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 People attend a celebration of the New Year in Wuhan, China. Life in Wuhan, a Chinese city of more than 11 million, which nearly a year ago became the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak is returning to normal. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Fireworks soared into the sky above the Sydney Opera House, but the harbour below was a deserted ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year th(...)

The new Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is to be current Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell (66)

The new Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is to be current Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell (66). A former president of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, he (...)

Demonstrators celebrate with green headscarves – the symbol of abortion rights activists – outside the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty

The Senate in Argentina will on Tuesday debate a Bill that, if it passes into law, would make the country by far the largest in Latin America to legal(...)

Journalist Donal Musgrave has died in Cork following a long illness. File photograph: Michael MacSweeeney/Provision.

Journalist Donal Musgrave has died in Cork following a long illness. A former chief leader writer and news editor at the Examiner newspaper, and prev(...)

Holly at Christmas

Sir, – While Conor Pope (“Why we celebrate Christmas on the 25th, eat mince pies and put up trees”, Pricewatch, December 14th) is correct to identify (...)

Jean-Paul Sartre in Paris in 1966. Photograph: Dominique Berretty/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

The French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most famous atheists of the 20th century, left his unbelief aside – at least tempor(...)

Workshop of Gerard David, Adoration of the Magi (detail), circa 1514. Oil on wood panel. Princeton University Art Museum

The Christmas story has always been impervious to anything as inconvenient of the facts of what actually happened. For millennia biblical scholars hav(...)

The college is located in Via dei Santi Quattro in the centre of Rome and is well known by many Irish couples who have married in the chapel.

A senior member of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome was pepper-sprayed after encountering intruders during a break-in recently, it has emerged, A(...)

Giulio Regeni:  The body of the missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of Cairo in 2016. Photograph:  AP

Prosecutors in Italy have charged four members of Egypt’s national security agency over the kidnapping and murder of the Italian doctoral student Giul(...)

Prof Michael O’Flaherty: “A shocking 70 per cent of 18-to-24 year-old Travellers are not in further education in Ireland.”

The situation of Travellers is “not the fault” of the community, but “the fault of all of us in the settled community” one of the EU’s most senior hum(...)

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