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Denis O’Brien: The Story So Far:  David Murphy’s RTÉ documentary touched on the businessman’s immense philanthropic work rebuilding infrastructure in a battered Haiti. Photograph: Antonio Bolfo/Getty

What can you say about Denis O’Brien, “Ireland’s most controversial businessman”? It is not a trivial question. The man has, to put the matter at its (...)

Inch beach in Co Kerry.

Inch beach on the Dingle peninsula has been awarded the top spot as Ireland’s best beach for 2018 by Tripadvisor. The Blue Flag Inch beach stretches (...)

Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana during day six of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

One is a former illegal immigrant from Ghana who sold vacuum cleaners door to door to fund his “crazy” Winter Olympic dream. The other is a Jamaican w(...)

Street soccer in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica. Photograph: Phil Clarke Hill/Getty Images

“Can I go again?” I asked the chap holding the rope over the waterfall. His face cracked into an infectious smile. “Yeah, mon. If it’s nice, do it tw(...)

Yes, children, they used to put poetry on cigarette packets. But only in small, safe amounts, of course, because packets were small.

I’d be lying if I claimed ever to have read much of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, whose birthday is celebrated around the world on this date(...)

Tourists are drawn to the luxury resorts of Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The military in Jamaica is carrying out a crackdown on violent crime, prompting concern for the safety of tourists. The UK Foreign Office (FCO) warne(...)

The “Ilen” workers: (front row) Br Anthony Keane, John Hegarty, Mary Rose Hegarty; (back row) Gary Mac Mahon, Gene O’Neill, Donal O’Sullivan, Paddy Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan, Ted O’Donovan, Mike Harris, Liam Hegarty, Colm O’Cuilleanain, Mary Jordan. Photograph:  Gary Mac Mahon

When Ireland’ s first round-world yachtsman Conor O’Brien designed and built a 56ft ketch more than 90 years ago, he was not to know that it would bec(...)

Germany: A menu of bad options

Angela Merkel had a bad election, and her party’s efforts to form a coalition have not gone much better. The result of September’s poll left Merkel we(...)

Britain’s Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and her husband Philip Duke of Edinburgh on honeymoon on November 25th, 1947, in Hampshire. Photograph:  STRSTR/AFP/Getty

At St James’s Palace on Thursday afternoon, a small group of tourists peered earnestly through the railings at the guardsmen on sentry duty, snug and (...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Cyrus Christie shows his dejection following the World Cup defeat to Denmark. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Modern football tends to draw permanent conclusions from temporary situations, which leads to extremist reactions. But, it is the sport we know and lo(...)

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