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Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich: “He knew the game inside out,” says the club’s former manager Carlo Ancelotti. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Encounters with Roman Abramovich are sufficiently rare for even the shortest or most nuts-and-bolts descriptions of them to take on weight. Carlo Anc(...)

 Louise Bruton: “There’s a huge lack of specialised mental health services that are inclusive of disabled people.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s often said that when you’re feeling down, asking for help is the first and, sometimes, scariest step. If you are looking beyond the help of frien(...)

 St Peter’s in Rome:  grass roots faith practice  mirrors the early church when the first Judaic Christians started to draw together. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is a small, quiet revolution taking place within the Catholic Church right now that is not likely to please some. However, it has interesting po(...)

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(...)

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