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Jason Holder of West Indies celebrates taking the catch to dismiss Moeen Ali of England during day four of the first Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday. Photograph; Getty Images

Amid the Sunday morning showers stunned Englishmen and women – players, coaches, fans and pundits – contemplated the debris after England’s thrashing (...)

Student Cian Gleeson addresses the house at a Coláiste Iognáid debate. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It’s the era of intellectual tribalism, echo chambers and opinions driven by the Pavlovian response to social media “likes”. So how do you nurture ind(...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

Wolves arrived in Ireland 20,000 years ago and remained until the late 1700s.

Large predators are returning to Europe, with wolves making a comeback in Germany, France and Scandinavia. Recently wolves even turned up in Denmark f(...)

  Sri Lankan president Maithreepala Sirisena (R) handing over official documents to Ranil Wickramasinghe as he is reappointed as prime minister, at the president secretariat in Colombo. Photograph: EPA

Sri Lanka’s president has re-appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political sta(...)

Former Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, surrounded by party parliamentarians, participates in religious observances after signing his letter of resignation from the post at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka. File photograph: M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Sri Lanka’s embattled prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, only a month and a half after taking office and giving the country’s pres(...)

Supporters of Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, celebrate outside the supreme court  in Colombo on Thursday after it ruled the president’s dissolution of parliament was illegal. Photograph: Reuters

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term is unconstitutional, the country’s supreme court ruled (...)

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley, who is facing fresh calls to quit amid claims the DUP MP failed to declare another luxury holiday to parliamentary authorities. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ian Paisley jnr is facing fresh calls to resign amid claims the DUP MP failed to declare another luxury holiday to parliamentary authorities. In July(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds on stage at the DUP annual party conference in Belfast on Saturday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“Bin the backstop,” said Nigel Dodds. “Junk the backstop,” said Boris Johnson. That in a nutshell was what the DUP’s annual conference was about in r(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster at her party’s    annual conference at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast.  Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA

DUP leader Arlene Foster when delivering her keynote speech at her party’s annual conference rejected the British government “spin” that the only choi(...)

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