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Indian rescue workers and volunteers try to free people trapped under the wreckage of a collapsed fly-over bridge in Kolkata. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A flyover under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata has collapsed on to moving traffic below, killing at least 14 people with as many (...)

Mother Teresa has been credited in the Catholic Church with two miracles, both involving the healing of sick people.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Septem(...)

Kevin O’Riordan (25) is a primary teacher from Killea, near Templemore, and intends kicking a point over the bar at all 1,616 GAA clubs in the 32 counties by St Patrick’s Day.

A Tipperary man is kicking points all over Ireland to raise money for the children of Kolkata in India, where her returns for five weeks this summer. (...)

Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

For the first time in 16 seasons Gordon D’Arcy will not be involved in the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend. Instead, he was honoured yest(...)

Man in a Train, Thinking by Jack B Yeats is estimated by de Veres at €200,000-€300,000

Earlier this year, a mechanic in California lost out on a $1 million lottery prize because he could not find his winning ticket. Although he was id(...)

Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo: her father would see her only once again after she left home to go to the Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Photograph: Glenn copus/Evening Standard

Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo’s life reads like a high-velocity 86-year-long fairytale. She grew up on a Leitrim farm, worked as a missionary nun in the slum(...)

Orwell Park, in Rathgar, is a road that has mirrored most accurately the vagaries of the recent property boom and bust cycle. Since 2011, at least (...)

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

The certificate granting the Freedom of the City of Dublin to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auc(...)

Sr Cyril Mooney: “You can bring in laws, but people will give lip service. You have to change people’s hearts.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland has this year followed India’s recent example of introducing legislation aimed at making schools more inclusive. It’s one thing to chan(...)

The accident happened at the renowned Wormhole on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands off Galway, last week. Photograph: David Dunne.

A young couple were being hailed as heroes after saving the life of a student who was swept off a cliff face and into the sea by a giant wave.The acci(...)

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