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Surfers are three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts than non-surfers, a study has revealed. Surfers swallow 10 tim(...)

Paul Winstanley, Lost (After Saenredam)

Faith After Saenredam and Other Paintings Paul Winstanley. Kerlin Gallery, South Anne St, Dublin There is a clear affinity between the work of Paul(...)

Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

In 1994, a young Dublin photographer hopped on his bike and headed for Tallaght in search of a story. Marc O’Sullivan was working for The Big Issue ma(...)

Castres’ Antoine Dupont is tackled by Jamie Heaslip of Leinster during the game at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Castres Olympique v Leinster Rugby (Kick off: 8.45pm local time, 7.45 Irish, live Sky Sports). The hard work has been done, yet this is the bi(...)

Edgy: work by John Coyle and Gary Coyle in Now Came Still Evening On at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon

NOW CAME STILL EVENING ON: JOHN COYLE AND GARY COYLE The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim ***** Although he was born in Scotland, the pa(...)

Castres’ fullback Geoffrey Palis passes the ball during the European Champions Cup rugby union match between Castres and Northampton. Photo: Getty Images

Castres recovered from their defeat at the hands of Leinster last weekend to run in five tries in a 41-7 demolition of old European rivals Northampton(...)

Model Melina Gesto in a Ramones T-shirt in Paris, France. Photograph:Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

It’s 40 years since one of the great pieces of rock iconography first emerged – the Presidential Seal Ramones T-shirt. Designed by the band’s creati(...)

  Traders  on the  of the New York Stock Exchange: European markets had to wait until Thursday’s session  for  investors’  reaction to the US Fed’s  announcement that rates would remain unchanged. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

European equities were buoyed by a rally across global stock markets following the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep US interest rates on hold. Its a(...)

In their “Affirmation” academics defending church teaching say they “hold that the church’s teaching on contraception is true and defensible on the basis of scripture and reason”. Photographs: Getty Images

Two documents were published by Catholic Church scholars on Tuesday advocating rival stances on the church’s teaching on artificial means of contracep(...)

Former Irish president Mary McAleese: “It needs to be removed in conscience, in justice and . . . it has no basis in divine law”. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president Mary McAleese is among more than 100 international Catholic academics who have signed a ‘Scholars’ Statement’ challenging the church(...)

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