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DUP MP Ian Paisley apologises to the House of Commons in London for failing to register two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan government. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ian Paisley, who boasts that Donald Trump is a friend, has had a career littered with controversy. In 2008 he resigned as a junior minister in the Sto(...)

The Bibi Maryam mausoleum in the ancient city of Qalhat, Oman. Qalhat  has been added to the Unesco world heritage list. Photograph: Unesco/QDP/EPA

Three new sites have been awarded world heritage status by Unesco, including a remote Kenyan settlement and an ancient city in Oman. The 42nd sessio(...)

Mohammad bin Salman,  Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin at the World Cup opening ceremony. Photograph: Alexei  Druzhinin/EPA

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman appeared in public on Thursday for the first time since mid-April at the opening of the World Cup in M(...)

Tim ‘Avicii’ Bergling, who was found dead in April in Muscat, Oman. Photograph:  Instagram/Avicii

The funeral of Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music, took place in a private ceremony in Stockholm(...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

Swedish  DJ  and record producer Avicii   pictured on Table Mountain, South Africa in a photograph posted on Instagram in January.

Early in 2012 posters appeared around Dublin advertising an upcoming concert at the O2 Arena. The artist being touted was far from a household name. (...)

Avicii accepts the favorite electronic dance music artist award at the 41st American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California in  2013. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer Avicii has been found dead in Muscat, Oman. He was 28. No cause of death has been given. His represe(...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

The long haul  was made by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner called Emily,  decorated with indigenous livery based on the artwork ‘Yam Dreaming’ by Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Photograph: Brent Winstone/EPA

Qantas Airways made a giant leap forward in long-haul travel with an inaugural non-stop flight between Australia and Britain in less than 24(...)

Co Clare native Aislinn Dillon on the Muttrah Geotrek in Muscat

Aislinn Dillon is a teacher from Crusheen, Co Clare, who has been living in Muscat since 2016. “I previously lived in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, so I(...)

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