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The record dry spell has been credited with the discovery of a previously unknown monument beside Newgrange, Co Meath. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson/Anthony Murphy

The National Monuments Service (NMS) received 66 reports of newly identified monuments during the months of July and August 2018, it has confirmed. M(...)

An urban farm in Havana

By not participating in the ravenous capitalism of the second half of the 20th century, Cuba avoided much of the environmental degradation seen elsewh(...)

A mural in the Serb district of Mitrovica, an ethnically divided town in northern Kosovo, reads: “There’s no going back from here. Kosovska Mitrovica.”

From the little balcony of her flat in Gracanica, Rada Trajkovic can look out over Kosovan fields where Serbs have lived for more than 700 years. The(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: Donald Trump’s actions may show he has transformed personal animus toward the Palestinians into US policy. Photograph: Atef Safadi

A Palestinian government spokesman has accused the US president of refusing to fulfil financial obligations to the Palestinians amounting to $500 mill(...)

 Solomon Kong still struggles with the general cost of living in Dublin and  was shocked to discover the rate of basic tax when the received his first pay cheque. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the mid 1980s Solomon Kong’s mother visited Ireland with some friends. When she returned home to Malaysia, Kong’s mother recorded the memories from(...)

 Torre de Belem tower overlooks the  river Tagus in Lisbon. Photograph:  Stock image

Hurtling around Portugal’s capital city on a tuk tuk tour gives you a real sense of the grand colonial history of the place and the stark contrast tha(...)

It has been a long hot summer of bad ideas. The last three months have been a sweltering beach of marketing wheezes so irredeemably flawed that it’s b(...)

 The Promenade Des Anglais’s vista is comprised of three harmonious and roughly equal parts: the turquoise and sapphire Mediterranean, the sky it is reflecting, and the bustling, palm-lined avenue against the backdrop of the city and mountains

A glamorous blonde in sunglasses and stilettos waits for her driver on the Promenade des Anglais, surrounded by bags from Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Am(...)

Conor Neeson and his wife Natasha have made their home in Malta. They married on the island in June 2018.
Welcome to my place . . . Malta
  • Abroad
  • August 11, 2018, 06:00

Conor Neeson is from Dublin and works in financial services. He moved to Malta in March 2017 with his then-fiancée Natasha from Brazil, for a change o(...)

Séamus Mac Aogáin was born in Abbeyshrule, Co Longford. He is a writer, playwright and storyteller who lives in La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands (...)

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