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The corncrake, known for its rasping call, was once widespread across the countryside, but the population was decimated by mechanised farming. Photograph: iStock

The global assessment of nature confirms that accelerating loss of plants and animals is affecting every part of the planet – Ireland included. Human(...)

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind on Sky Atlantic this Sunday. Photograph: Jay Paul/The New York Times

Big Star’s Little Star Saturday, ITV, 7pm If you’ve ever been embarrassed by your kids choosing a particularly inopportune moment to loudly blurt out (...)

When I googled “how to pack your bag” last week I got 449 million results, more than “how to end poverty” and “how to cure cancer” combined

The other day I caught up with a well-travelled American friend who had outdone himself this year by managing to see penguins in Antarctica, gorillas (...)

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Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

Shares in Ryanair fell 8.5 per cent  to trade at €15 in Dublin

Global equities painted a mixed picture on Friday, with Ireland’s benchmark index underperforming its European counterparts. The Irish stock exchange (...)

The Galápagos Islands is one of the most renowned wildlife-watching destinations in the world. Photograph: Getty

Playing an underwater game of Simon Says with a sea lion is one of those improbable encounters you come to expect when you visit the Galápagos. She ap(...)

With its legendary “après-ski” activities, skiing is another good bet for singles looking for fun

It might be too late for this year but if you’re looking to boost your chances of being coupled up by the time Valentine’s Day 2018 rolls around, a ho(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
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Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during interviews with the press during a visit of US Senator Charles McGovern, in Havana in May 1975. File photograph: Prensa Latina/Reuters

From the famous exploding cigars to poison pills hidden in a cold-cream jar, the CIA and Cuban exile groups spent nearly 50 years devising ways to ki(...)

Vienna’s Waves Music Festival takes place this September 9th to October 1st

NEWS Making waves: Vienna’s Waves Music Festival takes place this September 9th to October 1st, with DJs to singer-songwriters lighting up the Austr(...)

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