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McLaren driver Jenson Button speaks to the media on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama. Photograph: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Bahrain has arrested several people accused of stealing and burning cars amid heightened security in the island kingdom before Sunday’s Formula(...)

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone. Photograph:  Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has rejected a last-ditch plea for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix to be cancelled. In the build (...)

Virgin have rented four Airbus SAS A320 narrow-body planes and crews from Aer Lingus on a so-called ‘wet-lease’ basis. Photograph: John Decker/Reuters

Virgin Atlantic is to add a third route to its domestic UK network operated by Aer Lingus. The service from Aberdeen in Scotland to Heat(...)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s investment in Bahrain amounts to €70 million

The Bahraini government has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of meetings held at the weekend with a delegation from the(...)

Nabeel Rajab outside his home in Manama last year, holding some of the teargas canisters that had been fired into his house. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Medical ethics is apparently too sensitive an issue to discuss in Bahrain following the cancelling of an international conference that was bein(...)

Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières had teamed up with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to organise the cancelled two-day conference in Bahrain to examine “medical ethics and dilemmas in situations of political discord or violence”.

Permission for a conference on medical ethics planned for Bahrain was verbally withdrawn by members of the Bahrain government, medical charity (...)

 Prof Tom Collins: told staff and students  he was stepping down from Bahrain post  in protest over the cancellation of a  conference on “medical ethics and dilemmas in situations of political discord or violence”.

The Bahrain i government’s official spokeswoman has accused Prof Tom Collins, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI) (...)

Ready for take-off: the 6,350   working-holiday visas for Canada available to Irish people were allocated within two days. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

At the Working Abroad Expo in the RDS in Dublin this month, mechanics and plumbers lined up alongside bankers and nurses looking for informatio(...)

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