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Edel Cannon: ‘At the moment I’m alive and feeling well.’ Photograph: Peter Barnes

When accountant and mother-of-three Edel Cannon discovered that she had the BRCA1 gene, she knew her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer was v(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander and Josh van der Flier tackle New Zealand’s Richie Mo’unga at the Aviva Stadium last November. Ireland must  deny the All Blacks possession and momentum. Photograph: billy Stickland/Inpho

Playing these men in black stays with you forever. I’ve been soaked and sodden in the trenches of a dark New Zealand winter. Those midweek Lions game(...)

From Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2014), a film based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only man ever deported from Ireland.

In 1943 the Minister of Pensions received a letter from a German prisoner of war camp franked with a swastika. The letter was from William Coman, a (...)

AbbVie faces a €572 million stamp duty bill on the purchase of Botox maker Allergan following budget changes made by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe

Green Reit’s founders Stephen Vernon and Pat Gunne are mightily relieved this weekend that they managed on Monday to spring over the last major hurdle(...)

Dave Lewis: departure is a surprise. Photograph: Reuters

Low-profile Cork accountant, Ken Murphy, has been thrust into the spotlight after he was named as next-in-line for one of the biggest jobs in European(...)

What apps can make your life easier? Photograph: iStock

Many will already be familiar with the apps and websites that got them through the Leaving Cert, with the likes of Studyclix and Duolingo among those (...)

Patrons sit at the bar of the Whiner Beer Company in Chicago. Some of the carbon dioxide from the fermenting process is used to stimulate the growth of plants and algae. Photograph: Joshua Lott/The New York Times
Feeding cities with less waste

A gigantic steel cylinder shines in the afternoon sun outside The Plant, a 93,500sq ft “living food laboratory” here. To the untrained eye, it looks l(...)

Austy Bob, surrounded by three generations of his family, was waked for two nights in the cottage he had shared with his wife for more than 60 years on Clare Island, Co Mayo. Photograph: Hoberman Collection/ Universal Images Group via Getty

I’m not sure if I should turn myself in or go to therapy because I’ve been having a recurring dream that I am about to murder Daddy. In the dream I a(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty has transformed our understanding of inequality via an extraordinary research programme.

Thomas Piketty has transformed our understanding of inequality via an extraordinary research programme that is, among many things, a monumental trawl (...)

Valerie Harper laughs during an interview in New York in January 1987. File photograph: AP Photo/Ron Frehm

Valerie Harper Born: August 22nd, 1939 Died: August 30th, 2019 “My name is Rhoda Morgenstern. I was born in the Bronx, New York, in December 1941. I’(...)

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