The 1,400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus on November 21st, 615, was marked on Monday at Maynooth. From a painting by Giuseppe Franchi (above). File photograph: Dea/Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/De Agostini/Getty Images

The 1,400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus on November 21st, 615, was marked on Monday at Maynooth by the conferring of three honora(...)

Manfred Eicher: one of the most influential figures in contemporary jazz

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Zapatero’s government introduced a one-stage ‘express’ divorce law. The incidence of divorce jumped from 51,000 divorces in 2004 to 127,000 in 2007, and eventually levelled off at roughly double the 2004 rate. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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Owner/Manager Russell Wilde and Head Chef David O’Byrne  at Richmond restaurant, Portobello, Dublin.

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Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

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A Moroccan migrant kneels  in front of Macedonian police officers as he tries to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

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Migrants and refugees cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija. Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. Photograph: Getty Images

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 French prime minister Manuel Valls Mr Valls was at home in Paris’s 11th district, just 150 metres from La Belle Équipe café where 19 people were shot dead on the night of November 13th. “I learned a few hours later that the son of close friends, a former gallery owner in Barcelona, died,” he said. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

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Teachers in Ireland are paid more than countries such as the UK, France, and Italy, but they lag behind countries such as Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

Irish teachers are well-paid by international standards, but work longer hours and in larger classes, according to a major new study. Analysis by the (...)