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David McCourt (left) lives in the Merrion Hotel where Peter McCann is manager

When did you last cry? David: When I got the bill from The Merrion. Peter: When he paid it. David: Coco Chanel lived at The Ritz for 37 years. Bob (...)

Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba’s president, greets people outside of the National Pantheon in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Cuba’s president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, flew into in Caracas on Wednesday for his first foreign visit as head of state, a show of solidarity for Venezuel(...)

Venezuelan president: Nicolás Maduro holds his country’s political constitution after his re-election was announced in Caracas. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty

Venezuela faces increasing international isolation after Nicolás Maduro was re-elected president on Sunday, in a ballot that was denounced as illegiti(...)

Police and military personnel work among the wreckage of the Boeing-737 plane that crashed shortly after taking off from the Jose Marti airport in Havana. Photograph: EPA

More than 100 people died when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 ye(...)

 Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate and evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci speaks to supporters, during his campaign closing rally in Valencia, Venezuela. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolás Maduro is set to be re-elected president of Venezuela on Sunday in a contest already denounced as illegitimate by most of the South American c(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is welcomed by Belgium’s foreign minister Didier Reynders  at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on May 15th, 2018. Photograph: Eric  Lalmand/AFP/Getty

The EU on Tuesday made clear to Iran that if it adheres to the nuclear deal repudiated by the US , the EU will do so too. The union’s high representa(...)

Landlady Nuala Fitzgibbon of Fitzgibbon’s Pub, Fermoy, Co Cork.  Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

On the East German side of the Berlin Wall, in Moscow’s Red Square and on the streets of Fidel’s Havana, avid traveller and landlady Nuala Fitzgibbon (...)

US president Donald Trump after an exchange with reporters prior to the start of a Cabinet meeting the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.  Also pictured (from left) are interior secretary Ryan Zinke; John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state;  and Patrick Shanahan, the deputy secretary of defence. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has warned of “severe consequences” if Iran restarts its nuclear activity, a day after he announced America’s withdrawal fro(...)

A demonstrator holds a sign showing Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega and former president Anastasio Somoza during a protest against police violence and Ortega’s  government in Managua on Monday. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

“Wanted, for destroying the country,” read a protester’s placard emblazoned with the faces of President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, th(...)

Speakers at the ASTI annual conference raised concerns about low fees paid to those marking Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Secondary teachers say the integrity of State exams are at risk unless there is a sharp increase in pay rates for marking students’ work. The confere(...)

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