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St John of God allegations: Br Aidan Clohessy was head of St Augustine’s School in Blackrock, Co Dublin

The St John of God order has said it has told the Garda Síochána about new allegations of child abuse against a former school principal who subsequent(...)

Three ibises in flight  on Wednesday at Bunihinly Bog, Co Westmeath. Photograph:  David Fallon

A number of rare African birds have ditched warmer climes and have taken up residence in Ireland’s deepest, dankest low-lying bogs. According to Bord(...)

Migrants at a  camp in Calais as French president Emmanuel Macron visited the region this week. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May is to pledge tens of millions of pounds to strengthen Britain’s border controls in France as she hosts talks with p(...)

US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Carmel Stelzner: ‘Trump’s assertion that Norwegians would be desirable immigrants didn’t land as a huge complement here’ Reports of Donald Trump’s da(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14th, 2018. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said on Sunday night he was “not a racist” and insisted that the derogatory comment attributed to him during an Oval Office (...)

Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King Centre president Isaac Newton Farris in the White House on Friday before the US president signed a proclamation to honour Martin Luther King Day. Photograph: EPA

An alleged description of African and other countries as “shitholes” by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the US president appeared to (...)

The number of passengers carried through Dublin by Ethiopian Airlines has grown by 37 per cent over the past three years.

The first airline to use the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Ireland, Ethiopian Airlines, is celebrating carrying its millionth passenger through Ireland n(...)

Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with a little theatrical shiver. The actor may have perfected glacial onscreen manners – think Fiona, the snooty friend(...)

The signing ceremony between the Malaysian government and Ocean Infinity Limited at the Transport Ministry building, in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Wednesday. Photograph: Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a US seabed exploration firm up to $50 million (€42m) if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH(...)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan with his wife, Suchi, and their children Maya and Meera at their home in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Ramakrishnan Ramanathan arrived in Ireland in 2007 he did not experience culture shock. He grew up in Mumbai and then spent his teenage years in (...)

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