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Sucheta Dasgupta | Why only the female mosquito lets blood

It’s the female mosquito that lives off our anatomy!

30 Jul 2023 12:10 AM

In Ireland, Pope sets Church in a new direction

Ostensibly, Pope Francis’ historic two-day visit was to attend the triennial Festival of Families in Dublin.

28 Aug 2018 12:45 AM

Pope Francis 'begs for God's forgiveness' for church sexual abuse scandal

Irish PM Leo Varadkar on Saturday directly urged the pope to take action against abuses and ensure justice for victims worldwide.

26 Aug 2018 4:50 PM

UK's Harry and Meghan visit Dublin in first trip as married couple

Britain’s royal family has played an important role in developing Anglo-Irish relations in recent years.

11 Jul 2018 5:30 PM

Abortions: Irish make history

The law said an abortion couldn’t be done on a woman until the foetus’ heart stops.

28 May 2018 4:55 AM


Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

66.4 percent voted for removing the constitutional ban, while 33.6 voted against.

26 May 2018 11:57 PM

What’s gay got to do with it?

Several European nations such as Luxembourg and Ireland have shown the way forward by electing gay heads of state.

28 Jul 2017 12:04 AM

Donald Trump keeps Leo Varadkar on hold for Irish scribe

Some described the US President as a ‘creeper’, while others argued his comments were a compliment.

29 Jun 2017 6:39 AM

Big news for the world: Cousin of Ireland's new PM on his win

The family said they had been glued to the television as their now famous relative was sworn in on Wednesday

16 Jun 2017 4:51 PM

Varadkar’s kin rejoice as he becomes Ireland PM

Having gifted books to her cousin earlier, she said now the situation has changed.

16 Jun 2017 1:25 AM


Any reason to be gay?

“As part of the LGBT community, we can be proud that something like this has happened anywhere in the world,” says LGBT activist Harish Iyer.

08 Jun 2017 12:38 AM

A desi Irishman

For an Indian immigrant’s son to become PM of a European country is a phenomenal achievement.

06 Jun 2017 12:39 AM

Celebration continues in Leo Varadkar’s kin’s residence

Varadkar also said that Leo knows very little Hindi and Marathi, as his visits to India have been really short and sparse.

04 Jun 2017 1:28 AM

Some Irish inspiration?

Sexual preferences have nothing to do with one’s talents and capabilities.

04 Jun 2017 12:11 AM

Leo has done us and India proud: Family

His victory marks a significant step forward for equality in the country, after the 2015 gay marriage referendum.

03 Jun 2017 2:43 AM


Indian-origin Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland's first gay PM

The final count, including all three electoral colleges, saw Varadkar win with 60 per cent to Housing Minister Simon Coveney's 40 per cent votes.

02 Jun 2017 11:41 PM

Irish connection thrills Varad

Leo Varadkar may be next Ireland PM and his dad hails from the hamlet.

30 May 2017 3:06 AM

First to come out of closet, Leo set to lead Ireland

Vardarkar had become the first openly gay Cabinet minister in Ireland after coming out in 2015.

22 May 2017 6:08 AM

Indian-origin minister to be Ireland's new prime minister

Leo Varadkar became the first openly gay cabinet minister in Ireland after coming out in 2015.

21 May 2017 9:07 AM