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Lukas Bates, dressed as Big Ben, struggles to get over the finish line during the London Marathon. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

It’s possibly no consolation to Liverpool fans after 29.1 millimetres banjaxed their Sunday, but there’s always someone worse off. Like that man dre(...)

The National History Museum in Tirana, Albania, a city full of socialist realist art. Photograph: Getty Images

Elizabeth Gowing has been living in Tirana for more than five years. She moved there because of her partner’s job and now runs a monthly environmental(...)

Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

Supt Tom Calvey, Fr Richard Gibbons and Brenda Drumm in Knock, Co Mayo for a media briefing before the papal visit. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland later this month could be the catalyst for the renewal of the Catholic Church in Ireland, according to the parish prie(...)

Souvenir stamps for the World Meeting of Families gathering

Strong interest from stamp collectors and others is expected in two stamps issued to mark the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August for the World(...)

Danny Healy-Rae has said farmers  will be unfairly targeted and forced to pay for the €22 billion committed in the National Development Plan to tackling climate change. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Farmers and other working people will be unfairly targeted and forced to pay for the €22 billion committed in the National Development Plan to tacklin(...)

Dr Ann-Marie Desmond, from Timoleague, Co Cork: ‘I can’t see anything wrong with women celebrating the Eucharist.’

As the clamour demanding full equality for women in the Catholic Church grows ever louder indications are that it is beginning to make an impact at th(...)

Yogi Adityanath (centre), head of India’s nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),   is offered sweets after his election  as chief minister of  Uttar Pradesh. He was hand-picked by India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Pawan Kumar/Reuters

A hardline Hindu religious leader was sworn in on Sunday as head of India’s most populous and politically significant northern Uttar Pradesh state. (...)

Amal and George Clooney attend a Leaders’ Summit for Refugees at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September. She has been nominated for the Tipperary Peace Prize.  Photograph: Peter Foley/Getty Images

Lebanese-British lawyer, activist and author Amal Clooney is among the nominees for the 2017 Tipperary Peace Prize. Wife of actor George Clooney, he(...)

Former smoker Lorna Burke, from Galway, signed up to the Croí MyAction programme after a health scare.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy. 28/9/12016

The State could save millions of euro in heart disease treatment if a model adopted by a west of Ireland cardiology charity was implemented nationally(...)

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