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Betting industry executives and experienced professional gamblers claim large amounts of dirty money and illegal gambling could be flowing through to the Betfair online betting site given weak regulatory enforcement elsewhere. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Horse trainer Michael Madgwick was celebrating last week when Miss Recycled became the surprise winner in the 4.15pm one-mile handicap at Brighton, re(...)

Confiscated tusks are held at a forensics laboratory of the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Ashland, Oregon. Photograph: Galen Rowell/Corbis via Getty Images

The barrier across the drive into the world’s sole wildlife forensics laboratory is made to fend off exploding lorries. Packages containing remains (...)

The Catholic Church’s 31 page document rejecting gender fluidity landed during Pride month.  File photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

It was in a beautiful little church by the sea in Italy that I very nearly didn’t get married 16 years ago. While my wedding plans were falling apart(...)

Carlow developer Seán Dunne made an offer to Bertie Ahern in an email that emerged in the recent US court case taken by Mr Dunne’s bankruptcy trustee against the developer and his wife, Gayle Killilea. Photograph: Douglas Healey

Property developer Sean Dunne offered former taoiseach Bertie Ahern a €1 million commission in 2010 if he helped him find a Chinese buyer for his hote(...)

Balmain  commissioned British artist Cameron-James Wilson to design a “diverse mix” of digital models, including a white woman, a black woman and an Asian woman

The kiss between Bella Hadid and Miquela Sousa, part of a Calvin Klein commercial last month, struck many viewers as unrealistic, even offensive. Had(...)

Kaya Taner and Emma Tracey. ‘I see a lot of bullshit in the tech industry, which you get everywhere, but that is the fluff on top. Below that are developers’ ideas of openness and sharing’

Berlin must be doing something right if it’s managed to keep Emma Tracey there for five years. Picking absentmindedly at a bowl of shakshuka in a caf(...)

Laura Kehoe: ‘We are entering the age of planetary breakdown.’

Laura Kehoe is passionate about the natural world. In the name of conservation, she has chased herds of wildebeest and stalked leopards in South Afric(...)

“The growth of WhatsApp and the move away from the Facebook platform is likely due to a deliberate strategy on the part of Facebook.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A global move to closed messaging such as WhatsApp is concerning not only for publishers but also for society and democracy. Internationally – and in (...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird who received a red card for a high tackle against Australia, has avoided a suspension. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Italy Under-20, CRAI, Santa Fe (2.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland’s injury woes continued with two of their stand-ou(...)

The Commercial Inn, Rathdowney, Co Laois. Most locals said they were not opposed to the accommodation centre but would have appreciated some advance notice.  Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

On the road leading into Rathdowney, just before the Co Laois town’s large market square, sits a whitewashed building with a bright red door called th(...)

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