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Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

Peter McGuinness at home in Dundalk, Co Louth

One of the first Allied soldiers to die on D-Day was Pte Edward Delaney O’Sullivan, known as “Paddy”, who landed with the Parachute Regiment outside T(...)

US president Donald Trump  and French president Emmanuel Macron shake hands during a meeting at Caen, Normandy, northwestern France. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi Germany, French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, the(...)

Scaffolding  inside St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, early in 2011, about  a year after the building was badly damaged by fire. Restoration has since been completed. File photograph: John McElroy

It will take years for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to be fully restored, according to an architect who worked on the restoration of St Mel’s Cathedr(...)

Supporters gather to pay tribute to Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala, in Nantes. Photograph: David Vincent/AP Photo

Rescuers said there was almost no chance of Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala being found alive after a recording emerged of a fearful voice (...)

Burning motorcycles in Paris: “Once again, extreme violence has come to attack the republic – its security forces, its representatives, its symbols,” President Emmanuel  Macron said on Twitter. Photograph: Abdul Abeissa/AFP/Getty

The latest round of anti-government protests across France at the weekend degenerated in Paris into violent clashes between protesters and the securit(...)

A file image of Jack O’Mahony, an Irish man who fought in the British army during the second World War who has now turned 100. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

An Irishman who survived the Blitz and Normandy landings during the second World War to play his part in the liberation of France, celebrated his 100t(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal in  the Club World Cup final against  Gremio in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

In terms of goalscoring exploits, Fernando Peyroteo’s achievement in 1938 used to be the benchmark. The grandnephew of António César de Vasconcelos Co(...)

The modern face of the SUV, carrying the same moniker as the vehicle that did battle on the beaches

I nudge the bluff nose of the Jeep up a metal ramp, and we leave the safety of terra firma and enter the nautical world that will be our home for the (...)

Real efforts were made by the sisters of Our Lady of Charity to “do something” for the girls and younger women.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Recent research in Dublin, Caen, Angers and Rome, has put into the public domain new information on the Magdalene laundries of St Mary’s High Park and(...)

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