Khalifa Stadium in Doha which is undergoing complete renovation in preparation to host some of the matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sepam, which was founded by Gus Kearney in 1976, is a Clonmel, Co Tipperary-based engineering, procurement, management and construction business that,(...)

Police detain some teachers and relatives during their protest in Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico.

At first glance the Raúl Isidro Burgos teacher training college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, could be mistaken for a tourist resort: a cobblestone path le(...)

Pope Francis wrote about the Mexicanisation” of Argentina’s growing drug trade in an email. Photograph: REUTERS/Max Rossi

Not for the first time, Pope Francis’s habit of forthright speaking, even in a private context, has caused a deal of difficulty for the Vatican’s dipl(...)

Valrhona Guanaja

VALRHONA GUANAJA €4.50 for 70g, €64.28 per kg Okay, let’s deal with the negatives first. This chocolate is not cheap and it is not easy t(...)

 Once in a lifetime:  the new Six Senses retreat in Doura, Portugal
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Action in the Azores Think of them as being like the Aran Islands, but with pineapples. For a clean, green escape with mountains to hike and vol(...)

Tony Mangan (57) pictured at Machu Picchu during his 50,000 km journey

The Dublin man who ran around the world has been awarded “person of the year” by his adventure sports peers.Tony Mangan (57) from the Liberties was ha(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Mauricio Pochettino: his experiences in the Copa Libertadores mean he is not unduly worried by a trip to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Sitting in the pristine environment of Tottenham’s training ground, where everything is clean and serenely quiet, Mauricio Pochettino goes through the(...)

Sebastian Cuberos, visible on the laptop and speaking Spanish, is interviewed by an English speaker using a simultaneous translation feature on Skype. Last month Skype initiated simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers and Google will soon announce updates to its translation app for phones.

The tech industry is doing its best to topple the Tower of Babel.Last month, Skype, Microsoft’s video calling service, initiated simultaneous translat(...)

Mary Akrami, director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Centre, in Kabul and board member of the Afghan Women’s Network, was keynote speaker at the launch of Frontline Defenders 2015 Annual Report in Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /THE IRISH TIMES

Peter MurtaghA chilling picture of the challenges facing women’s rights activists in Afghanistan has been given by a campaigner from there who is visi(...)

  Louis van Gaal said   the decision not to include Radamel Falcao in his squad was a tactical one as Manchester United drew a blank against Southampton. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Radamel Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes has said the Colombia striker might not be at Manchester United next season but he believes he will be at one of (...)