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Professional golfer Pádraig Harrington with Special Olympians Mark Claffey and Andrew Simington and  Phyl Kelleher, who will play with Andrew in the Alternate Shot event

Commitment, teamwork, courage and skilfulness will be what are required by Ireland’s Special Olympians when they walk out on a global stage at the Spe(...)

Around 10,000 Irish people live in the UAE; around one-third of them are teachers. Photograph: iStock

Irish emigrants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have advised women who move there against getting a taxi alone. One Irish woman living there says it(...)

Swimmer Aisling Beacom from Wicklow Town and her mother Pam at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The last time Deirdre O’Callaghan (37) represented Ireland at the Special Olympics World Games was in Dublin in 2003, where she picked up a silver med(...)

Fatima Hadi, a 12-year-old displaced Yemeni girl suffering from acute malnutrition, is treated at a hospital in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah province. Photograph:   Essa Ahmed / AFP

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Oman on Friday seeking an end to the four-year war that has devastated Yemen and plunged its populati(...)

Fiid founder Shane Ryan: Ryan says convenience is his major goal and has centred his food products on this

When it comes to food innovation it’s all about finding a niche and putting a new twist on it. Shane Ryan, Katerina Kazantza, Artjom Blackred and Sju(...)

Pope Francis called this week’s Rome meeting to raise awareness globally about clerical child sexual abuse, highlighting it is not just a “western” problem. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A four-day meeting of Catholic bishops and other senior clergy begins at the Vatican on Thursday to address the issue of clerical child sexual abuse. (...)

British race driver Lewis Hamilton  celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates last November. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Irish tech developer Actionpoint is gearing up to provide the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix organiser with a new software system in an agreement it(...)

Sheikha Latifa with Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation via AP

The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years. Her requests to travel and study els(...)

 Christian worshippers attending a Mass led by Pope Francis, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis, the first(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, upon his arrival to the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

The visit of Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not his first to a Muslim country as pope. He has visited some of Islam’s most sacred s(...)

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