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Ard-Eaglais Naomh Cainneach
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Nach maith mar a chuir muintir Chill Chainnigh agus An Bhoird Phleanála cosc leis an tsionagóig mhór agus leis an láthair fhairsing Ghiúdach a bhí cea(...)

How remiss of me. And I thank esteemed colleague Frank McNally (I bow three times facing Monaghan!) for reminding me in an Irishman’s Diary last month(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin lays flowers near the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St Petersburg, Russia, on Monday. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

A deadly explosion on the St Petersburg metro was detonated by a suicide bomber whose body parts were found onboard the stricken train, Russian invest(...)

 Poker player Emmet Mullen (left) and painter Chris Fisher, two disenchanted Omagh non-voters. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

If opinion pollsters want to test the mood of the electorate in Northern Ireland, they could do worse than chat with Barbara, Sandra and Doreen on the(...)

People gather for a minute of silence on Tuesday in front of the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, days after a gunman killed 39 people during New Year celebrations at the venue. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

Conflicting reports emerged on Tuesday night surrounding the identity and recent movements of a man suspected of killing 39 people at an Istanbul nigh(...)

Horse wrestling: a traditional nomad existence gave the Kyrgyz the horseback prowess associated with the most famous central Asian, Ghengis Khan. Today the national sport of Kyrgyzstan is wrestling  and a gory form of polo involving a sheep’s headless carcass. Photograph: Jonathan Korowicz

The market in Bishkek is a mayhem of spices, meat and dowdy attire. You want a lock, glue or fresh pistachios? Some “atum” ground chilli or perhaps a (...)

Words We Use: Cess

Cess is an interesting little word, used in Scotland, Ireland, and many counties in England from the border to Sussex and Somerset. It means a rate, t(...)

Canny Boy

James McAvoy holds out his left hand and apologises. “I’m really sorry. The other one is a bit busted.” He twists himself around for a lopsided(...)