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Stuart Lancaster says the pickle in which the Irish rugby team now finds itself may be traced back to the Red Rose rout of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Blame England. Former English coach Stuart Lancaster might have caught the mood of the weekend better than many of his Leinster players. The pickle in(...)

Children at the al-Hawl  camp, which is saturated by civilians fleeing Baghouz, the last pocket in Syria held by Islamic State. Photograph: Laurence Geai/Le Monde

Unlike many western European countries, the State has taken a relatively benign approach to the question of what to do with jihadists returning from S(...)

Patrice and Lydie Maninchedda have learned that French special forces had rescued their grandsons from al-Hawl refugee camp in Syria. Photograph: Lydia Maninchedda

Lydie and Patrice Maninchedda appealed to president Emmanuel Macron in February, begging him to have the “humanity” to bring their three small grandso(...)

David Walsh, founder and chief executive of Netwatch: merged the group he founded with two US businesses and one UK firm.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From significant mergers to multimillion-euro asset sales and important deals, the first three winners of this year’s Irish Times Business Person of t(...)

Ireland is teaming up with Belgium and France to co-fund the research aimed at improving potato sales. Photograph: iStock

Young people are being targeted in a €1 million bid to safeguard the future of the humble potato after a campaign focusing on women appears to have ar(...)

A yellow vest protester hits a riot police officer with his leg on the Champs Élysées during the 18th consecutive national Saturday protest in Paris. Photograph:  Yoan Valat/EPA

The authority and competence of President Emmanuel Macron and his interior minister Christophe Castaner have been called into question after hooligans(...)

A yellow vest protester throws a European Union flag onto   a burning  barricade  at a shop on the Champs Elysees  in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images

Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris’s landmark shopping street in a new flare-up of violence as France’s yellow vest protests aga(...)

Today’s the day. And hello to our Welsh cousins heading to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff where their country could win the Six Nations Grand Sla(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, the biggest transporter of horses to Cheltenham this year, says he is ’not at all’ worried about the UK’s exit from the EU and the potential impact it might have on the movement of animals. File photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

The racing industry had to deal with issues around travel before the EU and will be able to cope after Brexit, said Willie Mullins, the Irish trainer (...)

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