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Grand slam: Joe Schmidt gives Ireland a prematch talk at Twickenham. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

When he was writing about his rugby career in The Battle, his autobiography, from 2016, the former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell reflected on how he (...)

Climb Croagh Patrick, whichever way you want. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Any list of things you must do before you die runs the risk of sounding bossy, pompous or just plain exhausting. But the world is vast, and our time o(...)

Tadhg Furlong relaxing at the Irish team’s headquarters at Carton House in Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Watching Ireland players drape themselves over several chaise longue as they await their cue to become temporary ringmasters in the media circus, it’(...)

Facebook Lite app will be available for download from Friday. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook on Thursday said it will roll out the stripped down version of its social media platform, Facebook Lite, to more countries including develope(...)

Finns topped the UN’s happiness rankings. Photograph: Getty

Happy are the people of the Nordic nations, happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identica(...)

Kitty Hawk’s autonomous personal aircraft, Cora,   is designed to fly at speeds of up to 180km/h for about 100km before it needs to land and recharge. Photograph: Richard Lord/AFP/Getty Images

There has been much talk of so-called flying cars in recent months, with companies as big as Airbus claiming that they’re working on prototypes of adv(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Although some 700 Irish doctors graduate from the six medical schools in Ireland each year, the percentage of Irish doctors on the Medical Council register continues to fall. Photograph: Thinkstock
Funding our GP service

Improving the image of GPs and getting more lower-income students to study medicine are the solutions to the growing shortage of doctors, a leading UK(...)

Fiona Coghlan: acted as a World Cup ambassador during last year’s tournament in Dublin and Belfast.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

An Irish woman will be added to the World Rugby council. The IRFU have confirmed that John O’Driscoll and Pa Whelan will be joined by a third person,(...)

Ronan Tighe: “My job is to plan the concerts we perform, including choosing the music we play and the conductors and soloists we perform with.”

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Ronan Tighe on being di(...)

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