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 England’s Maro Itoje  is tackled by Nepo Laulala of New Zealand during their World Cup  semi-final  at International Stadium, Yokohama. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Last Monday, Maro Itoje turned 25. That’s almost worth repeating several times for he has already won more than the vast majority of players, even leg(...)

 Princess Diana shaking hands with a leprosy patient at Sitanala Leprosy Hospital in  Indonesia. Photograph:  Tim Graham/Getty Images

Few diseases in human history have provoked greater public fear than leprosy. In addition to losing limbs, sight, or even life, patients were shunned(...)

A child receives a polio vaccination drop in Nkozi town, about 84 km from Uganda’s  capital city Kampala on October 19th, 2019. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP

In another milestone on the long, expensive and sometimes discouraging road to wiping out polio, global health officials have announced that two of th(...)

Alex Feeney and Sahas Sawant of Leinster CC. Last year 27,000 children in Ireland were introduced to the sport through its Cricket Ireland’s cricket schools programme.

Before I signed my kids up for cricket it seemed bewildering to me and I had it down as a game for panama-hat-wearing posh guys who could stand around(...)

Margaret Attwood and Bernardine Evaristo, joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize. Photographs: Getty Images

The literary world was taken by surprise tonight when the Booker Prize for 2019 was awarded to two books focusing on the experiences of women in socie(...)

People walk through Balogun market in streets around Lagos Island. Lagos is the world’s 10th largest city with between 17 and 22 million people, although no-one seems to be counting. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty

Tech workers in Nigeria have launched a campaign calling on the police to stop arresting and “extorting” them, saying carrying a laptop is enough to h(...)

Some of the hundreds of people in the Rigasa area of Kaduna in northern Nigeria after being rescued by police. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of boys and men have been rescued from a building in northern Nigeria where they had been beaten, starved, sexually assaulted and chained, po(...)

The Dylan Hotel in Dublin. “New hotels facilitate the expansion of the tourism industry, one of the purest export industries we have.”

Hotels are in the dog house in Dublin. The city’s councillors have decided to limit their development in a populist vote called on the back of the cl(...)

As far back as 2012, Ireland had targeted Ghana, along with Botswana, as countries of strategic importance in relation to the establishment of double taxation agreements

Irish officials overrode concerns from the Department of Foreign Affairs in striking a trade deal with Ghana that pushes down the levels of tax that t(...)

The judge granted Nigeria’s request for a stay on any asset seizures while its legal challenge is pending. Photograph: iStock

An Irish-backed company says the Nigerian government will have to “put its money where its mouth is if it wants to avoid immediate seizure of assets”.(...)

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