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In the Netherlands, where immigration will be a hot topic in the March general election, the average estimate is that Muslims make up 19 per cent of the population – whereas the reality is just 6 per cent. Photograph: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images

The public perception of the number of Muslims living in European countries including the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium, is much higher tha(...)

Stan Van Gundy, head coach, Detroit Pistons: “We just elected an open, brazen, racist, misogynist leader.” Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Early on Wednesday morning, Stan van Gundy, the head coach of the Detroit Pistons sat down for his pregame media briefing in Phoenix, Arizona, but he (...)

Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Sixty-two per cent  of Americans living in small cities or rural places voted for Donald Trump. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

It was the beautiful old library building of a university in southern California and it was hosting one of the smaller award ceremonies that lead up t(...)

No dice: The Irish bookmaker had been confident of a Clinton win, but Donald Trump’s victory has left it with the biggest political payout in the company’s history. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Bookmakers Paddy Power has admitted to its worst-ever battering in elections betting after losing €4 million to punters who had taken generously-price(...)

Pennys, Henry Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Markets treaded water on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the US presidential race. Penneys’ owner, AB Foods, provided one the day’s highli(...)

Henry Healy at Dublin Airport with his friend, Greg O’Donoghue, from Ashbourne, Co Meath, on Wednesday morning before flying to the United States for the final days of the US presidential campaign.

Barack Obama’s Irish cousin eight times removed, Henry Healy – better known as Henry The Eighth – is bound for the United States to witness the final(...)

What’s great about being a girl? Girls “don’t have to look hard or tough”. Transition year students from Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore, Dublin, speaking on the UN International Day of the Girl. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hard as it is for some of us to believe, there is a whole generation of young women for whom the Spice Girls mean nothing. Sure, some of the girls at(...)

Democratic US vice-presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine and Republican vice-presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence: both have Irish roots. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

In advance of the debate between the two US vice-presidential candidates, Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, much was made by Irish commentators of the candida(...)

Books by Elena Ferrante in an English translation at the Edizioni E/O publishing office in Rome. Photograph: Chris Warde-Jones/The New York Times

Fans of Elena Ferrante, the best-selling Italian novelist, can breathe a sigh of relief, or can they?    In recent years, Ferrante has beco(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool: he has said, “If you want real opportunities for everybody you have to invest in a way that doesn’t increase inequality.” Photograph:  Oli Scarffoli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Last year the UK Labour Party amazed itself by electing a mainstream left-wing leader with a “radical” political agenda. Jeremy Corbyn vowed to restor(...)

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