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Ireland  attack coach Mike Catt   must feel like Elizabeth Taylor’s seventh husband. He knows what to do, he is just not sure he can make it stimulating or entertaining. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

At the Battle of Cannae on the Adriatic coast of Italy, in 216 BC, the legendary Carthaginian General Hannibal defeated the largest Roman army ever as(...)

Dr Sónia Negrão: ‘I studied agronomy at university, and when I learned about using genetics in crop breeding I was hooked, that was it.’

You want to reduce the stress on barley – how does barley get stressed? Plants experience different kinds of stress, including having too much rainfa(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has a bank account in China and has unsuccessfully pursued business projects there, according to an analysis of his tax reco(...)

The union says that of these a quarter of healthcare workers who contracted Covid-19 were nurses. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new National Children’s Hospital will not be able to open all its beds when completed due to shortages of nurses, an Oireachtas committee has been(...)

The Land Rover Defender: “Finished on the stunt course, I plod back to base. I think I’ve covered myself more in mud than glory, and Commander Bond remains elusively un-caught.”

It stands tall against a background of green grass, intimidatingly black all over. Arguably more intimidating again thanks to Russian number plates. (...)

Ireland were beaten by England at Twickenham in February before the tournament was suspended. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations resumes this week 32-weeks after it was brought to a truly shuddering halt with the postponement of, first, the Ireland-Italy gam(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Roderic O’Gorman, said the report provided a rich and detailed understanding of the childcare market and a sound basis that could inform future funding decisions. Photograph: iStock

Providers of childcare services believe that low salaries in the sector impact on the ability to attract and retain qualified staff, and contribute to(...)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Rangers manager Stephen Gerrard. Composite photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Neil Lennon said Celtic will revel in any playing-down of their chances in the first Old Firm match of the season, after a fraught build-up caused by (...)

Japan celebrate their win over Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Relive Irish misery and Japanese joy in reverse. Last year provided a fascinating study in how everything can go wrong when a sports team is unequippe(...)

Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

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