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Artist’s impression of the planned regeneration of  Heartbreak Pier in Cobh. A new phase of investment will see the creation of a contemporary walkway structure to provide a viewing point for visitors.

A historic pier at which an estimated 1 million Irish emigrants bade farewell to loved ones as they left for America and Canada is about to be saved i(...)

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian man held by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years, has been arrested in Ottawa and is facing more than a dozen charges. File photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters.

A Canadian man held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years has been arrested in Ottawa and is facing more than a dozen charges incl(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and members of her front bench react as Labour  leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. Photograph:  PA Wire

Lodged between last year’s general election and next year’s scheduled exit from the EU, 2018 might serve as a breather for British politics. Unless Th(...)

Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province. Photograph: Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP

Bone-chilling cold has gripped the middle of the US, putting paid to some new year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exp(...)

Gillian Ackland enjoying the snow in Calgary

As winter makes its presence felt in Ireland, we decided to ask our readers living in cooler climates what proper cold feels like. Dress appropriately(...)

Stirring the pot: Carol Banahan testing her organic vegetable stock. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Carol Banahan, a former equity trader, has no regrets about swapping the stock market for the stockpot. The Dubliner is used to a high-octane working(...)

Photograph: Eiji Ohashi/Bloomberg

Oil’s revival from the biggest crash in a generation persisted, with prices set for a second annual gain after weathering everything from hurricanes a(...)

A video capture shows a gunman entering the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve 2016, before killing 39 people and wounding 65. Photograph: EPA

Turkish police have detained 120 people with suspected links to Islamic State in the countdown to New Year’s Eve, state media said on Thursday, as par(...)

Donald Trump: Despite the outrage of millions of Americans, the reality-TV star did indeed arrive in Washington on January 20th and take up residence in the White House.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

On a cold January day in early 2017 the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, ascended the steps of the United States Capitol, in Washing(...)

A remarkable feature of the phase one Brexit discussions was the manner in which the EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, skilfully ensured that the 27 remaining states maintained a cohesion and unity of purpose. Photograph: Getty Images

When EU leaders at their December summit finally opened the second chapter of the great Brexit negotiations saga, two great imponderables hung over th(...)

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