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Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The European Union’s member states failed to reach a consensus to impose sanctions on Belarusian officials in response to a rigged election and a crac(...)

The cause of the fire is unknown and gardaí in Roscrea have launched an investigation. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Gardaí are investigating a house fire in Tipperary on Monday morning which left one man dead. At about 4am gardaí and fire services were alerted to a(...)

Protesters are pictured in Minsk, Belarus after long-time president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the elections by a landslide with 80 per cent of the votes. The opposition does not recognize the results and has questioned the transparency of the counting process. Photograph: Yauhen Yerchak/EPA.

Belarusian pro-democracy activists have pledged to continue their push for regime change despite increasingly violent clashes between police and prote(...)

A couple ride a scooter in front of riot police during a protest in Minsk on Sunday night. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty Images

Police in Belarus fired stun grenades and began detentions in a crackdown on protests that erupted as President Alexander Lukashenko was set to claim (...)

Opposition leader and presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya campaigns ahead of the Belarusian presidential elections  in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph:  Tanya Kapitonova/Getty Images

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has accused foreign powers of waging a “hybrid war” to destabilise his country, ahead of presidential elections(...)

Cormac Izuchukwu  crossed for five tries and was a standout player at the RugbyX tournament in the O2 Arena, London, in October 2019. File photograph: Stella Pictures

Orthodox is overrated, just ask Cormac Izuchukwu. A pathway from schools and clubs is commonplace for aspirants looking to gain a foothold in professi(...)

Croke Park opened up to rugby and soccer in 2005. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

If all that 1971 did was to abolish the old Rule 27 – the Ban on foreign games – it would still qualify as one of the most important years in the GAA’(...)

James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

 Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th 140 workers out of 350 were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

“He is very, very lucky to be alive,” she says of her husband. The Offaly woman Mary and her husband John (not their real names) do not want to be pub(...)

Nicole Drought in the Jordan 192 Formula 1 car at Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida in  February.

Nicole Drought chuckles as she recounts the story about learning to drive on her grandparents land, scooting up the lane, reversing and coming down at(...)

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