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Fr Gerard Galvin, parish priest on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula,  will broadcast Christmas Day Mass via Youtube. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

Fr Gerard Galvin, who will hold a Christmas Day Mass in Durrus in west Cork that will be broadcast live on Youtube, believes that the Catholic Church (...)

“Pedestrians should be held to the same road safety standards as drivers, who after all are paying the price on their motor insurance premium for these kinds of accidents.” File photograph: Getty Images

Distracted walking in Dublin must be stamped out to stop people being hit by cars and bicycles or walking into rubbish bins, a Fianna Fáil TD has said(...)

 American mariners Jennifer Appel (C) and Tasha Fuiava (R) answering questions during a media call with their dogs Zeus (bottom-L) and Valentine (bottom-R) in the captains cabin of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland. Photograph: Jonathan Clay/US Navy/AFP

The two women spent months adrift at sea and ended up thousands of miles from their destination. Now, new questions suggest that their story may have (...)

USS Ashland sailors rescue Zeus the dog from a  yacht in the Pacific Ocean. Photograph: Mass communication specialist 3rd class Jonathan Clay/US navy via AP

Two US sailors and their two dogs have been rescued by the US navy after more than five months lost at sea in the Pacific Ocean. The planned voyage f(...)

People walk across an intersection in the city of Tamuning on the island of Guam on Thursday. Photograph: Robert Tenorio/AFP/Getty Images

The tiny US territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military, which has an enormous presence on the Pacifi(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters about North Korea’s missile launch. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

North Korea test-fired its second intercontinental missile (ICBM) within a month on Friday, a provocation that heightens pressure on the US and China(...)

The charred exterior of the Marco Polo Building after a fire broke out on the upper floors and  killed at least three people. Photograph: AFP

Three people were killed and at least five others suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital last night in a fire that consumed three floors of (...)

 A protester holds a sign reading ‘No Ban, No Wall’ at a protest against US president Donald Trump’s limited travel ban. Photograph: Reuters

President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries cannot stop grandparents and other relatives of United States (...)

A Royal Malaysian air force Sukhoi SU-30 fighter jet. Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets intercepted a US WC-135 plane, which was conducting a radiation survey in international airspace over the East China Sea, according to the US. Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets buzzed an American radiation-detecting aircraft in what the US air force described as an “unprofessional” manoeuvre ove(...)

US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan during a press conference on Thursday, in which he said he understood President Donald Trump’s frustration at last week’s failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump warned conservative Republicans that he may not support them in next year’s mid-term elections as tensions continued within (...)

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