If 2018 was the year of the activist, then 2019 was the year of the climate. From Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg sailing to America to talk at the United Nations, to two more damning reports from the UN and countless headline grabbing demonstrations from Extinction Rebellion, the climate is now on most people’s minds.
Thu, 02 Jan, 2020
John Finucane was eight when loyalists murdered his father in the family home. Three decades later the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Belfast is juggling his search for answers with a law practice, the challenges of Brexit, and the captaincy of Lamh Dhearg in tomorrow’s Antrim SFC final.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
WHEREVER Greta Thunberg is right now I hope it is quiet and somewhere that gives her enjoyment. It is the least the 16-year-old deserves after a sustained period of almost literally carrying the weight of our ever-heating world on her young shoulders.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
A lawyer for General Ratko Mladic has said it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will appear in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
The US has slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and damaging their nation's democratic fabric as the Trump administration raises concerns that socialist president Nicolas Maduro is moving toward one-party, authoritarian rule.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump is connecting with foreign leaders and considering new cabinet prospects as he gathers with his family for a long Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2016
In the ‘30s, up to 40% of the New York Police Department (NYPD) was Irish or of Irish descent. Now that figure has fallen to under 100 Irish immigrants. One of them, Finglas man Luke Waters tells what it’s like on one of the toughest beats in the world
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015