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Pool 1 after the draw for next year’s Heineken Cup in  Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So much for the elevated status of Leinster as this year’s European champions and one of the protected top seeds for next season’s Heineken Cup. Coa(...)

The scientist David Goodall (104) at a press conference a day before his assisted suicide in Switzerland, last month. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP

Dr David Goodall, aged 104 and probably the oldest working scientist in the world, smiles from a photograph taken at a press conference he gave in Bas(...)

World’s best restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Photograph: Osteria Francescana

Italian chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has been named the best restaurant in the world, at the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. (...)

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth in San Sebastian, Spain, before the announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Photograph: EPA/Gorka Estrada

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth has been named “best female chef" in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. At a ceremony in Bilbao(...)

 Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho scores against Switzerland. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Brazil 1 Switzerland 1 This was not how Brazil had scripted it. The five-times world champions were in control thanks to a trademark Philippe Coutinh(...)

  Pablo Santos, an event promoter for Wigwam bar, Dublin, is expecting a large number of Brazil fans for the side’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday

If you walk past Dublin’s Wigwam bar on Sunday afternoon you will hear a strange blend of electronic samba and the battle cries of Brazilians psyching(...)

 Jacob Rees-Mogg: The European Parliament is not, he claims, “a serious parliament” or a proper democratic forum because it doesn’t represent a single people. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May has spent much of this week struggling to reconcile the two ends of her party over Brexit, shuttling between former attorney general Domin(...)

Cern’s Large Hadron Collider:  “If Ireland is serious about being part of the international science community, then we ought to be part of Cern. We are increasingly isolated by not being a member,” says Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Actions speak louder than words. Despite all the parroting about the knowledge economy, Ireland remains outside the premier particle physics lab in th(...)

In this photo released by the Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore, US president Donald Trump blows out a candle on a cake celebrating an early birthday during lunch with Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore on Monday. Photograph: Ministry of Communications and Information Singapore via AP

Singapore pulled out all the stops for Tuesday’s historic summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, with themed cheeseburgers and traditional rice (...)

Martin Birrane, who died over the weekend aged 82. Photograph: Michael Chester

Martin Birrane, a property developer and owner of the Kildare motor racing track Mondello Park, passed away suddenly at the weekend aged 82. Mr Birra(...)

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