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A Paddy Paddy Power betting shop in London. The bookmaker is owned by Flutter Entertainment, which recorded a near one-third increase in its revenues in the first quarter of this year. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Revenues at Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment grew 32 per cent to £1.485 billion sterling (€1.7 billion) in the first three months of the y(...)

Jennifer Janzen of Airlines for Europe warns of the ‘practical difficulties’ now facing airlines because of the Government’s action. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Making airlines responsible for policing Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine rules is “simply mad”, according to Europe’s largest airline association(...)

Philomena Lee was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan was vaccinated in Oldtown in Alexandria, Virginia, with the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Women’s health advocate and Limerick woman Vicky Phelan, who is undergoing experimental cancer treatment in the United States, has spoken of her relie(...)

 James Joyce with his grandchild Stephen James in 1934. His enduring brilliance includes his unmatched ability to “hear” that musical pulse as it resounds through the everyday lives of ordinary people:

I remember only three exchanges between my elder brother and my father. One remains hidden, but the other two concern music. The first was the appear(...)

Henry “Box” Brown: born into slavery in Virginia, he hit on the ingenious idea of getting himself posted as dry goods to a state where slavery had been abolished years earlier

What is the most exciting thing you’ve done in the past year? For me, it was when I had a good reason to venture outside my permitted 5km range. As I (...)

Much research demonstrates that people’s behaviour, including diet, has a bigger impact on mortality than body size does.

We hear a lot about the worldwide epidemic of obesity and consequent ill-health effects – diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and more. A “norma(...)

G Gordon Liddy died on Tuesday at the age of 90, surrounded by family at the home of his daughter in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Photograph: Roberto Borea/AP

G Gordon Liddy, a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime(...)

What white people can do next: Hazel Chu and Emma Dabiri. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Joanne O’Brien

Emma Dabiri, the author, historian, and TV presenter, and Hazel Chu, the Green Party politician and Lord Mayor of Dublin, both share an experience o(...)

Evelyn Ajie, pictured at Cork District Court, was sentenced to nine months this week for sending online child abuse material through WhatsApp. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

The case of Evelyn Ajie, who was sentenced to nine months this week for sending online child abuse material through WhatsApp, can be traced back to an(...)

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