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 Melbourne Rose Meghan Griffin (left) and Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan (right) congratulate Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan after she got her Leaving Cert results last week. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

The youngest contestant in this year’s Rose of Tralee final will be the first on stage this year. Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan (18) is one of 32 who mad(...)

French policemen  in the Normandy village of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray after a priest was killed in the latest of a string of attacks against Western targets claimed by or blamed on the Islamic State jihadist group. Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

Another day, another attack. Europe is reeling from a spate of deadly summer assaults – by gun, axe, knife, machete and truck – leaving citizens anxi(...)

Michael Collins arrives at his final destination, Ireland Park in Toronto.

The Irish Diaspora Run saw Michael Collins run almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken by th(...)

Donald Trump: Pacific trade deal being “pushed by special interests who want to rape our country”. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s appearance in front of a wall of rubbish at a waste recycling plant in a near-derelict former steel town in Pennsylvania was too irresi(...)

US president Barack Obama welcomes Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the Oval Office. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

More than €100,000 was spent on St Patrick’s Day parties in March at nine Irish Embassies abroad. Figures released to The Irish Times show €96,649 wa(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau: his support for doctor-aided deaths is informed by the final days of his father, former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

The government of prime minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday that will legalise physician-assisted death for Canadians with seri(...)

Soline Humbert: ‘When Jesus washed his disciples’ feet he took on not just a servant’s role but a female servant’s role’

On Holy Thursday in Catholic churches throughout the world the ritual of the washing of the feet will be enacted, in memory of Jesus’s example of lovi(...)

Sinéad Ní Mheallaigh (far left) with students from her Irish class in Newfoundland. ‘When I first arrived I almost felt guilty because of the high pedestal on which Newfoundlanders place Ireland.’

Tears prick my eyes as I watch the opening scenes of TG4’s ‘1916 :Seachtar na Cásca’ with my students in Canada. I realise that these brave men who o(...)

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