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'When I would actually think about killing myself, I would think, ‘Am I really just gonna kill myself over a penis?’' Photograph: Andrew Mangum/New York Times

In a 14-hour operation, a young military veteran – whose genitals were blown off by a bomb – has received an extraordinary transplant: a penis, scrotu(...)

‘Here, if I fix my gaze on the barrier island beach out there at the end of the tidal basin, I can almost forget that I live in a country being overrun by a gang of hucksters, where Facebook, not factual reportage, has the power to influence entire belief systems.’

Two weeks ago, I was heading out for my evening walk when a honking sound filled our neighbourhood streets. I stopped on the footpath, excited to watc(...)

Pope Francis: seen by many as separate from the institution he leads, and which he himself struggles to reform. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

It is the story of a photograph: four cardinals, all Irish, and one president, Mary McAleese. The occasion was the elevation in 2007 of the then prima(...)

Marie Collins, former member of the Vatican Commission for the Protection of Minors, said:  “I saw the Vatican up close, and its resistance, the lack of priority [on clerical child sex abuse], lack of transparency, and the absolutely misleading statements issued.” File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Dublin abuse survivor Marie Collins has criticised a decision by Pope Francis not to reappoint “some of the most hard-working, independent, and active(...)

Leo Varadkar and Justin Trudeau. “If there are lessons from other countries I would take a glance at Canada. Another country where inequality is relatively low and where immigrants are welcomed with open arms.”

What kind of economy do we want? Boston or Berlin? Ireland is often asked that question when thinking about strategic economic – and social – directio(...)

Norwegian is bidding to boost demand further by timing its flights to allow shoppers take one-day trips to Woodbury Common, a premium retail centre run by New York-listed Simon Property Group

Norwegian Air International will double the flights on its service from Dublin to New York state from April. The Scandinavian-owned airline began fly(...)

A giant winter ‘bomb cyclone’ walloped the US east coast on Thursday with freezing cold and heavy snow, forcing thousands of flight cancellations and widespread school closures. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

The east coast of the US has been hit by a “bomb cyclone”, experiencing powerful blizzards, frigid temperatures and coastal flooding amid an Arctic fr(...)

Save up to €300  with a summer travel offer  to Algarve

Kids fly free If you book by December 15th with Clickandgo. com, families can avail of free flights for kids if travelling to Portugal’s Algarve or th(...)

Phion Therapeutics founder Helen McCarthy is flanked by Seedcorn project manager Connor Sweeney and Qubis spin-out manager Darach Neeson. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Cancer treatment start-up Phion Therapeutics has been crowned winner of this year’s Seedcorn investor readiness award from InterTradeIreland, scooping(...)

 Tom Brady  of the New England Patriots and trainer Alex Guerrero.  Guerrero became godfather to one of Brady’s children, and is regarded as a member of his and his wife’s  extended family. Photograph:   Getty Images

The greatest quarterback of this and maybe any generation also boasts the most extensive and bizarre range of products bearing his name. A visit to To(...)

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