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Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in on Thursday as head of Sudan’s new Sovereign Council, which replaces the power-sharing body he dissolved last month. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Western powers expressed grave concern on Friday over the appointment of a new Sudanese ruling council by the general who led last month’s coup, sayin(...)

The incident was revealed on Tuesday in an opinion piece by New York Times publisher AG Sulzberger addressing a “growing threat” to journalism around the world. Photograph:iStock

The Irish-born New York Times correspondent who had to rely on diplomats from Ireland to help him flee Egypt, says it taught him journalists could not(...)

 Al Rawdah mosque, where a bomb exploded, in Bir Al-Abed, Egypt, November 25th, 2017. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Soliman

After militants massacred 305 people at a packed mosque on Friday in a stunning assault on a sacred place, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi responded a(...)

Illustration by Paul Scott

The number of Irish people with Parkinson’s disease is predicted to double over the next 20 years, even as a new study shows that treatment in Irelan(...)

Aer Lingus has 24 valuable slots – take-off and landing rights – at London’s Heathrow Airport, worth a possible €400 million

One month ago, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) first approached Aer Lingus with a takeover proposal. Despite the airline’s board rejec(...)

 Armagh’s Jamie Clarke fends off  Donegal’s Neil McGee during the Dr McKenna Cup clash at the Athletic Grounds. Photo:  Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Donegal 1-10 Armagh 0-11A strong last quarter helped Donegal come from five points down to record their first win of the season at the Athletic Ground(...)

Concussion is no longer the preserve of very aggressive professional boxing and American football.

When Kilkenny’s Richie Power was taken off on a stretcher after suffering a collision in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final aga(...)

 Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates scoring his second goal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mayo 4-17 Donegal 1-10: Jimmy’s not winning matches anymore. Beforehand, Mayo, poor old Mayo, the nearly county of modern Gaelic football, were being(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee and Donal Kingston of Laois in action at Carrick-on-shannon. Phogo: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 0-14 Laois 0-8The secrets and lies of the football championship. Donegal identified five things that went wrong against Monaghan in the Ulster(...)

Down’s Brendan McArdle disagrees with referee Eddie Kinsella. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Strange how in giving Donegal their biggest scare in the Ulster championship in three years Down might also have done them one enormous favour.Because(...)

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