(...) acknowledged that this crisis is borne out of years of instability in sub-Saharan Africa, north Africa and the(...)

 The disposable nappy took a giant leap forward with a patent registered 50 years ago today

(...) disposable diaper or, in Ireland, the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe, “nappy(...)

Healy Mac’s Bar in Kuala Lumpur, winner of the Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland) Irish Times competition. Photograph: Aepulusia Maxcrazy

(...) “best backstory” for dismantling a bar in Drogheda Co Louth and reassembling it in west Africa. The(...)

A hoopoe: it is 50 years since so many have been spotted in Ireland.

(...) exotic all the way.”He said the birds wintered in Africa and could fly as far as northern France. “Even a(...)

A water cannon is used by riot policemen to disperse protesters in the capital, Bujumbura. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Burundian police shot dead two protesters and wounded at least one other on Sunday, the Red Cross said. The demonstrations were against the president(...)

The wreckage of  migrant vessels is lit by passing cars at twilight on April 24th, 2015 on the island of Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

(...) in Italy from North Africa. It comes as more than 300 people were brought to the Sicilian port of(...)

Prof Stephen O’Rahilly, who discovered the obesity gene affecting children, is head of  clinical biochemistry and director of the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge. Photograph: Phil Mynott

(...), countries like Mexico, India, even those in sub-Saharan Africa more commonly associated in the public mind(...)

‘Without a truly common European approach to the issue, and in the absence of mutually beneficial co-operation with Africa, the crisis will only get worse.’ Above, migrants rejoice after the Italian Coast Guard rescued them, off the Libyan coast, in the Mediterranean Sea, on  April 22nd. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP Photo

(...) than good. Leaving North Africa alone to deal with the entire refugee burden from conflicts like those(...)

Vivian Cummins (left) and Erney Breytenbach. Their foster child Jason (not his real name), arrived when he was a five-year-old, after the couple had been together for 10 years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Erney was invited to take Vivian to South Africa to meet them.Three weeks after that call, his father(...)

 Ann Nolan  of the Department  of Finance:  raised issues of proper governance around the sale of Apthorp, a condominium on Manhattan’s upper west side, in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Africa-Israel Investments and its partners had refinanced the loans. It had earlier reported that(...)