Political tensions have been running high in Lesotho since June when prime minister Thomas Thabane suspended the country’s parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote amid feuding in the two-year-old coalition government.

Lesotho’s prime minister Thomas Thabane today accused the country’s army of attempting a coup against him, he told South African ENCA television stat(...)

Victoria Osei and her daughters Perfect and Ama Osei at Cork city’s celebration of Africa Day. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Hundreds of young families, many of them African, celebrated in the grounds of Farmleigh House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park today. Despite intermittent h(...)

The curve of the German share price index DAX board is pictured at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

A boost for mining companies and Sky Deutschland helped drive European stocks rose to their highest level in more than six years. Commodity produce(...)

Delegates at last week’s conference on education and skills, hosted by the US embassy in Dublin, might have been surprised to hear a keynote sp(...)

The Government is to reopen the Vatican Embassy, The Irish Times has learned.

The Government has decided to reopen the Irish Embassy to the Vatican as part of a wider expansion of the embassy and consulate network. Tánaiste Eamo(...)

Among Group of 20 economies, Germany, where Angela Merkel won a third term as chancellor, ranked highest at 14th in the Global Gender Gap Report from the Global Economic Forum. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/reuters

The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly this year, with Iceland showing the least inequality among men and women, a report by the World Economic For(...)

Paul O'Donoghue: Mozambique "full of options" for graduates

Wherever Waterford man Paul O’Donoghue has moved to in southern Africa, seismic events have never been far behind. The Mozambique-based entrepreneur’s(...)