Far from being a 19th century creation, as unionists might like to think, the Irish Tricolour can be found in the very bedrock of our island,(...)

Supporters of the victorious presidential hopeful of the Cambiemos party, Mauricio Macri celebrate his win in downtown Buenos Aires on November 22, 2015. Photograph: Emiliano Lasalvia/AFP/Getty Images

Conservative opposition challenger Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing to an end more than a decade of free-spen(...)

Policemen escort five Syrian men after they were detained at Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 (€9,340) each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek docum(...)

Tuber treasure: dahlia tubers can be used to make ice cream, crisps, chips, soup, rostis or latkes. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It’s at this time of year that responsible-minded gardening columnists typically advise their readers to dig up tender dahlia tubers – the fleshy, und(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: he said Irish dairy farming was the most efficient in Europe in terms of carbon efficiency and beef was placed number five.  Photograph: Gary O’Neill

The Government will not be given an easy ride over greenhouse emissions in agriculture, even if it is successful in pleading a special case for the(...)

Argentina’s outgoing president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: there is a possibility she will have to fight corruption charges. Photogrpah: Marcos Brindicci

A visit to the dreary cemetery of Río Gallegos leaves little doubt as to the hero of this windswept Patagonian town, where bleak open spaces rise t(...)

According to crop modelling, which helps to estimate yields when certain weather and soil conditions are applied, drought will decimate staple foods under a low mitigation future, especially important ones such as maize

When world leaders begin negotiating a new climate deal in Paris at the end of the month, a new study showing Africa’s temperatures have risen at twic(...)

The whiff of weed is spreading across the globe as more countries decriminalise the possession of small quantities of cannabis. The Netherlands has(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of Aer Lingus’s parent, International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG), said that it would back the Irish carrier in flying to the Far East or South America if it emerges that there is demand for such services. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Aer Lingus is in talks with Ryanair about a deal that would see it take connecting passengers from its rival onto its North American routes. The airli(...)

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)