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FAI chief executive John Delaney  at the Ireland-Denmark game. The association would have been guaranteed about €6.8 million in prize money for participating at the tournament. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night represents a significant blow to the FAI as it continues its long-running battle to clear the huge burden(...)

Heavily damaged buildings in Raqa on October 21st, 2017, after a Kurd-led force expelled the jihadists from the northern Syrian city. There are claims many were transported out. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of Islamic State fighters, both Syrian and foreign, were covertly evacuated by US, UK and Kurdish forces from the besieged city of Raqqa last(...)

A neolithic jar from Khramis Didi-Gora, Georgia: Pottery fragments from 8,000-year-old jars unearthed near the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, are the earliest evidence of winemaking in the Near East, bringing the tradition back almost 1,000 years earlier than thought. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

Our ancestors in what is now the Republic of Georgia were quaffing wine 8,000 years ago, scientists have discovered. New archaeological evidence has (...)

Comedian Alison Spittle: her show 'Nowhere Fast' starts on RTÉ 2 on Monday, November 13th.

In an old glue factory in Swords, an outhouse has been renovated to resemble a small radio station. The comedian Alison Spittle is playing a disgraced(...)

Pro-government Syrian troops taking up positions during fighting with insurgents near Boukamal, on the Iraq-Syria border, November 8th, 2017. Videograb: Syrian Central Military Media/AP

The rout on Thursday by the Syrian army of Islamic State fighters from the eastern border town of Abu Kemal – their last stronghold in Syria – heralds(...)

Shane Lowry’s second shot on the 7th hole during the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open  in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If not quite a case of mission accomplished, with his quest for a fourth career tour win rebuked, Shane Lowry at least headed for the air charter from(...)

Shane Lowry hits his second shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Shane Lowry muscled his way to a share of the 54-hole lead in the €6 million Turkish Airlines Open here at Regnum Carya, as the 30-year-old Offalyman (...)

Ghassan Jansiz in his bookshop in Homs. Photograph: Michael Jansen

Opening the Oxford and Cambridge English bookshop in the Syrian city of Homs in 2015 as the war in that country raged on was a risky business venture (...)

An anti-Brexit protester  outside the Houses of Parliament in London: There is no folk memory of a nation losing its mind to endless referendums, so we discount the prospect. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

There are living citizens of Britain who were born before mass representative democracy. Not all women had the vote until 1929; not all men until 1918(...)

A Syrian man receives medical treatment following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the Eastern Ghouta. Photogrpah: Abdulmonam EssaAFP/Getty Images

Dozens of Syrian children were forced to flee a kindergarten in the besieged region of Ghouta on Sunday after it was allegedly bombed by government fo(...)

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