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Brett Rumford of Australia (centre) holding the winner’s trophy  with caddies after winning the final round of the Volvo China Open at 2013 Binhai Lake Golf Course  in Tianjin, China. Photograph: by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Australia’s Brett Rumford admitted it was “quite surreal” to have won his second tournament in eight days on the European Tour with a commandin(...)

Wales flanker Sam Warburton will lead the Lions Down Under. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Nine Irish will join Wales flanker and Lions captain Sam Warburton for this summer’s tour of Hong Kong and Australia. Ten English have been sel(...)

Absolution, by Patrick Flanery
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  • April 27, 2013, 03:00

Set in present-day South Africa, this tense and unsettling novel opens with the first meeting of Sam, a young writer, and Clare, an acclaimed a(...)

The British and Irish Lions have announced that former Wales outhalf Neil Jenkins has been appointed assistant coach for the tour to Hong Kong and Australia. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Former Wales outhalf and British & Irish Lion Neil Jenkins has been appointed as an assistant coach for the Lions tour to Hong Kong & A(...)

Professor Suzanne Norris wants mass screening for hepatitis C

Irish scientists have identified a number of hepatitis C cases among “health tourists” who had dental work or cosmetic (...)

Members of the Ubuhle Besintu Theatre group, at the opening of The Irish Campaign Against Apartheid in South Africa Exhibition, at City Hall, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

An estimated 10,000 Irish people were involved in the former anti-apartheid campaign, South African ambassador to Ireland Azwi(...)

This week the Government and an organisation run by former president Mary Robinson hosted a conference in Dublin on some of the problems and ch(...)

Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster are hoping that the IRFU will expedite the process of finding a successor to Declan Kidney as coach to the national side if their pref(...)

A screengrab taken from a live broadcast on Youtube.com of the New Zealand parliament’s vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Hundreds of jubilant gay rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s parliament today as the country become the 13th in the world and the firs(...)

Áine Hardiman, a Dominican missionary sister, who died in Capetown, South Africa, was a force for change, challenging racial segregation and th(...)

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