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Ibiza, Justin Bieber and Instagram cropped up on a topical Spanish exam. Photo: iStock

Students faced a test of their Spanish grammar and tenses on a fair but challenging higher-level paper, according to teachers. Mark Walshe, a teacher(...)

Mairéad Sparkes enjoying a riding session with Anna Nowicka, therapeutic riding coach at Festina Lente Equestrian Centre in Bray, Co Wicklow. Clara O’Donnell is leading the horse, with Emma Fitzgerald on Mairéad’s right.

What is it about horses that make them such amenable creatures to work with? More than 350 people from Europe, North and South America, South Africa,(...)

Sophie Parker is an Irish journalist living in Buenos Aires: ‘Following the result (in Ireland), a friend jokingly enquired if I’d be moving back. It has crossed my mind.  But it’s a fascinating time to be here, too.’

As Ireland took to the polls on May 25th, Argentina was celebrating May Revolution Day, commemorating the first successful revolution in South America(...)

Diarrhoea is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, nausea and cramps and, sometimes, by fever

Few diseases have attracted such a wide range of euphemisms as traveller’s diarrhoea. The “runs” and gippy tummy are some of the milder monikers. Some(...)

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, refurbished for the World Cup, is the biggest venue in the 2018 tournament, with a capacity of 81,000 people. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

As the Italian Conte Verde ocean liner set sail from Genoa to South America in 1930, this newspaper bore no mention of its departure or where it was g(...)

The World Meeting of Families takes place in Dublin in August

The fourth international gathering of the Church Reform Network takes place in Bratislava this week, from June 11th to 15th. This network, which is ma(...)

The most difficult thing Vicki O’Toole ever did in business was deciding to go into JJ O’Toole Ltd and having to learn everything from scratch

Vicki O’Toole joined the business, which had been in her husband’s family, at a turbulent time. The 2002 plastic-bag tax was heavily impacting busines(...)

Kingspan chief Gene Murtagh sold 86,359 shares in Kingspan after exercising options granted to him in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh has netted more than €3.4 million from selling shares in the insulation manufacturer on Thursday. An (...)

Drugs that activate the immune system to fight cancer have brought remarkable recoveries to many people in recent years. But one of those drugs seems(...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

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