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The Irish Greyhound Board will next week meet its British counterpart to develop a system to track where dogs end up, in the wake of an exposé alleging widespread animal cruelty in the industry.

The Irish Greyhound Board will next week meet its British counterpart to develop a system to track where dogs end up, in the wake of an exposé allegin(...)

Archbishop of Westminster  Vincent Nichols, Sr Berchmans, Pakistan’s high commissioner to the UK Muhammad Naseem Zaharia and Irish Ambassador Adrian O’Neill at a ceremony in Westminster Cathedral. Photograph: Sam Yarnold

Sr Berchmans, born Bernadette Conway in Feakle, Co Clare, was given the prestigious Benedict Medal at a ceremony in Britain’s Westminster Cathedral th(...)

Hafiz Saeed has been arrested in Pakistan. Photograph: KM Chaudary/AP

Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan poses with the World Cup trophy at Lord’s, London. Photograph: ICC/PA.

The grounds of Rush Cricket Club in county Dublin are little more than a pitch and small clubhouse. Last night that small clubhouse was rocked by che(...)

Places and people with no running water or healthcare now have internet connectivity, usually via mobile, making it possible to provide health, education and financial services to even the most remote locations. Photograph; IStock

Smartphones have become part of our lives in a way we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. For many in the developing world, owning – or at least shar(...)

Skerries’ Eoin Morgan and his teammate Joe Root celebrate their victory against Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph: Getty Images

England’s passage to the World Cup final was faintly ridiculous. Semi-finals are supposed to be gritty affairs with runs dourly chiselled out in a des(...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

Young socialists demonstrate at a meeting held by Conservative MP for Smethwick Peter Griffiths in Birmingham in 1965. Photograph: Jobson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

I wanted to write about where I now lived, England, but I had no pre-existing knowledge of the place, no map to guide me. Eventually I found the ans(...)

East Timorese students  in Indonesia participate in a rally in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta on March 24th, 2016. They sought “good faith” to end a long-running dispute over oil and gasfields in the Timor Sea. Photograph: Bay Ismoyo/Getty

At the end of next month Timor-Leste will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1999 referendum on independence. Marred by appalling massacres by Indo(...)

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned. Image: iStock.

The Irish greyhound industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it is to continue receiving Government funding(...)

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