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Flooding along the banks of the river Shannon  near Athlone in December 2015. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland and other parts of northwestern Europe will bear the brunt of increasingly severe flooding caused by climate change, according to a new Europe(...)

 Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor): “Sorry for the delay. Got stuck in a traffic jam. Ready to continue work.” Photograph:  Roscosmos space agency/AFP

Astronauts at the International Space Station welcomed a new colleague on board on Tuesday as Fedor, the first ever Russian humanoid robot to go into (...)

Robbie Henshaw models the new Ireland Rugby World Cup jersey. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There are two distinct fashion trends when it comes to those that sport rugby jerseys. Some like it haute, couture that is, when only the latest garme(...)

Outgoing ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.  Photograph:   ellou Binanicellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images

Wanted: experienced lawyer to face down Donald Trump, restore the writ of international justice by pursuing Syria’s mass murderers despite the politic(...)

Sales of Irish whiskey have soared in recent years.

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has lodged several complaints with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) about what it claims is the mislabe(...)

Bryan Fogel’s 2018 Oscar-winning documentary about Russia’s Olympic doping program.

Icarus Bryan Fogel’s 2018 Oscar-winning documentary about Russia’s Olympic doping program was originally supposed to expose the drug testing process (...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron  shake hands as they hold a press conference on the closing day of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France on Monday. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron announced significant progress on defusing tension between US president Donald Trump and the governments of Iran and (...)

In 2016, 10.7 per cent of Ireland’s total land area was covered by forestry; the second lowest proportion in the EU. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Ireland’s status as a laggard in reducing carbon emissions has been confirmed by a new CSO report, which shows the Republic has the third highest emis(...)

At a joint press conference on Monday, Macron said he hoped a meeting would take place between Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in the coming weeks - a timeline Trump agreed was realistic. That would be a significant coup for Macron and an important step in defusing tensions. Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s self-imposed isolation at last year’s G7 summit in Quebec, a gathering he sabotaged by disowning the final communiqué and tweet-bashing(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk  and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: US has pledged a big trade deal to Britain in wake of Brexit.  Photograph: Neil Hall

French efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, known as the JCPOA, dominated the G7 summit in Biarritz on Saturday and Sunday, with the surpr(...)

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