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Spectators wait for Ironman Cork competitors to pass by, at Youghal, Co Cork. Photograph: ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Two weather warnings were in place on Sunday, as heavy rain hit Ireland. Met Éireann put in place a status yellow rainfall warning for Cork and Wate(...)

One of Ansel Misfeldt’s flying prototypes undergoing testing.

Ever just wanted to have an extra five minutes in bed and wish that somehow you could cut the time you waste on the daily commute? Well that’s exactly(...)

The great Leave Means Leave crusade gets under way in Easington, England. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Image of the week: The long goodbye The world has too many close-ups of Nigel Farage but the former Ukip leader is in this picture if you squint hard(...)

Experiences in Genie in a Headset are unlocked after a series of tasks such as meditation exercises.

“It’s so amazing and it’s so wonderful how things happen exactly when you need them to,” says Jackie Carroll, founder of Genie in a Headset (GIAH), a (...)

Members of several nationalist organisations march in central Sofia on Saturday. Photograph: Vasil Donev/EPA

More than 2,000 far-right activists from several European countries staged a torchlit procession through Sofia on Saturday to honour a Bulgarian pro-N(...)

The great hall at Versailles was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which imposed swingeing terms on Germany and blamed it and Austria-Hungary for starting the first World War.

In mid-January 1919, amid revolutionary chaos in much of east-central Europe and a fierce civil war in Russia, the Paris Peace Conference convened to (...)

A Bulgarian family  took their compensation case to  Sofia City Court, which Ryanair’s lawyers argued did not have jurisdiction to rule on the claim.  Photograph: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

A Bulgarian family is challenging a Ryanair condition stating that only Irish courts can hear some disputes with passengers over compensation. Ryanai(...)

Bulgaria’s Central Bank  in Sofia. While on average the top one-fifth of people in EU states earn 5.2 times more than the bottom one-fifth, in Bulgaria the haves make more than eight times more than the have-nots. Photograph: Getty

Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest state, is playing very slow catch-up with western Europe. Read our three-part series, “Rich land, poor land”, on wealth in (...)

World Rowing Championships gold medalist  Sanita Puspure

We’ve had our fair share of joint monthly award winners over the years, but possibly not many from as diverse a couple of fields as rowing and Gaelic (...)

Deportation threat: Lela Sivsivadze, who came to Ireland in 2003, with her daughtters Sofia and Mariam. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Minister for Justice will put certain “options” to a mother and her two Irish born daughters, aged eight and 13, who are fighting orders for their(...)

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