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KeepAppy co-founders Aimée-Louise Carton and  Will Ben Sims, and Carton’s dog, Aura.

“I called a helpline. It wasn’t with the intention for them to save me, because I really didn’t think they could. I just wanted to have the call logge(...)

Bentiu Refugee Camp, South Sudan, by Brian Maguire

“I have had a policy of going to places where there’s no queue,” says Brian Maguire. “Prisons, Damascus and so on . . .” The artist has pulled into t(...)

  Former US president Bill Clinton and Irish businessman Denis O’Brien shake hands at the Concern Worldwide 50 years Tackling Extreme Poverty Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In 1968, John O’Loughlin Kennedy, his wife and a legion of like-minded volunteers launched an appeal to help hungry Biafrans in west Africa who were s(...)

 Frances O’Keeffe, one of  Concern’s longest-serving volunteers and a board member of the 50-year-old humanitarian group. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

Frances O’Keeffe, a public health nurse, has lost count of the number of times she has gone overseas with Concern Worldwide, helping the world’s poor (...)

A Maasai man passes near a zebra carcass near Isinya in Kenya. Photograph: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

Two-thirds of the uncultivated arable land in the world is to be found in Africa. Yet the continent is a net food-importer to the tune of €35 billion (...)

Wu Gan, a blogger better known by his online name “Super Vulgar Butcher”, plans to appeal the eight-year sentence handed down by the Tianjin Municipality’s No 2 Intermediate People’s Court, his lawyer said. File photograph: From Youtube video

China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a gover(...)

Fr Jack Finucane  at the opening of an exhibition of Ethiopian photographs in 1995. Photograph: David Sleator

Among the metaphorical badges of honour pinned to Jack Finucane’s breast by those who knew him and served with him, was the virtue of wisdom, said to (...)

Fr Jack Finucane who helped to set up the aid agency Concern  and continued to work with the organisation under 2002.

Fr Jack Finucane, the Limerick-born priest who played a leading role for decades in one of Ireland’s largest aid agencies, Concern has died unexpected(...)

Bishop Eamonn Casey at the papal youth Mass in Galway in 1979. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Along with his mitre, Bishop Eamonn Casey wore many other hats during his career. He was said to have been perturbed when appointed a young bishop of (...)

Kay O’Loughlin Kennedy:  January 20th, 1939-December 4th, 2016

Kay O’Loughlin Kennedy, co-founder with her husband John of the NGO that is now known as Concern Worldwide, has died aged 77. “By opening her door and(...)

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