Nigel Slater: ‘Little can compare with making someone something nice to eat.’ Photograph: Jenny Zarins/4th Estate

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Ireland’s Brian Deeny in action in the U20 Championship. He   replaces number eight Azur Allison for their final game. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland v New Zealand, Old Resians Club, Rosario, 1pm (5pm Irish time) - Live on Eir Sport Ireland head coach Noel McNamara makes seven changes and (...)

 Democratic US House of Representatives candidate Jon Ossoff  is one of 18 candidates who ran in the non-partisan special election to fill Georgia’s 6th congressional district seat. Photograph: EPA

For one brief moment this week it was as if election fever had returned to the United States. On Wednesday evening, political pundits, live bloggers (...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan  celebrate victory in the men’s lightweight double scull  win at the European Rowing Championships. Photo: Soren Stache/EPA

Paul and Gary O’Donovan started their season by taking silver at the first World Cup Regatta in Varese in Italy; they will begin their campaign in th(...)

Sanita Puspure won bronze in Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Some days sport has a sparkle. Sanita Puspure stood with her children, Daniela and Patrick, a tricolour around her shoulders and a bronze medal around(...)