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A shamrock is viewed in the window of an Irish pub in preparation for St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York City. Some 150 publicans, representing 600 Irish pubs worldwide, will attend the Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event in the Burlington Hotel from Sunday evening.  Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

While the Irish at home have been beating themselves up at home over Arthur’s Day, Ireland’s drinking culture has never been so popular abroad. The Ir(...)

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary will be supporting Mayo on Sunday.

Castlebar man and Catholic Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary described supporting Mayo in All-Ireland finals as “our Via Dolorosa.” It refers to the ro(...)

Mairéad Hughes, group business development manager, Al Malki: “There are loads of opportunities here if you are willing to work hard.”

Galway woman Mairéad Hughes is extremely modest for someone who has achieved so much in her 35 years. At one point, she was not only the sole female m(...)

Information hidden in the entrails of Egyptian mummies and in ancient human burial sites could help reduce allergies in children and adults today. Photograph: Justin Ennis/Flickr/Creative Commons

Information hidden in the entrails of Egyptian mummies and in ancient human burial sites could help reduce allergies in children and adults today. Hum(...)

Teemu Pukki has left Schalke 04 to join Celtic. Photograph: Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

Dundee United 0 Celtic 1: Anthony Stokes’s 87th-minute free-kick gave Celtic victory over Dundee United in their Scottish Premiership clash at Tannadi(...)

A screengrab taken from a video released by Peruvian police of  Melissa Reid (right) and Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) after their arrest in Lima on suspicion of drug trafficking.

The lawyer representing an Irish woman held in Peru last night renewed her claim she was forced by an armed gang to smuggle drugs and said she is read(...)

The is the full text of The Irish Times interview with European Stability Mechanism (ESM) managing director Klaus Regling on July 22nd, 2013. PRECAUTI(...)

Ben Cunningham, who cycled the Pan American Tour. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Before Ben Cunningham set out on an arduous 22,000km cycle from Alaska to Argentina along the Pan-American Highway, he didn’t even own a bicycle. Now (...)

Edward Snowden at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport yesterday. Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually Photograph: Human Rights Watch/Handout/Reuters

Yesterday’s news that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is to seek temporary political asylum in Russia after three weeks in the transit zone of Moscow(...)

People spend time in a waiting room at the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Bolivia has joined two other Latin American nations in their willingness to offer asylum to former US intelligence contractor Edward SnowdenBolivia(...)

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