In order to treat a variety of ailments that included everything from stomach cramps to malaria, 18th century English sailors would imbibe a little(...)

Ten great golfing breaks

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Brother Hubbard’s middle eastern breakfast plate.

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Temple Garner, JP McMahon and John Wyer in Wyer’s Forest Avenue restaurant in Dublin. Photographs: Sean Breithaupt,

Temple Garner fell into kitchens as an angry young man and found other angry young men there, all looking for approval from “a big angry head chef”. A(...)

Former soccer star Diego Maradona (L) presents Pope Francis with an Argentina national soccer jersey during a special audience held in the Vatican before a special interreligious “Match for Peace” tonight. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

For the first time since he slipped out like a thief in the night back in April 1991, former Argentine superstar Diego Armando Maradona takes to the p(...)

Ireland: Ballinalard Galbally Road, Tipperary town, Co Tipperary

GVM Auctioneers is seeking €250,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow on an acre at Ballinalard Galbally Road, Tipperary Town, Co Tipperary. FRANC(...)

Pope Francis this week rang an Argentine woman, married to a divorcee in a civil ceremony, to tell her she would be “doing nothing wrong” if she were to receive Communion. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

According to Italian and Argentine media reports, Pope Francis this week rang an Argentine wo(...)

Pope Francis receives a gift from Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi (left) and Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (obscured) during a private audience at the Vatican. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Today was the day when the two most famous Argentines in the world came head to head, united by their common passion for football. Argentina and Barce(...)

Young people cling to a fence while trying to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis in the Varginha shantytown  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Pope Francis used his visit to a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro yesterday to make one of the most politically charged speeches of his pontificate so far(...)

Carnivan House, Wexford

Six houses are up for the Irish Architecture Awards this year, as part of a shortlist which reflects the status of Ireland’s society and economy. Thir(...)