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 US president-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden: World leaders have phoned him to offer congratulations on his election win.  Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

Senior Democrats have lambasted Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the US presidential election, accusing him of undermining American dem(...)

Students for Schools Striking 4 Climate at the Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A group of secondary school students embarking on a national climate strike on March 15th have set out a series of initial demands – all of which are (...)

Martti Ahtisaari delivering the Iveagh House lecture at the Department of Foreign Affairs in   Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Growing isolationism in the US has left Europe a responsibility to assume a greater role on the world stage, former Finnish president and internationa(...)

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump is a bully and Ireland must stand up to bullies, according to former Irish president Mary Robinson. Speaking about Mr Trum(...)

A bunch of Fyffes bananas pictured outside the company’s head office in Dublin.  The  Irish fruit giant is to be acquired by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation in a deal which values the firm at €751 million. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

1789: Henry Fyffe leaves the family base in Perth, Scotland, to move to London to set up as a “grocer and tea dealer”. 1887: Edward Wathen Fyffe, Hen(...)

The Mary Robinson Centre is in Ballina, Co Mayo, the former president’s home town.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus.

The Mary Robinson Centre in the former president’s home town of Ballina, Co Mayo, is no vanity project as some, including UCD history professor Diarma(...)

This interview took place prior to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escape(...)

South Africans have gathered outside the house of  Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg to sign a board of condolence. Photograph: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

The South African president has announced plans for the State funeral of former president Nelson Mandela who died in his Johannesburg home last night (...)

Mary Robinson: strongly tipped for the post of UN special envoy to Africa’s troubled Great Lakes region

Former president Mary Robinson is strongly tipped for the post of UN special envoy to Africa ’s troubled Great Lakes re(...)