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 EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the Ireland V France Six Nations rugby match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Rugby supporters heading into the Aviva Stadium had mixed feelings about the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attending the Ireland-France (...)

Envoi Allen with  Gordon Elliott at the trainer’s  yard in Longwood, Co Meath. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A striking feature of the jumps campaign so far has been the major investment in young horses by Cheveley Park Stud and a potential hat-trick this wee(...)

Ireland’s Shane Ryan in action in the   50m backstroke heats at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Photograph: Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Ryan has qualified for the final of the men’s 50m backstroke at the European Championships in Glasgow, with teenager Conor Ferguson ag(...)

The West Midlands Police are questioning a man about  a suspected break-in after he was discovered stuck in a takeaway extractor fan unit at the DFC Chicken building in Rookery Road, Birmingham. Photograph: West Midlands Police/PA Wire

A man is being questioned about a suspected break-in after police found a person stuck in a takeaway extractor fan unit. Officers posted a photo of (...)

Kidman arrives for the screening of Sofia Coppola’s dreamy remake of  The Beguiled at Cannes. Photograph: Getty Images

“Cannes: 70th Fest Welcomes Netflix, TV Series, VR & Lots of Nicole Kidman”, read a recent headline on infotainment bible Deadline. “Nicole Kidman(...)

Gleneagles, North Circular Road, Limerick: in turnkey condition, it  has five large bedrooms, two of which are en suite.

Gleneagles lies on what is known in local parlance as “the triangle” on the North Circular Road in Limerick city. The location is one of the most desi(...)

Chefs JP McMahon and Ross Lewis will cook a 10-course dinner in Galway  next month. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Chefs are often restless souls, seeking outlets for their creativity. Perhaps that’s what is behind the explosion in residencies, pop-ups, and guest c(...)

Local. Fresh. Seasonal. Organic. Sustainably grown. Field to plate. Plot to plate. Farm to fork. These are the words appearing with increasing freque(...)

Limerick farmer David Thompson: “In rural Ireland we are scared. It’s bad enough when the gardaí aren’t on strike because the criminals know there aren’t enough gardaí on the beat anyway.” Photograph: Brian Gavin

Limerick farmer David Thompson, who holds a licensed firearm, has said he may have to use force to protect himself if his farm is targeted by criminal(...)

Mona McSharry in action during  the Swim Ireland Irish Open  Championships at the  National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor Ferguson came agonisingly close to the Olympic A time in winning Friday night’s 100m backstroke final on the second day of competition at the Ir(...)

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