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Scores of motorcyclists from across Ireland were among the mourners at the funeral of William Dunlop at Garryduff Presbyterian Church outside Ballymoney in Co Antrim. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Rev John Kirkpatrick loves motorcycles. For 25 years he has been chaplain to the Motorcycle Union of Ireland, often riding motorcycles around raci(...)

The cortege arrives at Garryduff Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, for the funeral of motorcycle racer William Dunlop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Several hundred mourners including motorcycle enthusiasts from all over Ireland gathered in Ballymoney in north Antrim on Wednesday afternoon for the (...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau: “We are absolutely committed to the protection of our allies and global peace and security.” Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

Canada has restated its commitment to defending allies in eastern Europe and criticised the Kremlin’s aggression, ahead of a potentially tricky Nato s(...)

 Donald  Trump  delivers remarks to members of the news media beside First Lady Melania Trump (L) before departing for  Europe. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/PA

European Council president Donald Tusk told US president Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) allies ov(...)

William Dunlop was  practising for the Skerries 100 road race when he crashed on Saturday.

The Skerries 100 motorcycle road race has taken place in tribute to racer William Dunlop, who died during a practice run for the Dublin event on Satur(...)

“Those of Irish descent have a distinctively homogenous make-up, which makes it comparatively easy to map our susceptibility to disease, as well as our reaction to medication.”

Sixteen European Union countries have signed up to a European genome project to collaborate on DNA research and, regrettably, Ireland is not yet one o(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel greets French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday during German-French government consultations near Gransee in Germany. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

The Republic has joined 11 other euro-zone countries in signing a joint email urging a wide-ranging discussion among European Union leaders next week (...)

The report says Ireland has an “impressive potential” of integrating high levels of renewables, especially wind power. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ireland is the second-worst performing EU member state in tackling climate change, both in terms of national action and support for greater ambition, (...)

Michelle and Mark at the Sibelius sculpture in Helsinki.

Our ship, aptly named Silhouette, casts a tall, faint shadow on the dockside as we pull away from Stockholm. It is White Night season, as darkness bar(...)

Cern’s Large Hadron Collider:  “If Ireland is serious about being part of the international science community, then we ought to be part of Cern. We are increasingly isolated by not being a member,” says Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Actions speak louder than words. Despite all the parroting about the knowledge economy, Ireland remains outside the premier particle physics lab in th(...)

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