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Newly graduated Garda Aristides Lucau from Co Kildare  at the passing out ceremony of probationer gardaí at Templemore. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Aristides Lucau couldn’t have known what was ahead of him when he came to Ireland from his native Angola as a boy but on Thursday he graduated with th(...)

Jordan Spieth in action. Photograph: Getty

Following Rory McIlroy’s best attempt yet at completing the career grand slam, it will be Jordan Spieth’s turn in similar circumstances at the US PGA (...)

Former Australian golfer Greg Norman, chief executive of LIV Golf,  during a press conference on Wednesday  for a LIV Golf event at the Centurion golf club in  London. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP

You would think Greg Norman had arrived at the place where the task of being Greg Norman was all plain sailing. Sixty-seven years old, in pretty good (...)

Leaked images were circulated online on Thursday night purporting to show Newcastle’s away kit of next season. Photograph: @aycazehraakcay/Twitter

Newcastle United wearing the colours of Saudi Arabia’s national football side on their away shirt next season would be “clear evidence” of sportswashi(...)

Lionel Messi’s trip to Jeddah underscores how the kingdom continues to use sports to beautify its public image. Photograph: Getty Images

Less than a year after signing with Paris Saint-Germain - one of Qatar’s most prominent sportswashing projects - Lionel Messi is now the face of yet a(...)

Phil Mickelson has applied to play in the events. Photograph: WME IMG via Getty

Despite Lee Westwood’s claims, golfers have not been singled out for special attention during dalliances with Saudi Arabia. In fact the ease with whic(...)

 Damien Duff bows to the crowd after scoring Ireland’s third goal during the 2002 World Cup Group E game against  Saudi Arabia at  Yokohama Stadium. Photograph:  David Maher/Sportsfile

Fifty-eight years before Roy Keane called Mick McCarthy a ‘c***,’ and a ‘w***er,’ the Battle of Saipan claimed the lives of 50,000 soldiers and civili(...)

Vladimir Putin presenting flowers to Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of State broadcaster RT, in 2019. Photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/AFP

Ireland has been ranked sixth in a new press freedom index published by Reporters without Borders, but the international non-profit group has warned o(...)

 The visit of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan (left)    to Saudi Arabia last week to meet crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman (right) came at the price of transferring the trial of 24 people accused of murdering the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi there from Istanbul, a major concession after his support for their prosecution. Photograph:  SPA/AFP  via Getty Images

Faced with mounting inflation, currency depreciation and unemployment as Turkey heads for presidential and parliamentary elections next year, presiden(...)

The platform is in use in some 26,000 schools across the world. Photograph: iStock

Almost 1,000 Ukrainian schoolchildren have signed up to a software programme which automatically translates their work into English. Irish tech entre(...)

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