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A Great White shark with Marine Dynamics Shark Tours

The stench of seal is part fish, part farm. It wafts around Cape Town’s Waterfront when the breeze blows, curling the nostrils of those dining at terr(...)

From left: Ciara Murphy, Ivan Tretyakov, Kirsty Burke, Anna O’Connor and Hazel Wallace ride out on the Curragh for trainer Tracey Collins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the Curragh plains, the wind gives no quarter. You see the rain coming for miles, great bitter sheets of it. For the army of work riders who turn u(...)

Ulster’s Angus Kernohan scoring  a try against Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph:   Richard Huggard/Inpho

Cheetahs v Ulster, Toyota stadium (6.15pm, live on Premier Sports) It has been an exceptional month for Angus Kernohan as the Ireland under-19 and U-(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan: he  started the matches against the Cheetahs and Warriors at outhalf, before being replaced by Joey Carbery just after half-time in Glasgow. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff Blues v Munster, Arms Park (7.35pm, live on Eir sport, TG4) Three defeats in as many matches by a combined total of five points illustrates th(...)

Privacy and consumer advocates have raised questions about whether insurers may eventually use data to select the most profitable customers, while hiking rates for those who do not participate.

One of the oldest and largest North American life insurers will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead offer only interactive polici(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addresses a press conference on a new Africa-Europe Alliance. Photograph: Emmanuel DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

They are talking about a change of paradigm. Europe will not work “for” Africa – or perhaps, she should have said, Africa “for” Europe – but “with” Af(...)

Bulelani Mfaco has been living in  direct provision for nearly a year. He describes the  centres as “ghettos in every sense of the word”. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

The first time Bulelani Mfaco felt vulnerable because of his sexuality was while walking at night with his boyfriend. It was 2004 and the couple was o(...)

 A Rastafarian and supporter of the legislation of marijuana light a joint in Johannesburg, as they celebrate after the Constitutional Court ruled that the personal use and growing of marijuana in South Africa is legal. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa’s highest court has ruled that it is no longer illegal for adults to cultivate or use marijuana in private. The landmark ruling handed (...)

Rebecca Taylor, Nadine Kelly and Katie Flaherty all from Ballinasloe, Co Galway at the 2017 ploughing championships. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Michael D Higgins officially opened the 87th National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday. Traffic is reported to be a little busy approach(...)

Jamison Gibson-Park enjoyed a huge influence on the game and was a deserved man of the match against the Dragons at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster’s attacking shape this season will place a huge premium on the roster of scrumhalves having the requisite aerobic fitness. The traditional wi(...)

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