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 Dr Margaret Kennedy exposed abuses of intellectually disabled people at the Brothers of Charity-run residence in Kilcornan, Co Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Well known disabilities campaigner Dr Margaret Kennedy is among three Irish people to receive Lambeth Awards, announced in London by Archbishop of Can(...)

Beauden Barrett of the Blues signs autographs after a match against the Hurricanes at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty

In the illustrious history of The Irish Times, I am quite sure that no article on rugby has ever started with a quote from the brilliant Canadian-born(...)

Redemptoristine nuns at their Monastery of St Alphonsus in Drumcondra. The nuns are video-streaming mass from the monastery to counter the Covid-19 movement restrictions. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Redemptoristine Sisters are used to social distancing: members of the enclosed Catholic order remain inside their north Dublin monastery except fo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Cork Mart, Fermoy, Co Cork on Tuesday with Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged that Fine Gael will use national funding to make up any shortfall in support for Irish farmers as a result of propo(...)

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  greets supporters during an AK Party  local election campaign rally in Izmir. Photograph: Turkish Presidential Press Service/AFP/Getty Images

The New Zealand government has criticised Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after he repeatedly showed video footage of the Christchurch mosqu(...)

A view of the freight train after the crash on the Great Belt Bridge in Nyborg, Denmark. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/ AP

Danish police said on Thursday the death toll from a train crash on Wednesday has risen to eight from six people. Five women and three men were killed(...)

A view of the train accident site on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. Photograph: Tim K. Jensen/Ritzau Scanpix via Reuters

Six people were killed when a passenger train hit a freight trailer that had blown off a wagon coming the other way on a bridge linking Denmark’s two(...)

New Zealand landscape. In 1971 Wellington and the EEC agreed a special arrangement for New Zealand’s butter, cheese and lamb sectors, which were all vital to the national economy.

Brexiteers might not deem it a parallel befitting their wildly inflated sense of national self-importance, but the UK’s best hope is that Brexit turns(...)

One of the Brown Envelope Seeds polytunnels filled with the ripening seedheads of salad and vegetable crops. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Ask Meath-born Madeline McKeever, botanist and founder of the award-winning organic seed business Brown Envelope Seeds, what she loves most about l(...)

Seán Dunne walks into federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, yesterday for a meeting with creditors. Photograph: Steve Miller

Property developer Seán Dunne expressed regret at a US bankruptcy meeting that he did not take the advice of his wife Gayle Killilea “to sell everythi(...)