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Screening process: the better Netflix can get to know you, the more likely you are to continue subscribing. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Depending on which Jungian theorist you talk to, there are between four and seven basic plots in fiction. For example, Christopher Booker’s Seven B(...)

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland is at risk of attack because it facilitates the stopover of US military aircraft at Shannon airport, Independent TD Clare Daly has claimed. S(...)

Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway today.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Artist and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy is serving another prison sentence over her opposition to the use of Shannon airport by the US military.Ms(...)

For the second time in 14 months Ireland’s corporate tax policy has faced critical public scrutiny, and attracted adverse international comment. Last(...)

 Colum McCann: “I am recovering quickly and I’ve been overwhelmed by the generous response from friends and strangers alike.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man has been charged with assaulting award-winning Irish novelist Colum McCann at the end of June in New Haven, Connecticut. US police say Connectic(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel faces two challenges: to demand political clarification and intelligence concessions from US president Barack Obama, and to control a domestic political chorus that has built to a shrill crescendo. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

A thunder storm caused a power outage in parts of Berlin yesterday, but the outrage over a German double agent has generated enough heat and light (...)

Anglican  ministers are now obliged to keep confessed serious crimes  secret only if he or she is satisfied the penitent has already reported the offence to police. Photograph: Walter Bibikow/the Image Bank/Getty

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia has voted to change the requirement that its clergy maintain the seal of the confession in all c(...)

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has told thousands of supporters he plans to declare victory as he claimed massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results putting his rival ahead. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has told thousands of supporters he plans to declare victory as he claimed massive fraud was responsib(...)

 Sergio Garcia’s last appearance at Royal Liverpool saw him disappearing into the sunset in a not-so-flattering canary yellow outfit which drew almost as much criticism as his collapse on the final day of the 2006 British Open Championship. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire.

Sergio Garcia’s last appearance at Royal Liverpool saw him disappearing into the sunset in a not-so-flattering canary yellow outfit which drew almost(...)

Composite photo showing USA’s Phil Mickelson celebrating after winning the 2013 Britush Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club (left) and after winning the  Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Course (right).  Photograph: PA Wire.

When Phil Mickelson arrived in Scotland 12 months ago, he had never won a tournament on British soil and admitted the greatest challenge of his caree(...)

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