According to the Courts Service, Polish was the language interpreted most often last year in the courts, with interpreters required on 2,151 different occasions.

Yoruba, Cebuano, Lingala, Iloko and Tagalog were some of the obscure, exotic and far-flung languages spoken by those accused of offences before the co(...)

A Boko Haram anti-aircraft gun seized by the Nigerian military at Monguno. A Nigerian border village has been bombed with at least 30 civilians dead, following a week of gains against the Islamist group by the  military forces.    Photograph:  Nigerian military handouts/AFP/Getty Images

An estimated 30 civilians were killed when an unidentified airplane dropped a bomb on a Nigerian border village, military sources based nearby in Nige(...)

Sister act Naomi   and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz

There’s quite a sister act happening on the other end of this Skype call to Paris. French-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz are smiling broadl(...)

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and (...)

Rick Gekoski is an art collector, constantly on the lookout for rare or missing works. His passion for collecting has led him to ponder the nature of (...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Irish exporters shipped €86.9 billion worth of goods to more than 200 countries and territories last year. They sold snails to France, guns to (...)

Angelique Kidjo: Eve
  • Music
  • January 31, 2014, 00:00

Angélique Kidjo, from Benin in west Africa, is a powerhouse: Grammy winner, Unicef ambassador, campaigner for women’s rights. Kidjo’s live shows are e(...)

The incident has highlighted growing concerns about airport security in Nigeria, which is fighting an Islamic uprising mainly contained in the northeast of the country. Photograph: File image/Damon Winter/ New York Times

A young teenager dashed across a runway at a Nigerian airport, hid in the wheel well of a jet and survived a 35-minute domestic flight.Passengers and (...)

Jenny Hughes, a volunteer with the Special Olympics in 2003

I signed up to be a Special Olympics volunteer before the World Games in 2003 because my cousin, David Johnstone, was selected on Team Ireland’s baske(...)

This week the Government and an organisation run by former president Mary Robinson hosted a conference in Dublin on some of the problems and ch(...)