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The new brochure  is pictured during a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Pontus Lundahl/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden will send out instructions to its citizens next week on how to cope with an outbreak of war, as the country faces an assertive Russia across t(...)

In the event of a No vote, article 40.3.3 will remain in place as well as the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, which allows for terminations when a mother’s life is at risk, including on the grounds of suicide

Voters will go to the polls this Friday to determine the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. The ballot paper will ask whether articl(...)

“You’re no good to me if you can’t get hard!” snaps Laura (Evan Rachel Wood) at the doughy blindfolded man in her dingy hotel room. When he does manag(...)

Syllona Kanu: ‘Abortion in British Columbia is free, safe and legal.’

On May 25th, Ireland will hold a referendum on whether to repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment, the constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland. If the(...)

Kate Middleton wore Carrickmacross lace on her wedding day.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One of the lesser-known casualties of the first World War was the Irish lace-making industry. It wasn’t quite killed off then, or since, and its survi(...)

Ryan Reynolds and Brianna Hildebrand in Deadpool 2: piling on the pop-cultural switchbacks

Maybe a degree of Stockholm Syndrome has set in. Perhaps it’s just relief that we won’t have to watch any more of the infuriatingly arch pre-release p(...)

Volvo has pledged that it won’t launch any new diesel models, starting with the new S60 saloon and V60 estate. Speaking at a Financial Times event on (...)

Autonomous vehicle technology is set to transform our lives, with many potential benefits. Photograph: Getty Images

Typically talk of autonomous vehicles on Irish roads is commonly met with a wry smile, a raised eyebrow and comments such as “that’ll never happen”. (...)

Jlloyd Samuel tussles with  Cristiano Ronaldo in his Aston Villa days. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car crash, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has announced. He was 37. (...)

British prime minister Theresa May said there were  flaws in both  customs models being considered by the government. Photograph: AP

British prime minister Theresa May has invited all Conservative backbench MPs to private Brexit briefings in Downing Street on Tuesday, as she tried t(...)

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