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Pope Francis prays as he celebrates the Christmas mass marking the birth of Jesus Christ on December 24th, 2018 at St Peter’s basilica in Vatican. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has urged Christians to forgo the greed, gluttony and materialism of Christmas and to focus instead on its message of simplicity, charity(...)

Brazilian airline Gol will lease 11 Boeing aircraft from Irish aviation financier Avolon from next year

Brazilian airline Gol will lease 11 Boeing aircraft from Irish aviation financier Avolon from next year. Avolon said on Monday that it has agreed to (...)

On the New York Stock Exchange, the S&P industrial sector rose 1.56 per cent, with Boeing and Caterpillar leading the gains. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European and US stocks rose for a third straight day on Thursday. Industrials gained after President Donald Trump said trade talks with China were “mo(...)

A Loggerhead turtle trapped in a drifting abandoned net in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Jordi Chias/WWF/PA

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60 per cent since 1970 as humans overuse natural resources, drive climate change and pollute the planet, a (...)

Supporters of Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro celebrate his victory at the Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo. Photograph: EPA/Fernando Bizerra

Brazil’s president-elect, the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, has promised to defend the country’s constitution and unite a bitterly divided elec(...)

Michael Harrington: “There is nothing better than feeling nature all around you.”
Why I Love . . . Hiking

I guess you’d call hiking “soft” adventure. It’s thrilling, but an attainable experience for many people. Luckily for me, hiking is something I’ve man(...)

Bulbs to light up a dish: we Irish have traditionally used wild garlic  from the woods in our food.

What is it with garlic? Why do we add it to everything? Or if you don’t, why does everyone else? Garlic plays an important part in much European cuisi(...)

Last year’s March for Choice, from Parnell Square to Merrion Square in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The degree to which legislation guaranteeing free, safe and legal abortion services is successfully enacted and implemented in coming months, will dec(...)

Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maungdaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar in October 2016. Facebook posts have stirred up and spread hatred against the minority Rohingya population in Myanmar. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Facebook has removed 18 accounts and 52 pages associated with the Myanmar military, including the page of its commander-in-chief, after an UN report a(...)

American Airlines announced on Tuesday that it planned a daily Dublin-Dallas Fort Worth service between June 6th and September 28th next year.

American Airlines will begin flying from Dublin to Dallas next summer, the first service from the capital to the Texan city. American announced on Tu(...)

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