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Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

Matthew Hedges and his wife, Daniela Tejada, reunited in northern England on Tuesday. The PhD student was  granted a presidential pardon and flown back to Britain earlier in the day. Photograph: Daniela Tejada/EPA

A British academic sentenced to life imprisonment by the United Arab Emirates for spying and then pardoned by the nation’s president days later thanke(...)

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train. The 51-year-old was arrested at Durham s(...)

Traditional clapping and whooping can pose an issue for students with autism and other conditions. Photograph: Getty

Students at Manchester University, one of the biggest universities in the United Kingdom, have voted to ban clapping, whooping and cheering at student(...)

Republic of Ireland soccer player Darron Gibson leaves South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Soccer player Darron Gibson has been spared jail in the UK despite admitting a second serious drink-driving offence, after a judge said the player had(...)

Damian Loftus: “I wanted to prove I had Irish ancestry. When the test came back as 58 per cent Irish, I could say it for sure.”. Loftus went on to discover his great-grandfather was born in Sligo in 1865

Max Sparber grew up in Minnesota with two concrete pieces of information. He knew that he was adopted, and that he was Irish-American. He never questi(...)

England’s Eoin Morgan  bats during the One Day Tour match against Cricket Australia XI  in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Evans/Getty Images

England began to put their Ashes woes behind them as their one-day side beat a Cricket Australia XI in comprehensive fashion to kick off the limited-o(...)

Earlier this year Yousafzai revealed she had received an offer from Oxford, which was conditional on grades. File photograph: Samad Jewel/Getty Images

Five years ago, the Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head for advocating the right of girls to be educated. Now she has won a place at Lady Margar(...)

A woman prepares to give out roses on London Bridge with messages of “love and solidarity”. Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA

Londoners and tourists have been handed flowers as a symbol of love at the site of the latest terrorist attack in the UK. A group of British Muslims (...)

The Duchess of Cornwall indulged her fascination with bees during a visit to Airfield Estate in south Dublin. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Duchess of Cornwall is fascinated by bees, apparently. The wife of Prince Charles observed some of the regal insects at close quarters during a v(...)

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