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Brink Prodcutions of The Aspirations of Daise Morrow is  at Black Box Theatre, from July 23rd to 28th

Flight O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway. Jul 19-29 various times €20-€25 giaf.ie In Flight, which debuted last year at the Edinburgh International Festi(...)

US president Donald Trump: reportedly told fellow G7 leaders last month Crimea was part of Russia “because everyone there speaks Russian”. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned of “serious risks of an escalation” in fighting in eastern Ukraine, as Kiev sought clarification over what(...)

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, pictured here, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, with its endless beaches, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in M(...)

 Ireland recorded 392 suicides last year. Photograph: iStock

Suicide is a major problem in the modern world. Little progress was made for many years developing programmes to reduce suicide rates but encouraging (...)

Piet Hein: “The Universe may / Be as great as they say / But it wouldn’t be missed / If it didn’t exist”

This article is about nothing: nothing at all, as encapsulated in the number zero and the empty set. It took humanity millennia to move beyond the cou(...)

US president Donald Trump  and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit in Helsinki on Monday. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

US presidents are often deep into a second term before thoughts turn to legacy. Such is Donald Trump’s elongation of time – a decade’s drama in 18 mon(...)

Ryanair’s chief operations officer Peter Bellew (left) and chief people officer Eddie Wilson, who has asked pilots to postpone an “unnecessary” strike scheduled for Friday. File photograph: Collins

A second strike by Irish Ryanair pilots appears set to go ahead on Friday, resulting in the cancellation of up to 24 flights between Ireland and the U(...)

Inside Ryanair flight FR7213 after the oxygen masks dropped. Photograph: Conor Brennan

Humans cannot survive long at the heights reached during flights, because the air is so thin, and so aircraft cabins are artificially maintained (...)

US defence secretary James Mattis briefs reporters on the plane from Zagreb to Olso on July 13th. Photograph: Afp/pool

US defence secretary James Mattis has hailed his country’s “unbreakable” ties with Europe at talks with Balkan security chiefs, as Russia grumbled abo(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras shakes hands with Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg during the Nato summit in Brussels. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

Greece is expelling two Russian diplomats for allegedly trying to undermine its historic recent agreement with Macedonia, which allowed Nato on Wednes(...)

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