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A jasmin flower pictured in Plascassier near Grasse, France. File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The ancient sport of hurling is in equal parts completely terrifying, hugely exciting and uniquely Irish. In 2014 after Sky started screening the spo(...)

A person holds flags as doctors of the ‘Mais Medicos’ (More Doctors) programme prepare to depart Brazil at the Brasilia International Airport. Photograph: Alves Joedson/EPA

The first of thousands of Cuban doctors left Brazil on Thursday after criticism by Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro prompted Cuba’s g(...)

Upscale veggie options can be found at Pollen Street Social.

It’s far from an open secret, but strolling along the Thames Path is surely the most underappreciated activity in London. With small interruptions, be(...)

Cuba’s  Miguel Diaz-Canel shakes hands with Russian president Vladimir Putin  in the Kremlin during his state visit. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

Russia has rolled out the welcome mat for the visiting Cuban leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, promising to bolster political and economic ties even as its t(...)

Jews get off train in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Photograph: Yad Vashem Archives/AFP/Getty

Irene Weiss remembers her 14th birthday vividly. She had entered the Auschwitz concentration camp a few months earlier. Now 87, Weiss is one of the m(...)

The US treasury said JP Morgan Chase Bank voluntarily disclosed the violations in question. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

JP Morgan Chase Bank has agreed to pay $5.3 million to settle allegations it violated Cuban assets control regulations, Iranian sanctions and weapons (...)

 Businessman Peter Casey at City Hall in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Kerry County Council have voted to nominate Peter Casey, the businessman and RTÉ Dragons’ Den star as a candidate for the presidential election. Afte(...)

Lucia Kickham and Philip Connaughton: ‘I’ve probably been very close to death several times but managed to wake up the next morning and carry on,’ Philip says

What book do you keep returning to? Philip The book I return to – and it’s the same as my dad – is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. My dad would always ha(...)

An urban farm in Havana

By not participating in the ravenous capitalism of the second half of the 20th century, Cuba avoided much of the environmental degradation seen elsewh(...)

Peter Casey (60) on the set of ‘Dragons’ Den’, RTÉ

According to the latest opinion poll and the received political wisdom, Michael D Higgins is as good as a certainty to be re-elected as president. T(...)

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