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Eddie Jones: “To beat Ireland, we need to compete brutally in all the contest areas of the game.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will captain England in their opening Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February, 2nd, following confir(...)

Jean Joseph Mukendi, lead advocate for Felix Tshisekedi’s legal team, addresses the constitutional court in Kinshasa on Tuesday   during the opening of a legal challenge to the result of the country’s presidential election, in which Mr Tshisekedi was declared   the winner. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Neighbouring African countries have rowed back on a call for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election. Opposit(...)

Grant Thornton’s offices in Dublin Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Grant Thornton’s Irish firm recorded almost 25 per cent growth last year as revenue increased to €126 million. The accounting and consulting group re(...)

People with red hair, including Aishling Griffiths (7) take a selfie to celebrate ‘Kiss a Ginger Day’ on the 10-year anniversary of this anti-bullying day, in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

When Canadian Derek Fogie first decided to hold a day in honour of red heads 10 years ago he wasn’t aware of the extent of the bullying many people wi(...)

Martin Fayulu, runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

An influential African bloc urged the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount the votes of its chaotic presidential election, raising pressu(...)

Prof Emmeline Hill of  Irish equine science company Plusvital in UCD. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Fennell Photography

Analysis of the race records and genetics of thousands of thoroughbred horses in leading racing countries of the world has provided unequivocal eviden(...)

Some 223,342 people took Emirates flights from Dublin to Dubai and on to other destinations in 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Dubai-based Emirates carried more than 442,000 passengers on its Dublin to Dubai route last year, an increase of 2 per cent, and transported close to(...)

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil Brazil began a sombre new era on January 1st with the inauguration of its new president, far-right 63-year-old populist provocateur Jair Bolso(...)

Ian Kirk: “In the early 1990s, business here started to learn what the Irish did in the 1970s and 1980s.”

Since leaving Ireland in 1981 as an accountant on an 18-month-long international exchange programme in South Africa, Dublin-born Ian Kirk has carved (...)

Anti-mining activist Nonhle Mbuthuma: “I am continuously getting calls from people saying that hit men are coming to get me, and as a result I am forced to sleep in different houses every night.” Photograph: Amnesty International

South Africa’s government has decided to appeal elements of a recent landmark court ruling that requires it to obtain the consent of a rural community(...)

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