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Belmond Grand Hibernian: the service will not resume in 2021

Ireland’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian – a sister train to the Orient Express – is to pull out of Ireland. Belmond, the co(...)

Orion. Photograph: John Dolan

Two hundred and fifty years ago this month the French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817) submitted the first draft of a catalogue that would guara(...)

Pádraig Amond celebrates scoring the winner against Leicester City in 2019. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Reluctant as he seems to say it when so much is going wrong around him, times are good just now for Pádraig Amond, the Newport County striker from Car(...)

Sanjay Vishwakarma of  Sanjay’s Kitchen in Birr, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson

To tackle the topic of Indian food in Ireland is to tease a thread out of a complicated tapestry, and here we can offer only the briefest glimpse. Ind(...)

Tottenham Hotspur players surround referee Peter Bankes after he awards a penalty against  Eric Dier for handball. As long as there is VAR, these micro-handballs will demand adjudication, and the only way to escape this is to stop using VAR.  Photograph: Andrew Boyers/NMC

‘We have to get together,” said Steve Bruce, “as the managers, coaches, whatever it is, to go to the Premier League and say ‘this must stop’.” What m(...)

Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

Little Richard ag seinnm ag an B.B. King Blues Club & Grill i  Nua Eabhrach i 2000. Grianghraf: Steve Berman/The New York Times

Is dócha go dtarlaíonn sé do dhéagóirí ina n-uain féin. Is ea, tugann buachaillí go háirithe dílseacht d’fhoirne éagsúla i léigeanna peile Shasana ar (...)

Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough and assistant Peter Taylor look on before the 1980 European Cup Final against Hamburg SV  at the  Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Photograph:   Duncan Raban/Allsport/Getty Images

At a standstill, thinking about a standstill, rewinding to a conversation a long time ago on the benefit of standing still. A lot of noise, talk, mat(...)

Continuing protests in Hong Kong have been among several threats to the Chinese economy. Photograph: Bloomberg

China’s economic growth slowed to its lowest levels in almost three decades last year, but the overriding sentiment in the corridors of power of Beij(...)

Evidence of the cutting of meat in a room adjacent to toilets was among the reasons for the Enforcement Orders in May.

A Garda recreation club in Dublin and a sausage factory in Cavan were among seven food establishments served with closure orders by the food safety wa(...)

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