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‘Dublin can be heaven’, as Noel Purcell used to sing. Despite its bad points, Dublin remains a friendly welcoming city. Almost nine million tourists visited last year.

The most familiar is often what you don’t see. On working days, I usually walk down South William or Clarendon Street. At this time of the year espec(...)

The USA players celebrate their victory over Japan in the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2015 at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty Images

United States World ranking: 1 World Cup record: They’ve appeared in all seven World Cup finals and have never finished outside the medals, winning (...)

 Levi Roots: built a Caribbean food and drink empire worth €40.5 million following his appearance on Dragons’ Den. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

He found fame and fortune after appearing on the small screen and securing an investment for his Reggae Reggae sauce on Dragons’ Den, but now Levi Roo(...)

The Westin Hotel  rooms are dressed with bespoke furniture and artwork. Photograph: Matthew Shaw

First look  The Westin Dublin has revealed a €500,000 renovation of its premium suites in a redesign collaboration with Irish interior architect(...)

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“I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” The French mathematician Blaise Pascal knew that writing succinc(...)

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for beaches: Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: TripAdvisor

Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been named the best beach in Ireland in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches. Second (...)

 Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is ‘deeply sorry.’ Photograph: Getty

Virginia governor Ralph Northam on Saturday resisted mounting pressure from his Democratic party that he resign, denying that he appeared in a racist (...)

Residents of the impoverished Bairro da Jamaica stage a protest in front of City Hall. Photograph:  Corbis via Getty Images

From time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica, craning their necks for a peek at the neighbourhood that’s been in th(...)

Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee: “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

California senator Kamala Harris has become the latest Democrat to announce a run for the US presidency, joining an already crowded field ahead of nex(...)

The Long Song is told from the perspective of July (Tamara Lawrence), a young house slave, conceived by rape and stolen from her mother.

If they did not involve such cruelty, dehumanisation and violence, the simple desires of British colonialists to recreate their home comforts in faraw(...)

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