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Emergency staff respond after part of a concert venue in  Thackerville collapses. Photograph: Reuters via social media

At least 14 people have been injured and taken to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to be(...)

Remember that teenage years are key Until about the age of 30, our bodies are still building bone and the teenage years are the crucial period in thi(...)

Former  UN secretary general Kofi Annan:  plaudits for his  softly spoken mediation are balanced by a number of ugly conflicts that spun out of control while he was UN chief. Photograph: EPA

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanit(...)

‘When I look back on those brown paper bags, they were the only visible manifestation of my difference. One day, when I felt an acute homesickness, they were my only company as I ate my lunch within the confines of a bathroom stall.’

Like most 12-year-olds, I had my own fair share of parental-induced embarrassment: the lack of fluency in young-folk lingo, sporadic warnings about un(...)

US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to strip the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former (...)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller (above) has recommended that  former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos be sentenced to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Getty Images

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to (...)

The K Club in Co Kildare: 550-acre estate features a hotel and golf course. Photograph: Eric Luke

About 100 prospective buyers, many from Asia and the US, have expressed interest in the K Club since its owner, businessman Michael Smurfit, put the h(...)

Majella reminds a chummy O’Connor of his cutting remarks about her husband. Photograph: Andres Poveda

In the first episode of Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out (RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm), a virtuously unadorned one-on-one chat show, the host interviews one ha(...)

“We have to be proactive.” Fergal Leamy of Coillte. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

State forestry group Coillte is seeking additional warehousing capacity in the UK so that it can stockpile three months’ worth of timber products as a(...)

US professor Anne Trubek said handwriting had lost its position as our primary means of communication and that it was time to move on.

Handwriting is soon to be no more, if you are to believe those who know everything. Nowadays the keyboard is king/queen, even in the classroom. Too (...)

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