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Shannon have been deducted a point following an appeal hearing of the IRFU club affairs committee on Tuesday night to further investigate a breach of (...)

One Shore Street.

When on holidays we all dream of escaping the rat race and making that holiday location home. But most of us chicken out of actually making the quantu(...)

An elderly woman washes her belongings in the mud, in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, earlier this week. An area of 394sq km had been flooded in the wake of a powerful cyclone. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Today’s news production cycle is measured not in days, hours or minutes, but in seconds. The lag between an event and its coverage has almost disappea(...)

Theresa May’s limitations have been cruelly exposed at almost every turn of the Brexit process. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

‘The history of the world is but the biography of great men,” wrote Thomas Carlyle. But the discrediting of the Great Man theory of history – the redu(...)

Muslim students (from left) Aisha Siwar, Rosie Al Johmani and Ryma Halfaoui, are organising a march in solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch shootings which will take place in Dublin on Saturday, March 23rd. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A group of young Irish Muslims has organised a Calling All Allies demonstration for Dublin on Saturday to express solidarity with victims of the terro(...)

People gather at the Ponsonby Masjid Mosque during an open service to all religions on March 22nd, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images

People across New Zealand observed the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were killed a(...)

Donegal Airport’s runway, voted most scenic in the world. Photograph: Owen Clarke

Donegal Airport has been named the most scenic in the world for the second year in a row. The airstrip at Carrickfinn finished ahead of Barra Airport(...)

Tayto Snacks Managing director Jeff Swan at the company’s facility  near Ashbourne in Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Before taking over the Tayto reins half way through 2018, Jeff Swan went on the company’s factory tour anonymously to follow families around and liste(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison:  In 2012 he  warned that asylum seekers might cause a typhoid outbreak. Photograph:  James Gourley/Getty Images

In 2013, after two terms in power, Australia’s Labor government was riven by internecine disputes, had twice torn down prime ministers in internal cou(...)

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister says country will ban military style semi-automatics and assault rifles and will establish a nationwide buyback Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s wor(...)

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