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One of the greater drawbacks of getting older is an acceptance that there are things about oneself which cannot be changed. For instance, I learned at(...)

A new Leaving Cert “politics and society” subject is to be introduced next year and will require students to be familiar with political thinkers such as Karl Marx (above). File photograph: Imagno/Getty Images

A new “politics and society” subject is to introduced to the Leaving Cert syllabus next year and will require students to be familiar with political t(...)

Like many Europeans, Marianne Haaland Bogdanoff, a travel agency manager in the southern Norwegian town of Moss, does not go to church, except mayb(...)

A sculpture  at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre in Nanjing, China. China applied to Unesco to list material relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre and wartime sex slavery the Memory of the World programme. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

Tensions between China and Japan are intensifying again after Beijing accused Tokyo of trying to block China’s application to Unesco to list material (...)

 Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi said Labour party will struggle with  Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader. Photograph: EPA

Britain’s opposition Labour party has committed electoral suicide by picking left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader, Italian prime minister Matt(...)

Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell in the UK. Pictured is the O’Connell street statue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liber(...)

‘To worry’ once meant solely what dogs did with sheep, but has come to mean  a state of restlessness and fretfulness inside the mind, a mental bother about the future.

Do emotions have a history? I think they have. I’ve come to understand that what we feel isn’t simply continual through human history even if it is t(...)

Andy Burnham was speaking after warnings by his leadership rivals Liz Kendall, right, and Yvette Cooper that Labour needed to guard against being a party run only by men. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Britsh Labour Party leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has moved to silence critics who have accused his campaign’s supporters of sexism by pledging to a(...)

Are you mad about your mother? Or does your mother drive you mad? These questions are at the heart of a new book by Natasha Fennell and Róisín Ingl(...)

Willem Buiter: sanguine on Grexit likelihood. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Willem Buiter, global chief economist at US behemoth Citi, is credited with coining the term Grexit, but he has a fairly mixed record when it comes to(...)

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