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Colbinstown enclosure in Co Kildare. Photograph: Google Earth images

Up to fifty previously undiscovered archaeological monuments have been unearthed through a series of Google Earth images taken during the 2018 summer (...)

Young people in Northern Ireland have less interaction with others of different race, religion and age: “This environment is ripe for fostering extreme beliefs, actions and violence.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Young people in Northern Ireland live in more segregated communities with less diversity than previous generations, a report on the potential reunific(...)

Bologna, Italy

You made it through January, it must be time to reward yourself by planning a weekend away in the spring. There is nothing wrong with the classics – s(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph Reuters/Peter Nicholls

A project aimed at collecting the personal histories of people born at the Tuam mother-and-baby home was launched in Galway on Thursday. President of(...)

Fagus Werk factory: designed by Bauhaus school co-founder Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer

At the centenary of the birth of the Bauhaus design school in 1919, the focus will be on the college building in Dessau, on Germany’s east side, just (...)

 Fortified Kawkaban town in  Al-Mahwit province in Yemen: the ancient site was destroyed entirely.   Photograph:  DEA/C Dani/I Jeske/De Agostini/Getty

Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe has galvanised the international community to put pressure on the warring sides to cease fire and negotiate peace, re(...)

The popularity of the site has increased since it appeared in the Star Wars film series.

The number of visitors landing on the Unesco World Heritage site of Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry is one and a half times what is considered (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets school children in Kawaneet, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Yesterday was Leo Varadkar’s first visit to the heart of Africa. Sure he had been on the continent for four days but it was controlled. He was in a pr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the annual Christian Social Union (CSU) party meeting at Kloster Seeon  in Seeon, Germany, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will begin a week-long visit to Mali and Ethiopia on Sunday. It will be his longest continuous visit outside the State since (...)

Sean Mooney and his wife JoAnne in Mumbai.
Welcome to my place . . . Mumbai
  • Abroad
  • January 6, 2019, 06:00

Sean Mooney grew up near the village of Monamolin in Wexford. He lived in Dublin, Berlin and London before he went to work in India eight years ago. H(...)

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