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Sinéad Deevy: ‘It’s been 17 months since our daughter was born and we have not been able to bring her home to Ireland from Spain yet.’

I cried tears of happiness when Sofia was born. I was there for every moment helping my wife Kashka relax through her long labour. Seeing Sofia coming(...)

Cork North Central TD Dara Murphy: his  attendance at the Dáil on sitting days during 2018 and 2019 was the worst of any TD. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On May 19, 2018, the Cork North Central TD Dara Murphy announced he would be standing down from the Dáil before the next general election. Taoiseach (...)

 United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer  during a press conference at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

Europa League Group L: Partizan Belgrade v Manchester United. Kick-off: 5.55pm Irish time, Thursday. Venue: Partizan Stadium. On TV: Live on Virgin M(...)

Bulgaria coach  Krasimir Balakov  reacts during the  qualifier against England that was marred by racist chanting by some Bulgarian fans at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Borislav Mihaylov has confirmed he has resigned as president of the Bulgarian Football Union in the wake of the racist chanting that marred England’s (...)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino:  ‘We still face challenges to tackle this problem in our sport, as we do in society.’ Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has demanded “new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football” in the wake of the abuse suffered(...)

Sinéad Deevy, Kashka Sankowska and their daughter Sofia.  The couple has been  unable to secure Irish citizenship for their daughter born through IVF in Spain

An Irish/Polish married same-sex couple, who have been unable to secure Irish citizenship for their daughter born through IVF in Spain, have called on(...)

A ‘Red Brigade’ tableaux at  Marble Arch in London at an opening ceremony to Extinction Rebellion’s  fortnight of environmental protest. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP

Image of the week: Red mood The green movement has gone red. Extinction Rebellion events around the world often include a subset of white-painted pro(...)

A file image from January this year showing Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College  announced as the  winner of the 2019 BT Young Scientist of the Year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Skerries teenager who was crowned Ireland’s Young Scientist of the Year in January and went on to have an asteroid named in his honour in the US as (...)

 The monument depicting  Ivan Konev in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

“Svoikh ne brosayem,” Russian officials and military men like to declare in praise of their country’s loyalty to its people: “We don’t abandon our own(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov. Bulgaria has tried to defuse a potential row with Moscow.  File photograph: Alastair Grant/AFP/Getty Images

Bulgaria has tried to defuse a potential row with Moscow after accusing the head of a pro-Kremlin organisation in Sofia of espionage and banning two p(...)

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