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Ireland’s Daniel Martin: he may want to  prove a point after a Tour de France that didn’t live up to his expectations.   Photograph: Getty Images

Following their solid performances in the Tour de France, Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) and Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) will both line out in the Cla(...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: Keeps the part in his hair, like his politics, on the far right. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

Tension has risen between Paris and Brasilia after Brazil’s populist nationalist president Jair Bolsonaro snubbed French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le(...)

At the MacGill summer school, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said moderate unionists would look at rising British nationalism and consider a united Ireland. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

It is just three weeks since calm voices pointed to a Plan B Brexit. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said in the event of no deal, Ireland was considering agr(...)

Ryanair stock traded up as the news broke around midday on Wednesday. Photograph: François Lenoir/File Photo/Reuters

Positive news from several companies and optimism about US-China trade talks boosted shares on Wednesday. DUBLIN Glanbia’s shares tumbled after the (...)

A mural  depicting Steve Maia Caniço, who went missing after a police raid on a music festival  in Nantes last month, and whose body was found in the Loire river on Monday. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

For 38 days, from Steve Caniço’s disappearance in the early hours of June 22nd until his body was identified on Tuesday afternoon, the young man’s fri(...)

The fish market in Ribera, Spain. Spain’s  economy grew by 0.5%  in the second quarter,  down from 0.7%  in the first three months of the year.  Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s economy grew by just 0.2 per cent between the first and second quarter, confirming that the region’s recovery slowed over the spring o(...)

Persida Caldaras, a Roma woman who came to Ireland in 2002. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Persida Caldaras was heavily pregnant when she started selling the Big Issue on the streets of Dublin. She also sold flowers in nightclubs on Harcourt(...)

The fire that nearly destroyed Notre Dame cathedral on April 15th melted 400 tonnes of lead in the steeple and roof. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Reconstruction work on Notre Dame cathedral has been suspended and two schools have been shut down after high concentrations of lead were discovered i(...)

Armed Naval and Gardaí personel with the €500,000 worth of cocaine which was seized from a yacht off the west coast of Ireland in 2008. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A man found floating in the ocean next to 65 bales of cocaine has had his 30-year prison sentence for one of the State’s largest ever drugs haul cut t(...)

Yoga is being embraced by millennials as well as gen X, Y and beyond with a passion at the moment. Photograph: iStock

No less than five millennia since its inception as a spiritual practice of the Hindu religion, yoga is certainly having a moment. While it hasn’t been(...)

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