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This 75th edition of the Vuelta was originally meant to open with  three  flat stages in the Netherlands,  but instead now cuts straight to a high mountain chase. Photograph:  KT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

In another lifetime Sam Bennett may have already helped himself to one of the three perfectly flat stages that opened the 2020 Vuelta a España and fin(...)

The figure includes   an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-seminary programme for those considering whether they have a vocation. File photograph: Getty Images

A total of 13 men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood in Ireland this year including an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-semin(...)

Rebecca Murphy and Abbey Hehir, from St John Bosco Community College, Clare, with their project, Slurry Pit Laser Saves Lives, in January 2020. File photograph: The Irish Times

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) is going virtual for 2021 because of continued health and safety concerns around Covid-19.(...)

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Ormonde Mining says that a fresh look at its Spanish gold exploration projects has highlighted new potential for the company. In an update to the mar(...)

Supermac’s: one roadblock preventing the Galway-headquartered company from selling its wares internationally has been lifted.

Few would think that Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh could ever be bullied. Yet his spin machine has consistently painted his battle with McDonald’s(...)

Ormonde has involvements in “promising” gold properties in Salamanca province and Zamora province.

Irish-listed mineral resource company Ormonde Mining has shipped the first batch of tungsten concentrate from its Spanish mine but warned that mining (...)

Participants at the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS review their work

The dominance of projects on mental health issues for young people and climate change is the standout feature of 550 projects that will feature in the(...)

A picture from Spain. ‘He is photographed sitting in the front row (first left) of his class of young hopeful priests with his arms folded looking rather disgruntled while the other men smiled.’

I once sang in public on a weekly basis in Seville when I was studying the Spanish language and flamenco dancing. I always had an urge to go there. I (...)

Terrassenhaus in Berlin

If there’s a recurrent theme in this year’s Mies van der Rohe European Prize for Contemporary Architecture, it is surely imaginative renovation and tr(...)

Italian mathematician Gerolamo Cardano, the founder of probability.
Cubic skulduggery and intrigue

Western civilization woke with a start after the slumbers of the medieval age. Universities in Bologna, Oxford, Salamanca, Paris and elsewhere began t(...)

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