Austin Campbell, (left) co-ordinator of Mystreets Drogheda,  pictured with tour guides Oliver Fitzsimons, Martin Reilly, Des Nelson, Luke Kelly, and Cyril Carter, at St Laurence’s Gate, Drogheda, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Brazil legend Sócrates confronts Alain Giresse in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup in Guadalaraja, Mexico, which France won in a penalty shoutout. Photograph: AFP/Getty

In the tunnel in Guadalajara, Sócrates stopped. One of the giants of Brazilian football turned around. He wanted to shake the hand of someone a few(...)

Dividing people into winners and losers might seem like weirdly reductive behaviour, but Alastair Campbell was once the British Labour Party’s director of communication and strategy, where he thrived on reduction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Anil Dash: the renowned blogger and entrepreneur will be just one of the many speakers addressing the conference in Killarney

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Bewley’s Cafe in Grafton Street. The famous coffee shop closed for a six-month refurbishment.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

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Tipperary manager Peter Creedon insisted  he wasn’t “overtly pleased” with his side’s display – despite the comfortable nature of the victory over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 1-14 Limerick 1-2 Peter Creedon’s Tipperary put their Armagh heartbreak behind them to register their first points in Division Three (...)

Ethan Rafferty’s goal put Armagh ahead by 1-8 to 0-5 after 43 minutes against Wexford at Wexford Park. Photograph: Inpho

Armagh 2-13 Wexford 1-8 Armagh opened nervously falling four points adrift inside the opening 15 minutes but they eventually overpowered Wexfo(...)

  A new book will raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation. Sons + Fathers will contain an introduction by Colm Toibín and  contributions by Bill Clinton,Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Farrell, Bono and all members of U2. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Members of U2, as well as a host of other musicians and writers are contributing to a special new Irish Hospice Foundation book celebrating the unique(...)

Roche shares fall as much as 4.1 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Roche Holding AG, the world’s largest seller of cancer drugs, said the Swiss franc’s surge may strip 9 percentage points from growth in operating prof(...)