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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan and Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, with farmer Brian Burgess on his cattle farm in Co Monaghan, near the border with Armagh. Photograph: Julien Behal

A prominent French farm leader has lobbed a proverbial grenade into the upcoming Brexit negotiations by calling for the re-establishment of a hard Bor(...)

The drawingroom of Dr Edward Haughey’s mansion at 9 Belgrave Square, London. According to Sotheby’s, his “extraordinary London home formed the backdrop to life at the highest level of British society”.

He once lashed out at his housekeeper for making the wrong choice in silver serving dishes, but nobody could have accused the late Dr Edward Haughey o(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

Visitors at the Taj Mahal: India’s cultural and tourism minister has sparked a controversy by saying foreign women visiting India should avoid wearing skimpy clothing. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

India’s federal cultural and tourism minister has advised foreign women tourists visiting the country against wearing skirts and other “skimpy” clothe(...)

Secretions from millions of tiny mosquito-like insects have been discoloring the Taj Mahal; one environmental court says the problem stems directly from the illegal dumping of solid waste in the nearby Yamuna River.  Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

It has been lit up in green for St Patrick’s Day but now the Taj Mahal is turning 40 shades for a very different reason. Millions of mosquito-like i(...)

Irish Times travel writer competition winner Ruth Petherick
Divine Indian essence
  • Travel
  • April 16, 2016, 05:24

On the day of my departure, I post a picture of an elephant to my Facebook page with the caption, “Let the adventure begin”. His decoratively painted(...)

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