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Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin  in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph:  Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/EPA

Sport and politics shouldn’t mix, goes the earnest cliché. Except they do – all the time. And that’s partly what makes some sports so interesting. The(...)

The Medical Alliance for a No Vote campaigning at the Dáil in March. ‘Enabling conscientious objection to abortion for medical professionals is not considered controversial in Britain and Ireland – but it should be.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The UK supreme court sat for the first time in Belfast last month, hearing an appeal into the “gay cake” case, among others. “People will of course n(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plan in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will open embassies in Ukraine, Morocco, the Philippines and Liberia in the coming years and consulates in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Los A(...)

‘By knowing their EU air passenger rights for their particular situation, the passengers will be able to liaise with airlines with a bit more confidence,” according to ECC Ireland spokeswoman Martina Nee.

The days of disappointing airlines running rings around disappointed passengers left stranded in airports or separated from their baggage could be num(...)

The truck that crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on April 7th, 2017. It was driven by Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/EPA

A man who drove a stolen truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing five people and wounding 14 others, has been convicted of terror-related murder and (...)

David McCourt (left) lives in the Merrion Hotel where Peter McCann is manager

When did you last cry? David: When I got the bill from The Merrion. Peter: When he paid it. David: Coco Chanel lived at The Ritz for 37 years. Bob (...)

 Kikuo Kojima speaking during a press conference after he filed  a forced sterilisation lawsuit on May 17th, 2018, in  Hokkaido, Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

When Junko Iizuka was 16 years old she was taken on a trip to the countryside. Now in her late 70s and in poor health, she dimly recalls enjoying a pi(...)

Smörgåstårta: the topping used to decorate the cake indicates the filling

A few years ago, researching recipes for The Great Irish Bake Off, I came across the smörgåstårta. It’s a savoury sandwich cake from Sweden that layer(...)

Filip Gnitecki practises guitar at Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin.

Ireland’s education system is a paradox. Abroad, international schools are slurping up our highly-trained teachers for both primary and secondary leve(...)

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(...)

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