As every schoolchild knows, a Shakespearean tragedy is a story of a seemingly heroic figure whose major character flaw causes the story to end with his (or her) tragic downfall.
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019
They once languished in Garda stations as unclaimed bikes, but now they’re getting a second life in Gambia, bringing children long distances to school.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2018
A right-wing extremist suspected in the shooting rampage that wounded six Africans in central Italy was "lucid and determined, aware of what he had done" and exhibited no remorse for his actions, an official said.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2018
Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of euro in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2017
Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh has arrived at Banjul Airport after finally agreeing to accept defeat.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
Gambia's president-elect has said he will be sworn in to office later at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal, as his country's political crisis continues.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2017
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Senegalese troops are moving towards the Gambian border from two sides, witnesses confirmed, as pressure mounts for Gambia's president to step down.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month.
Tue, 17 Jan, 2017
Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years has announced he no longer accepts defeat in the country's presidential election, reversing course a week after he conceded to his rival.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
A woman who claims she was sexually abused by a school chaplain in the South East when she was a secondary school student yesterday told the High Court how she met him in his car one Christmas Eve and sexual activity took place.
Thu, 08 Dec, 2016
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
Singer Taylor Swift has topped this year’s Forbes list of the world’s 100 highest paid celebrities, earning $170m (€153m) mainly thanks to her hugely successful 1989 world tour.
Wed, 13 Jul, 2016
Europe has not, will not, and cannot stop the flow of humans seeking a better life. So they should deal with the situation humanely, legally and quickly, writes Robert Young.
Mon, 07 Sep, 2015
Malaysia’s prime minister says he has ordered the navy and the coastguard to comb the sea for thousands of stranded migrants.
Thu, 21 May, 2015
Around 40 migrants died in the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to survivors of the journey who arrived on the southern Italian island of Sicily, local Save the Children spokeswoman Giovanna Di Benedetto said.
Wed, 06 May, 2015
Africa Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast 0 Ghana 0 (Ivory Coast win 9-8 on penalties).
Mon, 09 Feb, 2015
Two men have been charged in the United States with conspiring to help overthrow the government in the small West African nation of The Gambia, federal prosecutors said.
Mon, 05 Jan, 2015
Four people with fever considered at risk for ebola were being tested in Spain yesterday for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid’s airport as a precaution, officials said.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2014
Robert Plant has hinted his new solo album might be his final farewell.
Sun, 24 Aug, 2014
A mother’s diet can permanently alter the functioning of her son or daughter’s genes — even before the child is conceived, a study shows.
Wed, 30 Apr, 2014
ONE of world’s rarest mammals, the Mediterranean monk seal, has returned to the Adriatic coast.
Mon, 21 Apr, 2014
Transition year students in Tipperary have taken the innovation world by storm following their hugely successful “Bicycles agus Bróga” campaign.
Mon, 24 Mar, 2014
Gambia’s president has said that he wants to implement a policy change that would shift the country’s language from English to a local language.
Sun, 09 Mar, 2014
Guangzhou Evergrande 0 Bayern Munich 3
Wed, 18 Dec, 2013
The West African nation of The Gambia has announced it is withdrawing from the Commonwealth, saying it will “never be a member of any neo-colonial institution”.
Thu, 03 Oct, 2013
TWO years ago, Ciaran Black, a retired school principal from Cork, made a life-changing decision.
Sun, 22 Sep, 2013
Two weeks volunteering abroad is the norm, but the Mac Aonghusas stayed 10 months in Gambia, says Rita de Brun
Tue, 20 Aug, 2013
Scientists say they have identified a link between strains of a malaria parasite, potentially paving the way for a life-saving vaccine.
Mon, 03 Jun, 2013
THE cuckoo is in trouble.
Mon, 02 Jul, 2012
Tens of thousands of passengers were left stranded at airports around the world at the weekend after Spanish airline Spanair went bust.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
GOVERNMENT ministers from across the world are joining UN climate talks in South Africa this week as Europe pushes for action on a new legally-binding deal to tackle global warming.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2011
NATO has vowed to keep up its relentless bombing campaign in Libya until Muammar Gaddafi steps down.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2011
A LIMERICK school teacher is preparing for a 4,500-mile (about 7,250 kilometres) motorbike journey to Africa to help boost education facilities at three schools in Ghana.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2011
Thu, 23 Dec, 2010
Somalia is the most corrupt country in the world, followed by Afghanistan, Burma and Iraq, an international watchdog said today.
Tue, 26 Oct, 2010
A radical Jamaican-born Muslim cleric whose teachings influenced one of the 2005 London transport system bombers will stay in a Kenyan prison until authorities find a way to send him home, Kenya’s immigration minister said.
Tue, 12 Jan, 2010
A Jamaican-born Muslim cleric who was jailed in Britain for inciting murder and racial hatred will be allowed into the Caribbean island because he has committed no crimes there, the government said today.
Fri, 08 Jan, 2010
A HAPPY New Year to all.
Mon, 28 Dec, 2009
I WAS told there were crocs, but only after I’d been swimming.
Mon, 21 Dec, 2009
THE first night in this tropical land of The Gambia in West Africa we ate in the company of hundreds of white butterflies.
Mon, 14 Dec, 2009
PHILIPPA GREGORY is best known for The Other Boleyn Girl, her Tudor novel that spawned both a TV series and the 2008 film starring Scarlett Johansson.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2009
The British system for regulating financial markets is "completely broken" with basic safeguards "shockingly absent", the UK's former chief prosecutor warned today.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2009
Tens of thousands of communities in developing countries are using the Irish experience of credit unions to lift themselves out of poverty, it was revealed today.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2007
Tens of thousands of communities in developing countries are using the experience of Irish credit unions to lift themselves out of poverty, it was revealed today.
DERVAL O’ROURKE finished last of the seven competitors in her Golden League 100m hurdles race at the Bislett Games in Oslo last night, in a time of 13.19 secs.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2007
DIARMUID, our youngest son, returned from the jungles of Bolivia last month. He brought home a guest. Some odd characters stay with us from time to time, but the Bolivian visitor, who is still here, is the strangest to date.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2006
THE young wife of a Dublin-born businessman 50 years her senior admitted in court in her native Gambia yesterday that she had murdered him.
Tue, 08 Aug, 2006
A woman is being held by African police in connection with the murder of an Irish-born business man.
Sat, 29 Jul, 2006
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