Achilles

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Has Arlene Foster forfeited a place in history  by being too inflexible, showing a lack of grace? Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

At 1.30 on Monday lunchtime, well away from the cameras and the public, an enfeebled and emaciated deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness walked int(...)

When asked whether he was looking forward to the election campaign, one of Enda Kenny’s stock responses was: “I’m f****ng dying for road.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Good morning, the digest this morning is a little different. We have asked each of the four contributors to choose their favourite piece from the dige(...)

Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele, centre,  always stands in good balance and alignment. Photograph: AP Photo/Scott Heppell

“Sitting is the new smoking,” is a catchphrase designed to strike fear into the hearts of office workers everywhere – and with good reason. Accumulat(...)

The Reading Room of the National Library of Ireland, whose printed material encompasses about one million books, hundreds of newspapers, thousands of periodicals and more than 150,000 maps, as well as official publications and printed music scores

With about 10 million objects from nearly 1,000 years of Irish history, archiving the internet isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind about the Nat(...)

Luther Ward and Tommy End  during their wrestling match at the Over the Top Wrestling event held in the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin recently. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Gymnasties enter the ring wearing light blue singlets and fluorescent multi-coloured leggings and instantly start exercising. “Squat, squat, squa(...)

Davy Fitzgerald is one of the few managers happy to acknowledge  the emotional pull of being involved with a team. Photographs: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sooner or later in Thurles tomorrow, the hurling will become so absorbing the audience in the stadium and watching across the country – the world – wi(...)

David Coldrick sent off two Derry players in their Ulster quarter-final against Tyrone on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After an underwhelming start, the 2016 championship season is now up and running with just a couple of months of phoney war before the prospect of el(...)

Rahila Amos, a Nigerian grandmother who said she was abducted by Boko Haram and forced to take classes on how to carry out a suicide bombing, in Minawao, Cameroon.  Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Hold the bomb under your armpit to keep it steady, the women and girls were taught. Sever your enemy’s head from behind, to minimise struggling. (...)

Labour Party activists are dismayed by their rejection at the polls. Some TDs who lost their seats are in denial concerning the reasons for their dism(...)

Members of the Criminal Assets Bureau and armed gardaí removing vehicles from a premises in Bluebell. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The seizure of a fleet of luxury vehicles from known drug dealers on Wednesday, and from a car garage controlled by them, follows public comment that (...)

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