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Commander Chris Hadfield performs a version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity on board the International Space Station.

While thousands of his social media followers will wish International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield and his fellow astronauts bon voya(...)

The Dáil chamber. “Our parliament could do with an injection of vitality.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland is now one of the few parliamentary democracies in which members of parliament are not allowed free votes on issues of conscience. It’s(...)

Maeve McCarthy grew up helping out in her grandmother’s B&B in Bantry, Co Cork

Maeve McCarthy is waging a one-woman battle to get black pudding into Canada. The 40-year-old owner of The Pantry, an Irish café in Toronto, is(...)

Alex Kovach of Camelot

Psychologists refer to it as the sweet spot of risk-taking – minuscule investments which are too small to be considered financial risks. The classi(...)

Lisa Carroll and Leigh Curran at the launch of The National Youth Council of Ireland‚ (NYCI) report “Time to Go?” in Dublin

The Government is failing to adequately address youth emigration or support the needs of young people leaving the country in search of work, th(...)

The National Youth Council of Ireland have called on the Government to appoint a dedicated minister to take responsibility for emigration policy and the Irish abroad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One in four Irish people have had a close family member emigrate in the last two years, according to a new survey. Half of those still li(...)

Dún Laoghaire pier: festival will include exhibitions, a genealogy village, traditional music, embassy celebrations, a concert and a parade.

Several thousand visitors are expected in Dún Laoghaire this week for an international festival of flags. The Bratacha Festival, opening (...)

Australia’s famous rocky landmarks known as the Devil’s Marbles in the outback. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Almost 50,000 Irish people took up visas in Australia and Canada last year, an Oireachtas committee has heard. More than 25,800 Irish peo(...)

NAPLES, ITALY - MAY 04:  The peloton rides during stage one of the 2013 Giro d'Italia on May 4, 2013 in Naples, Italy.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

In another nerve-rending stage finish at the Giro d’Italia Bradley Wiggins managed to avoid losing time after a pile-up just outside the final(...)

Bradley Wiggins of Sky lost 17 seconds on the leaders during stage four of the Giro d’Italia. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Enrico Battaglin led an Italian 1-2-3 to win the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia today, as Britain’s Bradley Wiggins lost precious time in a (...)

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