Fixed matches and prisoners of conscience: A history of politics intruding on football

There is an old tradition in England that sport and politics do not mix. This carried over into FIFA when it was established in 1904, sought to take control of…

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After the Notre Dame fire, scientists get a glimpse of the cathedral’s origins

Researchers hope to study the building’s history, the medieval climate and more. The “forest” of Notre Dame was one of Olivier de Châlus’ favorite places. That dense lattice of timbers…

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These are the top 10 most scenic hikes in Ireland

For such a small island, Ireland punches well above its weight when it comes to hiking options. There are some 954 developed trails all over the country (check out…

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What to do in your garden in January

Cold January days are the perfect opportunity for planning your garden for the following year. The snowdrops are beginning to emerge from the ground, scented shrubs are beginning to flourish…

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Gráinne Mhaol, Pirate Queen of Connacht

Vilified by her English adversaries as ‘a woman who hath imprudently passed the part of womanhood’, Grace O’Malley was ignored by contemporary chroniclers in Ireland, yet her memory survived in…

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