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Ronan Michael is the only Irish professional player in Super League in the last decade.

Rewind a few years. No one tells it like he does. It was two months out from his Leaving Cert. Ronan Michael was rugby mad. Loved playing. Loved the g(...)

The EU’s medicines regulator said this week that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Photograph: Barbara Gindl /APA/AFP via Getty Images

Spain and Italy have moved to limit the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged above 60, in shifts that will complicate the countries’ e(...)

 US president Joe Biden speaks about a March jobs report, in the White House in Washington, DC, last week. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

It was once a number so exotic as to have no agreed definition. It is now the threshold below which Joe Biden hardly bothers to trifle. Among the weir(...)

An Australian government source told Reuters that the European Union ‘blocked 3.1 million shots so far’. Photograph: Toms Kalnins/EPA

The European Commission has denied a report that the European Union blocked the export of 3.1 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to Austr(...)

Protesters gather during the Women’s March 4 Justice in Brisbane, Australia on Monday. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

Tens of thousands of women gathered outside Australia’s parliament and across the country on Monday, calling for gender equality and justice for victi(...)

 Kathleen Folbigg leaving court in 2004. Photograph:  Fairfax Media via Getty Images via Getty Images

The tabloids in Australia called Kathleen Folbigg a murderer of innocent babies – the nation’s “worst female serial killer”. In 2003, a court sentence(...)

Dr Brian Moore co-founder and CEO of Orreco, at Knocknarea Arena, Sligo. ‘We want to be the go-to place if you are looking for suggestions around your training or health, no matter at what level you are.’ Photograph: The Irish Times/James Connolly

Orreco might have some way to go before it becomes as recognisable a brand as Fitbit or Peloton, but that is where its ambitions lie. And having land(...)

A file photo shows a giant digital sign at Facebook’s corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Facebook said on Tuesday it will lift a contentious ban on Australian news pages in the coming days. Photograph: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook has agreed to restore Australian news on its platform “in the coming days” following an agreement with the government on amendments to a prop(...)

Facebook’s news blackout in Australia may backfire on the social media company. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

In the unfolding story of Facebook vs Australia, there is a narrative that casts Australia as the plucky frontrunner in a global fight against Big Tec(...)

Scott Morrisson: ‘I want to make sure any young woman working in this place is as safe as possible.’ File photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison apologised on Tuesday to a former government adviser who alleged that she was raped in parliament two years (...)

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