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Beans means airmiles – an unhappy discovery for the reluctant vegetarian

They say it takes three weeks to form a habit, and as I enter my fourth week without meat I am beginning to see the truth in that. January (...)

The purity of cocaine at street level is also increasing as users become more discerning, the leader of the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre said. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

The Irish-led agency responsible for tackling the importation of drugs into Europe seized more than €2 billion worth of cocaine last year, its largest(...)

Jeffrey Epstein: Kept a computerised database to track the availability and movements of women and girls, the lawsuit said. Photograph: New York State Sex Offender Registry via The New York Times

New evidence shows Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused and trafficked hundreds of young women and girls on his private Caribbean island, some as recently (...)

Andrew Anderson, executive director, and Meerim Ilyas, deputy head of protection, Front Line Defenders, pictured at the launch of the organisation’s Global Analysis 2019 in Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

In much of the world, standing up for human rights is fraught with very real dangers. In 2019, according to the non-governmental agency Front Line Def(...)

The Garda has no plans to send a liaison officer to Colombia to assist in the case of a Wexford father of three reported missing and possibly kidnappe(...)

Benedict, when he was pope, in 2005. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

There has been strong reaction from Irish Catholic priests to the intervention of former pope Benedict XVI in the Church’s ongoing celibacy debate. I(...)

An injured koala rests in a washing basket at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park in the Parndana region on Wednesday.  Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Australian authorities warned people on Wednesday to prepare for another wave of evacuations as temperatures in the country’s southeast began to rise (...)

A worker is seen at a Tullow Oil explorational drilling site in Lokichar, Kenya. File photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

In December 2010, John Atta Mills, the late president of Ghana, opened the valves that set the first gush of crude flowing from Tullow Oil’s Jubilee f(...)

Tullow Oil’s offices in Leopardstown: The group found less oil than hoped at offshore well in Guyana

Tullow Oil shares plunged on Thursday after the troubled exploration company found less oil than expected after drilling an offshore well in Guyana. (...)

St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, after multiple explosions targeting churches and hotels killed 259 people in April 2019. Photograph: Getty Images.

The Department of Foreign Affairs assisted 1,723 Irish citizens caught up in major incidents overseas last year. These incidents included terrorist a(...)

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