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Stella Kelleher with Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr at the opening of her Dublin 8 cottage.

The Irish arm of an international housing aid agency has completed its latest accommodation project in Dublin. Habitat for Humanity Ireland, the subs(...)

My dog Daffodil is one of the co-owners (in her mind, anyway) of a park near our house that we chill in at least once a day. She meets a lot of her p(...)

Major success:  Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates winning the men’s 10,000m final at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

John Major has salvaged his reputation through the clever public-relations ruse of sitting around, mainly in The Oval, while history notices his good(...)

Ireland’s Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe following the lightweight women’s double sculls final at Rio 2016. File photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

The parents of Irish Olympic rower Sinead Lynch have thanked their neighbours and friends for helping to “soften the blow’ of their daughter’s disappo(...)

Michelle Smith with her three Olympic Gold medals in Atlanta. Ireland became pro- or anti-Michelle Smith and divided down the line of whether they believed in her swims or not. Photograph: Eric Luke

A story that has the capacity to divide opinions 20 years after the events took place marked a point in time when Irish sport began to question its in(...)

 Sonia O’Sullivan  after failing to qualify in the heats of the Women’s 1500m in Atlanta. “I couldn’t accept Atlanta was going to be the end for me. I had to find a way back, to be my best again.” Photograph: Inpho

So much about these last few days before the Olympics is familiar to me. All the training and preparation is done, all the travel plans in place, and (...)

Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart holds a bag of his food substitute powder. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The man who would replace food turns out to have quite an appetite. Rob Rhinehart, whose meal-substitute drink is a hit with Silicon Valley techies wh(...)

The pier at Panama City Beach, Florida

There is a certain shade of emerald green that I’d only seen on the mermaid tail of a Barbie doll I had when I was six years old. But I find it again(...)

Judith  Hill said Prince (above) had never revealed to her  he was in pain, after decades of high-wattage performance and hip surgery. “I only know what everyone knows about his pain - I read about it,” she said. File photograph: Claire Greenway/Getty Images

It’s the moment that Judith Hill has been replaying in her mind for the past two months: She was sitting on a plane with a man she loved, talking, hav(...)

Muhammad Ali poses with gloves in this undated portrait. Photograph: Action Images/Reuters

Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion, who was one of the best known and loved sportsmen of the 20th century has died at a hospital in Pho(...)

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