Former president Mary Robinson said the reluctance of some LGBT leaders to be photographed at Áras an Uachtaráin, when she signed the bill decriminalising homosexuality in 1993, showed her how frightening it was to be gay in Ireland.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
The Irish people and the Native American Choctaw nation are bonded by the difficulties they have endured in their respective cultures and the resilience they have shown to overcome hardships, the Chief of the Choctaw Nation told a gathering in Co Cork yesterday.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
People’s “lived experience” of family life and willingness to talk about it trumped all the arguments against change during both the divorce and marriage equality referendums, a family law expert has claimed.
Sun, 16 Aug, 2015
Former president Fidel Castro has broken his silence over Cuba and the move by the United States to restore full diplomatic relations, saying that although he does not trust Washington’s politics, differences between the nations should be resolved through co-operation.
Wed, 28 Jan, 2015
French President Francois Hollande has threatened legal action over a magazine report saying he is having a secret affair with an actress, the latest breach in the French media’s practice of turning a blind eye to presidential love affairs.
Fri, 10 Jan, 2014
President Barack Obama is to announce a new initiative to double access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa, part of his effort to build on the legacy of equality and opportunity forged by his personal hero, Nelson Mandela.
Sun, 30 Jun, 2013
KYRGYZ mobs burned Uzbek villages, slaughtered their residents and looted police stations yesterday in the worst ethnic rioting this Central Asian nation has seen in 20 years, sending more than 75,000 Uzbek refugees fleeing across the border into Uzbekistan.
Mon, 14 Jun, 2010