse too many for why he won’t debate other party leaders on TV.  Photograph: Andy Rain/AFP/Getty Images

“Politics of fear” usually refers to tactics that spur the electorate to vote one way by suggesting that to do otherwise would threaten their individu(...)