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Work continues at the site of the new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Where can a sick hospital go? The first ailment the new National Children’s Hospital has to deal with is a very unusual one. It is altitude sicknes(...)

What’s the big deal about it anyway? That’s the impression Leo gives every time questions about the national children’s hospital come up. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Won’t be long now before Bob comes to the rescue, freeing Leo from the daily drudge of the same questions about the national children’s hospital from (...)

Departure gates in Dublin Airport, which has just had its best January in its 79-year history.

Dublin Airport enjoyed its best January performance on record with just under 2.1 million passengers travelling through the facility. Compared to the(...)

Bologna, Italy

You made it through January, it must be time to reward yourself by planning a weekend away in the spring. There is nothing wrong with the classics – s(...)

A sign is seen during an anti-Brexit demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in London. File photograph: Hannah McKay

As the countdown clock continues to tick down to the UK’s departure from the European Union with no agreement in place, the chances of Brexit being de(...)

The bales of cocaine found in the cargo hold of the ship. Photograph: Cape Verde Judicial Police

The former garda who leads Europe’s “first line of defence” against drug smuggling has described last week’s seizure of cocaine worth €800 million in (...)

Senhora da Rocha, near Armação de Pêra in the Algarve, Portugal. Photograph: iStock

Jane Shortall was born in Ireland then lived in south west France for years, where she wrote about her life for various Irish, English and US publicat(...)

The Kleinmann family in April 1938, taken in Vienna: Herta, Gustav, Kurt, Fritz, Tini and Edith. Photograph: Peter Patten

Holocaust memoirs are many. Kurt Kleinmann makes it his business to lay his hands on every last one of them: “I have a need to not forget,” he states (...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

Residents of the impoverished Bairro da Jamaica stage a protest in front of City Hall. Photograph:  Corbis via Getty Images

From time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica, craning their necks for a peek at the neighbourhood that’s been in th(...)

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