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“This is a massive year for everyone. There is a core group of us where this is everything to us. If we don’t get into the World Series then what do you do? Go into a 9-5 job?”

Last March Leinster team manager Guy Easterby told Billy Dardis that there wouldn’t be a contract for him the following season. The province had signe(...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)

A tracking device inspired by an Irish businessman after he survived a mountaineering accident in the French Alps is now being used by search and resc(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the programme provided a “vital resource to people to assist them in finding sustainable work”. Photograph:   Sam Boal/Rollingews.ie

A training programme which gives help to the long-term unemployed, people with disabilities and refugees has been launched. Ag Obair Le Chéile is a n(...)

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe: had told negotiators he wanted to die in Zimbabwe and had no plans to live in exile. Photograph:  Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Military authorities in Zimbabwe have agreed to grant the former president Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution and told him his safety will be pro(...)

Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, in March 2008. Photograph: AP

When he came to power nearly four decades ago, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero in a nation that had endured close to(...)

CRH’s turnover in Asia dropped 9 per cent in the first nine months of the year, mainly reflecting the Philippines market, which has been flooded by cheap cement imports. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Building materials giant CRH expects to report record full-year earnings in excess of €3.2 billion after reporting 2 per cent growth in the first nine(...)

University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

Hundreds of people pray and celebrate during a peace rally an hour after Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe was officially recalled as party leader of the ruling Zanu PF party, in Harare. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected (...)

Fadielah Moses: “We didn’t study seven years to become a doctor, but we dress, we feed, we give medication, we give companionship, we hold their hand and reassure them that everything is ok, they don’t have to be scared.”

Migrant care workers have called for the State to acknowledge their role in looking after Ireland’s elderly and most vulnerable. The workers say reg(...)

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