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The Prussian army’s regiment of giants – there really was such a thing – passed  into Irish folklore

In his role as unreliable narrator of WM Thackeray’s classic novel, Barry Lyndon frequently stretches the reader’s credulity. His tales are nowhere ta(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a video conference at the One Planet Summit on Monday. Photograph: EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel has told politicians in her conservative party that she expects a lockdown in Germany to curb the spread of the corona(...)

The first step to take towards third level is  to register your intention to seek a CAO college place immediately. Photograph: Getty Images

1: Register with CAO. ie January 2021 – If you are interested in getting a place at an Irish university, institute of technology (IT), teacher-train(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: German law on online hate speech  puts the country at the forefront of global efforts to police the internet. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/ EPA

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has sharply criticised Twitter’s decision to ban US president Donald Trump, calling it a “problematic” breach of the(...)

 A medical worker receives the coronavirus vaccine at a hospital in Piacenza, Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Grassani/The New York Times

US president-elect Joe Biden will rapidly release most available coronavirus vaccine doses to protect more people, his office has said, in a reversal (...)

You don’t need anyone’s approval to enjoy a vaccination biscuit. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP

Image of the week: Covid confectionery Banish all thoughts of new year’s resolutions this January and get stuck into a month of lockdown excess, with(...)

Marks & Spencer in Grafton Street, Dublin. Photogtaph:  Tom Honan

Marks & Spencer may buy more Irish goods as the department store chain seeks ways to avoid post-Brexit tariff confusion. Industry body the Britis(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump are confronted by police officers outside the Senate chamber inside the Capitol after storming the building. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

It was a grimly fitting finale. How else to draw the curtain on the Trump presidency but with a violent, shambolic and ineptly executed storming of t(...)

Percy Pig sweets are not the only products which could be hit by the Brexit “rules of origin” regulations. Photograph: Patrick Humphreys

Percy Pigs have become a most unlikely and bizarre poster child for Brexit’s impact on Irish consumers with Marks & Spencer warning today that the(...)

The wreckage of the Ukrainian  passenger   aircraft downed by Iranian armed forces on January 8th, 2020, near Tehran, killing all 176 people  on board. Photograph:  EPA/Abedin Taherkenareh

A year after Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran airport it is under growing international pressure to try those responsible and comp(...)

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