South Africans gather  outside a hostel during anti-immigrant  violence in Johannesburg. South Africa has sought diplomatic support from  African nations to defeat the ‘demon’ of anti-immigrant violence in the country.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa sought diplomatic support from countries across Africa to defeat the “demon” of anti-immigrant violence in the country, in which at least(...)

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I’m crazy about Ethiopia. It’s exciting and elegant and stuffed full of history and drama. It offers vast distances between its remarkable tourist (...)

A Croí  programmes manager said some 90 per cent of heart disease and stroke occurrence is due to risk factors such as smoking, diet and weight and physical activity levels - which means 90 per cent of it is preventable.

Migrant women from Poland, China and eight African states are participating in a health initiative in Galway which aims to raise awareness about heart(...)

Andrew Rudd: a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter, his three-piece suit  is €680 and shirt €120, both  from Reiss. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Andrew Rudd Rudd (40, above) is a chef, event organiser, author, TV and radio presenter. “I tend to wear waistcoats quite a bit with jeans, a n(...)

Sally O’Neill (left) and Anne Enright in Honduras. Photo David Stephenson

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, Trócaire’s head of region for Latin America, who is to retire next month. Ms O’Neill has been at the heart o(...)

 Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)

Lydia McCarthy from Trócaire hosts a Climate Change Climate Justice session with students from Mercy Convent National School, Navan, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Do you think you do a good job at looking after the planet?” The group of third-year students from Loreto Secondary School in Navan shuffle th(...)

The  fossil jawbone, whose discovery    pushes back human history by 400,000 years, according to scientists. The jawbone was found in Ethiopia.  Photograph: Arizona State University/Kaye Reed handout/Reuters

Human history has been pushed back 400,000 years with the discovery of a fossil jawbone dating back almost three million years.The lower jaw, uncovere(...)

Seán Sherlock: he said Ireland was a committed supporter of using agricultural development to lift people out of hunger and poverty

Teagasc and Irish Aid have signed an agreement to use agricultural research and training to help developing countries.The agricultural research body a(...)

Ethiopian banks and microfinance firms are launching mobile money services, helping reach swathes of the population that now have little access to bra(...)