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Hundreds of people pray and celebrate during a peace rally an hour after Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe was officially recalled as party leader of the ruling Zanu PF party, in Harare. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected (...)

Fadielah Moses: “We didn’t study seven years to become a doctor, but we dress, we feed, we give medication, we give companionship, we hold their hand and reassure them that everything is ok, they don’t have to be scared.”

Migrant care workers have called for the State to acknowledge their role in looking after Ireland’s elderly and most vulnerable. The workers say reg(...)

Robert Mugabe: The military leaders who have taken over have not yet deposed him from the presidency and have promised to keep him and his family safe. Photograph: Reuters

Robert Mugabe President Robert Mugabe, at 93, is the oldest head of state in the world. Once thought of as a liberation hero and potential nation bu(...)

Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Dublin Zoo welcomed the latest addition to its African Plains section with the birth of a male southern white rhinoceros calf named Chaka on Sunday. (...)

This screengrab from Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation  shows Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe with  Gen Constantino Chiwenga and South African envoys at State House in Harare. Photograph:  ZBC/AFP/Getty Images

A smiling president Robert Mugabe has been pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe’s military chief a day after the Zimbabwean army seized power in the c(...)

Jonathan Sexton and Tadhg Furlong of Ireland tackle Siya Kolisi of South Africa during last Saturday’s Guinness Series match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

“Attack is the secret of defence; defence is the planning of an attack.” Chinese general Sun Tzu, credited by historians as the author of the book The(...)

Jenny Egan  winning a bronze medal at the Senior Canoe Marathon World Championships in  South Africa in September 2017. Photograph: Brendon Orpwood

Her 2017 work isn’t quite done. After a two-week break following the end of her competitive season, Jenny Egan now heads in to her winter training pro(...)

The French delegation reacts as France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, during a ceremony in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/AFP/Getty Images

The failure of fellow Celts Wales and Scotland to support the Irish 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is believed to have been critical in Ireland losing out t(...)

Ireland’s poor third-place showing in the contest to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was an embarrassing reversal. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s elimination in the first round of the process to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 did not come as a surprise, given the independent technica(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: “This development positions Belgard Castle at the centre of the group.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Building materials giant CRH is planning to build a state-of-the-art education centre for the group at its headquarters in Dublin, which is expected t(...)

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