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Last week, a court in Rio de Janeiro set a date in November for the start of Pat Hickey’s trial on the charges related to the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pat Hickey has resigned from his position on the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with “immediate effect”. Mr Hickey had (...)

Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)

Former OCI president Pat Hickey. on Tuesday the Oireachtas committee on sport agreed that a formal inquiry should be launched into Mr Hickey’s deal with ticket reseller THG. Photograph: Humberto Ohana/AFP/Getty Images

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) will today begin a process aimed at the removal of former OCI president Pat Hickey from his positions with the In(...)

An anti-government activist protests against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

The constitutional stand-off in Venezuela has intensified. The country is now home to two rival legislatures vying with each other for power from the (...)

A trip  to get your teeth into? Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, in Transylvania. Photograph: Getty

NEWS Picture Romania: For a holiday with a creative twist, look to the new tour from Dublin Photography School and TDactive Holidays. The Transylvan(...)

 Philippine resident Rodrigo Duterte speaking during a meeting with the Filipino community in Myanmar on Sunday. Photograph: Rene Lumaway EPA

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched an expletive-laced attack on the European Union for demanding that he stop efforts in the country’s (...)

Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway: a champion of ‘alternative facts’. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

What does it mean to say we are in a “post-truth world”? A bunch of liars are in charge. Yes that but also a decline in the appreciation of reason. A(...)

Clockwise: Helen Dixon, Ruth Negga, Maeve Higgins, Marian Keyes, Sharon Horgan

Business & entrepreneurship Ciara Donlon Entrepreneur and CEO, Theya Healthcare It has been a rollercoaster three years for Ciara Donlon(...)

Michael D Higgins: “Ireland is privileged to have been allowed to share, and make its contribution, in Colombia’s journey from conflict to peace.” Photograph: AP

President Michael D. Higgins today met with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, where the two discussed Ireland’s support for the ongoing peace pr(...)

President Michael D. Higgins  waves after being decorated with the Order of the Sun by Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

President Michael D Higgins ended his visit to Peru praising its ancient culture and expressing his gratitude for the honour bestowed on him by the Pe(...)

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