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Jasa Veremalua scores a try for Fiji against England in the final of the Dubai Rugby Sevens on Saturday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images.

It was a weekend of the same game played in different ways and also one that wasn’t played at all. Rugby sevens is the new kid on the block. Although (...)

Cathy O’Sullivan:  exciting time to be working in journalism

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Emma Cleverley and Enda O’Doherty Primary school teacher Emma, from Cullen, Co Cork, and Enda, a civil engineer, met in 2006 at NUIG. After two years(...)

New Zealand prime minister John Key: accused opposition politicians of “backing the rapists” in debate about the detention of New Zealand citizens in Australia. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP

Several female MPs were ordered to leave the New Zealand parliament on Wednesday after their declarations that they had been victims of sexual assault(...)

A poster celebrating Dan Donnelly.

Sir Daniel Donnelly was buried in Bully’s Acre, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, but not for long. Grave robbing was big busines(...)

Julian Savea collects a high ball during an All Blacks training session: the player had to put in long hours to improve his aerial ability. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

The number 11s are hogging it today. Bryan Habana needs one more try to surpass Jonah Lomu’s record tally of 15 World Cup tries, while Julian Savea(...)

I came to Runmarö to meet a peculiar entomologist with a gift for digression, and to try to understand the secret life of the Baltic island he has (...)

Hannah Hamill, Ruth Spence and Joanna McCreery, at Envoy of Belfast. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe at the launch of the project to upgrade the Phoenix Park Tunnel and provide train services from Kildare to Grand Canal Dock. Photograph: Eric Luke

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