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In the close-knit Jewish community of 1980s Gothenburg, tradition and family are sacred. So when Jacob’s mother leaves his father for her genti(...)

A screengrab taken from a live broadcast on Youtube.com of the New Zealand parliament’s vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Hundreds of jubilant gay rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s parliament today as the country become the 13th in the world and the firs(...)

In 1868 Frances Power Cobbe, an Irish writer and social reformer, wrote a paper called Criminals, idiots, women an(...)

 Author, journalist and former prostitute Rachel Moran.  Photograph: Bryan O'Brien
The myth of the happy hooker
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  • April 13, 2013, 06:00

The first man to take Rachel Moran into his car for £10 hand relief in 1987 didn’t care that the 15-year- old was homeless after being thrown o(...)

Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Sweden in the Friends Arena last month helped them rise one place in the Fifa rankings. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland moved up a place to 39th in the latest Fifa world rankings following World Cup qualifying draws against Austria and Sw(...)

Irish investors are set to become indirect shareholders in a newly-hatched Scandinavian poultry giant, thanks to Capvest’s latest deal. L(...)

Neil Costigan of BehavioSec is a globally recognised expert in security and encryption

A Swedish company with Carlow-man Neil Costigan at the helm is shaking up online security. BehavioSec, a spinout from the Luleå Technical(...)

Ungoogleability

The Atlantic ’sMegan Garber, perhaps somewhat overstating her case, describes it as “one of (...)

American actor and singer David Hasselhoff flashes a victory sign as he attends a demonstration along the open air 0.8-mile painted section of the Berlin Wall known as the "East Side Gallery". Developers plan to build luxury apartments close to the East Side Gallery, which is adorned with the work of artists such as Keith Haring and Gerald Scarfe, but builders had to stop tearing down the wall due to protests last weeks. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

US actor and singer David Hasselhoff has announced that he secretly married the Berlin Wall on a recent visit to the German capital. The (...)

Team Ireland: can beat Austria at the Aviva

My first ever international as a supporter was a glorious 3-2 win over Austria in October, 1963. Well, at least that’s how I remember that magi(...)

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