A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Outbreaks the size of small cities are spreading across East Africa, with the flying insects devouring crops and depriving many millions of people of food, says Anne O’Mahony
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020
Ronan Farrow is pivotal to the pursuit of film producer Harvey Weinstein on sex allegations, writes.
Sun, 22 Dec, 2019
The mother of an Irishman who was killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia last March has said her son, Micheál Ryan, is coming home as a "UN hero" because of "all the lives he has saved."
Tue, 29 Oct, 2019
The US monitors everyone, apart from Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, so this exception for a militarily ambition nation is a ‘dereliction of duty’, writes
Tue, 27 Aug, 2019
Ireland is among six EU countries which have agreed to take in migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
'My happiness does not come from money and fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle,' is just one of the powerful messages by 17 young people living in Direct Provision who have launched a new book.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Three million people in 27 of the poorest countries were helped last year by Irish charity Trócaire.
Sat, 03 Aug, 2019
Two Door Cinema Club were playing at the Galway International Arts Festival.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
At least 10 people were killed in clashes with security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule in Sudan, an activist has claimed.
Mon, 01 Jul, 2019
Silence from the global community on a “direct assault” on the international criminal justice system by “ill-wishers” is not tactical and sends the wrong signal, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor has warned.
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
When Tomás Mac an tSaoir came through the arrival gates of Dublin airport yesterday, his only visible signs of injury were some small plasters on his feet.
Fri, 24 May, 2019
A Sudanese man who twice overstayed his visa to Ireland has failed in a High Court challenge to a refusal to allow him remain here.
Wed, 22 May, 2019
The Sudan Doctors Committee, which is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association that has been spearheading the protests, said the six included an army officer.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
The principle of religious tolerance or liberty has only been acknowledged by the Catholic Church since 1965. It is not even an aspiration outside the West, says TP O’Mahony
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
For protests to be effective in gathering support and achieving the desired outcome, strong leadership is an essential part of the process, writes
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
The Irish authorities had the lowest rate of refusal to applications from asylum seekers of any of the EU’s 28 member states last year.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime have called for a rally to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
Six people have died in the capital of Khartoum, the seventh in Darfur, during protests in Sudan..
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
The loss of a young, active life is always tragic, especially if that person is a parent of young children.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
Sudan's embattled president has banned unauthorised public gatherings and granted sweeping powers to the police after imposing a state of emergency in response to more than two months of protests against his rule.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2019
talks to some of those in Direct Provision, who want an end to a ‘devilish’ and ‘evil’ system that leaves them fully dependant on the State.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2019
A West Cork missionary priest serving in South Sudan has given a chilling account of the moment a mob attacked his compound as a civil war rages in the country.
Tue, 07 Aug, 2018
Rather than focus exclusively on the obstacles journalists face globally, let’s mark World Press Freedom Day by considering the many reasons for optimism, says
Fri, 04 May, 2018
Increased migration in the developing world has weakened communities and the bonds that ensure survival. Apps can replace this loss of shared data and help guarantee food security, writes
Mon, 19 Mar, 2018
North Korea could be re-added to the list of state sponsors of terrorism as part of US President Donald Trump's strategy to counter the North's growing nuclear threat.
Fri, 03 Nov, 2017
The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the September 11 terror attacks.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
Somalia's president is expected to announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group after last week's truck bombing which killed 358 people in Mogadishu.
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry to the US under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump that will replace his expiring travel ban.
Mon, 25 Sep, 2017
The season of mellow fruitfulness again swings round, the sun grows yellow, and the sky, when blue, is sharp and clear.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
AT this remove it is always impossible to be certain that our understanding of a conflict is accurate.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017
A Loreto nun working as a school principal in war-torn South Sudan is to be the recipient of the tenth international humanitarian award in honour of the Killarney priest, Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty.
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
An Irishwoman has issued a stark warning about malnutrition in war-torn South Sudan, where she heads up 350 Concern workers.
Tue, 01 Aug, 2017
Dear America, In a few hours, I’ll be heading off to the airport to visit you. Briefly, no strings.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
The US has reached the Trump administration's limit of 50,000 refugees for this budget year.
Thu, 13 Jul, 2017
A watered down version of Donald Trump's travel ban came into effect at 1am.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2017
Donald Trump's administration has set new rules for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees, that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to speak with Donald Trump today.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities raised the death toll from the blaze to 157.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
AS our political discourse frets judicial appointments, as it tosses and turns about Brexit, as it tries to keep up with revelations about more unearthed Garda accounts and wallows in angst provoked by the gender balance of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s cabinet, 20m people in four East African countries face starvation.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
Tributes have been paid to humanitarian and co-founder of Concern Fr Jack Finucane who has died.
Fri, 09 Jun, 2017
Guode wept and wailed throughout her sentencing hearing as the judge outlined her crimes and her troubled life that led to it.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination".
Fri, 26 May, 2017