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 George Mitchell at  an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast  Agreement at Queen’s University, Belfast, on April 10th, 2018. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Donald Trump was out of town this week, escaping to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to sit out the political controversies that continue to engulf his presidenc(...)

Immunotherapies have been a major focus of cancer research in recent years

Dublin drug development company Inflection Biosciences has signed a research deal with Trinity College. The start-up is working on a new approach to b(...)

Kelsey Miller on her wedding day. There is increasing exasperation as bigger brides fight for respect in a wedding industry they say is focused on small sizes. Photograph: Katie Osgood via The New York Times

Katie Liepold and her fiancé did not appreciate what they saw, and didn’t see, in their engagement photos. So, 33-year-old Liepold confronted her pho(...)

Nocturnal “night owls” are more at risk of dying than “larks” who turn in early and leap out of bed when the sun rises, according to new research. Ni(...)

Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, visited the Circle of Life Garden in Salthill on Tuesday after he was conferred with an honorary degree at NUI Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

US mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has said that cities have to “step forward” and “fill the political void” left by national governments and internatio(...)

Shekinah ‘Glory’ Adewumi (left) and Precious ‘Whodis’ Okpaje of the band Super Silly

Shekinah ‘Glory’ Adewumi and Precious ‘Whodis’ Okpaje What do you think is a misconception people have about you? Precious: That I’m unapproachable.(...)

Ronan Kelly interviews Galway farmer Pat Noone on his farm in Woodlawn, Co Galway.

Why is a distinguished and award-winning RTÉ Radio producer making YouTube videos in his spare time? Ronan Kelly’s Ireland is a series of short, idios(...)

Michelle Rossi and her fourteen-year-old daughter Olivia  attended the march. Olivia, an eighth-grader from Maryland, has had her own experience with gun crime.  Photograph: Suzanne Lynch/The Irish Times

They came in their thousands. Shortly before noon on Saturday, students, parents and ordinary citizens from across the United States descended on Wash(...)

Snow falls around an Egyptian goose in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, during a weather front that has been dubbed the mini beast from the east on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 70 flights into and out of London’s Heathrow, including 10 flights to and from Dublin and Cork, have been cancelled due to expected snow and(...)

The Purdue “All American” Marching Band from Indiana during their first visit to Ireland. The band, featuring 346 performers and world’s biggest drum, returns this year to march in the St Patrick’s Day parade for the second time. Photograph: Adrian Sadlier

In 1992, the Marching Illini band from the University of Illinois became the very first American college band to cross the Atlantic to participate in (...)

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