The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, which Luxembourg’s MEP Charles Goerens says has brought shame on Europe, may finally create the impetus needed to end this rhetoric and initiate action. Photograph: Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

“Our world. Our dignity. Our future.” Written in bright, eye-catching colours, the European Year for Development slogan drapes across the courtyard of(...)

Ireland and Kenya have been appointed by the United Nations to lead international negotiations over the coming year on new international development targets - covering matters such as poverty and education - for the period to 2030. Photographed is a a student raising her hand in a primary school in Baghdad. Photograph: Ahmed Saad/Reuters.

Ireland and Kenya have been appointed by the United Nations to lead international negotiations over the coming year on new international development t(...)

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In the coming weeks more than 20 new Ambassadors will take up postings at Embassies around the world in one of Ireland’s biggest diplomatic reshuff(...)