Darina Allen Runs the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in east Cork and leads the Slow Food Movement in Ireland In 1983, Allen opened a co(...)

A Giant Panda cub is seen on show at China’s largest breeding Programme at Chengdu Research Base Of Giant Panda Breeding. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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 Ultan Dillane: has played just 21 times for Connacht since making his debut against Leinster at the RDS last season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

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James Taplin: ‘I just want to live back in Ireland. I want my children to grow up in the country they were born in, and I want us to be happy.’

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The clubhouse at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Photograph courtesy of KST Interiors

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Stephanie Hutchinson, from Balbriggan, Co Dublin, was travelling around Australia in May 2009 when she found a job in a pub in Kellerberrin. The firs(...)

A scene from the new Marriott short film “Two Bellmen Two”

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 Vera Baboun, Mayor of Bethlehem: “As long as Bethlehem . . . the city of peace is walled, peace is walled. How can the world live in peace as long as the origin of peace is walled?” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Vera Baboun is the first woman mayor of Bethlehem. She is also Catholic. It is the case in the Palestinian Territories that those cities deemed Christ(...)