Tue, 21 Apr, 2020
The farmer who dropped by to give unasked-for advice to my friend and his wife clearing their newly bought quarter of an acre of long, abandoned terraces on a steep slope on the island of La Gomera in the Canaries was unequivocal: “Cut it down!”
Sun, 02 Feb, 2020
Ensuring equitable mobile access is a powerful, scalable way to enable women and girls to make informed decisions about their lives. But connecting them to the Internet is only the first step; we must consider what they find when they get there, says
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
The seventh World Happiness Report, compiled by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranked 156 countries in terms of happiness, with Ireland placing 16th on the list, down from 14th in the last report.
Wed, 20 Mar, 2019
Just as the Victoria Cross — though solely a British award — is recognised globally as the foremost recognition of valour in wartime so, too, the Nobel Peace Prize has gained international acceptance as the world’s most revered award for the advancement of human rights.
Thu, 30 Aug, 2018
Thu, 31 Aug, 2017
THE UN is in danger of becoming as irrelevant and ineffectual as the League of Nations that preceded it — able to condemn atrocities but not halt them. The chemical attack in Syria, most likely by government forces, is the most recent example.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017