President Michael D Higgins (second right) with former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa (left), former South African president Thabo Mbeki,  and Salman Khurshid, former Indian minister for justice. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s revolutionary period was cited as inspirational by retired politicians from three former British colonies during a discussion, After Empire,(...)

Leah Fletcher and James DeMello Leah, a teacher from Athlone, moved to Canada five years ago. She planned to stay for only a year but after meeting(...)

A man begs for help from the military as he stands in a drain where he had hid to escape from a mob in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, last May. Photograph: Aymeric Vincenot/AFP/Getty Images

Burundi’s government will not take part in peace talks with the opposition scheduled for Wednesday because it holds some of the participants responsi(...)

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza (centre) at  celebrations marking the 53rd anniversary of the country’s independence at a stadium in Bujumbura on July 1st, 2015. File photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Wednesday that Burundians would fight any peacekeepers sent into the country by the African Union, in hi(...)

Final well maintenance work is currently in progress to bring Kiliwanie North-1 on stream

Dublin-listed oil and gas firm Aminex has secured a further six month extension for the repayment of its $7.6 million corporate loan facility to allow(...)

Clouds of tear gas fill the air as demonstrators clash with French riot police at the Place de la Republique, Paris, on Sunday, November 29th. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

About 100 people have been detained after a major protest in Paris seeking a global climate deal turned violent, Paris’s police chief said. (...)

Architect Kunlé Adayemi: his design addresses urbanisation and environment issues

When architect Kunlé Adeyemi designed a floating school in Lagos, Nigeria – which captured global attention – it was a sort of homecoming for h(...)

Mohammed Emwazi, or ‘Jihadi John’: according to a school yearbook, he was a fan of Manchester United and the band S Club 7, and his ambition was to become a football player. Photograph: Site Intel Group/Reuters

He was neither a military commander nor a political leader in the so-called Islamic State (IS), but Mohammed Emwazi, or “Jihadi John”, was the most fa(...)

Amyan Macfadyen, who has died aged 94, was one of the most influential figures in ecology research and environmental education during the latter half (...)

The Eritrean national football team line up for a photo before the start of their October 13th World Cup qualifier in Francistown, Botswana. Ten of the squad’s players sought political asylum in the country after the game. Photograph: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/Getty Images

Botswana has granted asylum to a group of 10 Eritrean soccer players who sought refuge after playing in a World Cup qualifying match earlier this mont(...)