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Anne Ryan (nee Nugent) at her party last October with her nieces Mary and Jacinta. Photograph: Paddy Lyons

Everybody was surprised when my aunt Anne announced she was leaving for Australia to become a nun. For one thing, it was 1949 and going that far aroun(...)

Argentina’s Martin Landajo during training at  UCD, Dublin, ahead of their match against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Nobody told Argentina it was monsoon season at the Belfield Bowl. A dog of an afternoon. Rain strafing the roof of the sheds and drowning voices as th(...)

A runner wears compression socks. File photograph: Getty Images

In 2016 Samsung reported on why socks go missing. Its survey of 2,000 British adults found that a person loses an average of 1.3 socks per month in th(...)

‘In fairness to Kofi Annan, he expressed a sense of institutional responsibility for what happened in Rwanda.’ Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Given the secretive, supremely political process by which a UN secretary general is chosen – the successful candidate is invariably the person who lea(...)

Local paddling in wooden canoe, Volta River, Ghana. Photograph: Getty images

We hear the vigorous drumming – tap-tap-tum – before we enter the courtyard, just as a woman streaks across the bare earth floor, her arms outstretche(...)

LEVEL’s service from Paris Orly to Montreal will use an Airbus A330-200.

Level’s first flight out of Paris IAG’s new low cost carrier LEVEL’s first flight from Paris Orly takes off to Montreal at 6.45pm on July 6th. The (...)

The golden beaches, clear blue skies and laidback lifestyle are hugely attractive for many who choose to move to Australia. One of the main draws for (...)

As his name would suggest, Bernard Foley has Irish roots: “My ancestry goes a long way back.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Australia is still a young country, culturally mixed and drawn from diverse backgrounds, and under Michael Cheika, the Wallabies’ players have been en(...)

Dave Conway with friends.

Rathcoole-born Dave Conway is known to his family and friends as “Dodger”, and with good reason. He has side-swerved death many times, although most p(...)

A number of Irish tourists who are accused of scamming and stealing from people on Australia’s east coast are being sought by police. Queensland poli(...)

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