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Jamaican/British musician and chef  Levi Roots brings a taste of the Caribbean to The Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park next month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he regrets saying the church needed a “reality check” following the marriage equality referendum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

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Peter Davey from Blue Raincoat Theatre in the Samuel Beckett play Endgame, part of the 2013 Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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‘The Irish are well regarded in Australia. Probably because we were never part of this country’s ruling elite.’ Photograph: Getty Images

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Differences in culture, business approach and regulation may put many people off the possibility of growing into places such as Africa but that doesn’t mean there aren’t major opportunities there

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