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 Chelsea Manning: released after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence for  releasing  classified military and diplomatic documents. Photograph: US army/AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea Manning, the army private who released a vast trove of US state secrets and was punished by the US military for months in penal conditions den(...)

“When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.” Manning stated during her 2013 trial.

What would you do if you uncovered something you knew to be profoundly wrong, something that the public had a right to know about but you weren’t supp(...)

The selfless and often lifelong work of Irish missionaries “has been a powerful expression of the vision of the church of the poor”, says President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JOE HUMPHREYS Governments need to move beyond “rhetorical gestures” and “modest” goals to tackle climate change and poverty, President Michael D Higg(...)

A man injured during protests against Shell’s inland gas refinery at  Bellanaboy, Co Mayo, in November 2006 is removed by ambulance. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The Queen’s University Belfast academic who exposed the South Yorkshire police handling of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster has suppor(...)

Former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday and journalist Gemma O’Doherty at the “Airing Erris”  seminar in Co Mayo yesterday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Former UN assistant secretary- general Denis Halliday has proposed establishing a citizens’ commission to investigate the Garda Síochána under the aeg(...)

A section of the Corrib gas line at Aughoose, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Shell to Sea has appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to raise the issue of policing the Corrib gas dispute with the Governme(...)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu:  called for urgent and comprehensive inquiry. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary gener(...)

Ed Vulliamy, who who has won awards for his reporting from Bosnia, the 9/11 attacks, Iraq and Mexico. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Journalism has been “infected” by “corporate public relations” and the media is part of a “seamless troika” involving governments and corporations,(...)