Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan  has said the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals, negotiations for which were co-chaired by Ireland’s permanent representative to the UN, were a “tangible manifestation” of the UN’s capacity to deliver “positive outcomes”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The UN must use its 70th anniversary to appraise the international community’s failures to prevent war, genocide, forced displacement and deprivation,(...)

Tropical Storm Erika  in the Caribbean. Photograph: NOAA handout/Reuters

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as tropical storm Erika nears the US state. The storm could hit the peninsula on Monday. Governor R(...)

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel  has the hump over so-called “bypass fraud”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel may be gearing up for a near $10 billion flotation to finance its rollout of fibre fixed-line services, but that isn’t prevent(...)

JK Rowling founded Lumos after reading about children being kept in caged beds. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

An international charity founded by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is teaming up with NUI Galway on a project aimed at ending institutionalised care(...)

Denis O’Brien: he founded Digicel  in Jamaica in 2001, the company has grown across the Caribbean, central America and the south Pacific. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel’s planned flotation is a signal that the business has arrived at a crossroads. Since he founded it with the launch of a new mo(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton speaking during the Forbes’ 2015 Philanthropy Summit Awards dinner in New York City last week. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton has insisted that criticism of his family’s charitable foundation is nothing more than “politicking” during an electi(...)

 Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Over 1,500 staff at University College Dublin gave an average of 14 days each towards unpaid public service activities in the last academic year, acco(...)

Residents look for their belongings among the rubble of their destroyed homes in Nepal after the recent earthquake. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal at 11.56am on Saturday, April 25th, an army of volunteers mobilised and worked around the clock as part of (...)

Conservative author Peter Schweizer, a former speechwriter for Republican president George W Bush, has claimed in his book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” that Hillary Clinton made policy decisions while US secretary of state that benefited donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The publisher of a controversial new book that looks at the ties between Bill and Hillary Clinton and donors to their charity has made several factual(...)

Two women rest and sleep in a football field in Siliguri on Sunday  hit the region on April 25th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 2:42

Efforts are continuing to make contact with all Irish citizens known to have been in the region affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Min(...)