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Bill Lee: On different days, he took to the field wearing a gas mask, a Daniel Boone coonskin cap, and a hat with a helicopter propeller whizzing around on top.

The candidate listed on the ballot as Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee turned up for the first Vermont gubernatorial debate, wearing jeans and a rather garish Hawa(...)

Declan McSweeney: ‘For myself and my family, Britain has been a welcoming place.’

“The Brits, or actually the English, hate foreigners,” former leader of the Irish Labour Party Ruairi Quinn told a Tier One seminar on Brexit recently(...)

Syrian rescue workers and residents carry the body of a victim following a reported air strike in the rebel-held Salaheddin district of Aleppo on Sunday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The United States accused Russia of “barbarism” in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said en(...)

Unmarked graves of Irish miners who died who died during the Colorado silver rush of 1877-90

A good place to start was where people were buried. Historian Jim Walsh began his research about 13 years ago and, intent on finding out more about th(...)

Author Roald Dahl circa 1989 with his grandson Luke Kelly, who is now the managing director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. Photograph: Jan Baldwin via The New York Time

The grey doorway in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood here is unmarked but for 11 words spelled out across the top rail: “The greatest secrets are alw(...)

Cork Rose Denise Collins creates a ball of fire at the Festival Dome in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD

There have been plenty of tears at the Rose of Tralee. Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, tears of relief and tears of exhaustion – and that was just th(...)

UK polling stations close at 10 pm on Thursday June 23rd as Britain decides whether to stay or remain in the European Union.   Photograph: EPA

The UK is poised to decide on its future in the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd. Voting will take place all day, with polling stations c(...)

Remain supporters at a pro-EU event in Parliament Square, central London. Photograph: EPA

Financial markets are bracing themselves for a week of extreme volatility, potentially culminating in a major sell-off, if Britain votes to leave the (...)

JMW is Ireland’s biggest pig producer with about 300,000 animals, selling 7,000 a week (5,000 in Ireland and the balance in the UK). Photograph: Alan Betson / Irish Times

Northern Ireland-based pig producer JMW Farms is spending €2.5 million on a new “finishing” farm in Co Louth after spending three years securing plan(...)

Pope Francis addresses tens of thousands of people in  St Peter’s Square on Sunday. He said: “We should not tolerate the abuse of minors. We must protect minors and severely punish abusers.” Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis called for “severe punishment” for paedophiles on Sunday after new details emerged in Italy of the 2014 death of a six-year-old girl who (...)

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