Tullow Oil in Leopardstown, Dublin. Its shares surged as brokers call the deal “significant for the Irish company”

Tullow Oil may sell part of its holding in east African fields in which its partner yesterday disposed of half its stake in a deal potentially valued(...)

Filipino environmental advocates take part in a vigil to commemorate the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Quezon City on November 5th. They staged the demonstration to raise awareness of climate change. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

Without the right policies to keep the poor safe from extreme weather and rising seas, climate change could drive over 100 million more people into po(...)

Irish Ambassador to Republic of Korea Aingeal O’Donoghue:  launched Concern Worldwide’s new fundraising office in South Korea

Concern Worldwide opened a fundraising office in South Korea, last Thursday, which agency chief executive Dominic MacSorley said offered an exciting o(...)

Farmers picking their harvest  in Alaga, Ethiopia. “The concern is that if there is not a timely response the situation will deteriorate,” says John Rynne of Goal. Photograph:  Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images

Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with more than eight million people already in need of food assistance as a result of weather condit(...)

South Africa’s foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in  New Delhi. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

The third India-Africa summit in seven years opened this week at a sports stadium in New Delhi, amidst unprecedented security and chaotic traffic jams(...)

A child looks on as migrants and refugees prepare to board a train heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The Governments in both parts of Ireland must do more to protect the human rights of migrants, the Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. (...)

An Ethiopian Airlines flight had to dump thousands of litres of fuel and return to Dublin after they experienced engine problems over the Atlantic.File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

The crew of a US-bound jet was forced to dump thousands of litres of fuel and return to Dublin after they experienced engine problems over the Atlanti(...)

Residents in Pakistan’s Gojal Valley board boats on August 3rd, 2015, to cross Attabad Lake, which was formed following a landslide in January 2010. The loss of productive land can have devastating consequences. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

“Environmental degradation . . . has a huge impact on human security and thus on the potential for outbreaks of violent conflict.” You might expect th(...)

Over 4,000 people from 47 countries submitted jokes in a competition ahead of Pope Francis’ US visit last month. Photograph: Screengrab/jokewiththepope.org

A US rabbi has been appointed comedic advisor to the Pope. Rabbi Bob Alper was one of 4,000 people from 47 countries who submitted jokes in a compe(...)

A group of Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week. Photograph: Africa Code Week

Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week, which will involve thousands of students in 17 African countries over the next week. Up to (...)