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The carcass of a dead camel in Nayuu, northern Kenya. Pastoralist people are seeing their animals perish because of a lack of water and grazing due to the prolonged drought. Photograph: David O’Hare/Trócaire

Violent storms, droughts and wildfires regularly hit our news screens but the effect that climate change is having on our health, and how that will im(...)

Irish businesses have grown exports of dairy products to Arab countries by 37 per cent to €140 million

Exports to Arab countries could more than double to almost €12 billion over the next 15 years, a new report says. The Republic sells goods and servic(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. The IMF said the self-inflicted wounds of the US and China’s trade war had created a ‘precarious’ economic situation. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

Global growth is set to fall this year to its slowest rate since the financial crisis, the IMF said on Tuesday, as it warned that the self-inflicted w(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

Ryan Smith, co-founder and chief executive of Qualtrics

US software company Qualtrics has said it plans to double its Irish workforce from 300 to over 700 “in the next few years”. The company, which captu(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending a 20-year conflict between his country and neighbouri(...)

Members of Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers protesting outside the Dáil in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Defence spent more than €6 million on personal injury settlements and legal costs last year, an increase of 90 per cent. It marked (...)

People walk through Balogun market in streets around Lagos Island. Lagos is the world’s 10th largest city with between 17 and 22 million people, although no-one seems to be counting. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty

Tech workers in Nigeria have launched a campaign calling on the police to stop arresting and “extorting” them, saying carrying a laptop is enough to h(...)

Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean in the city of Khoms, around 120 kilometres  east of Tripoli, Libya on Tuesday. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/AP

It’s nowhere near the 2015-16 migration spike, but the trans-Mediterranean flow of desperate refugees and asylum seekers continues remorselessly, whil(...)

One of a series of posters issued to coincide with Maths Week 2019. Available to download at mathsweek.ie

Maths Week, October 12th-20th, will see an unprecedented number of events across the island of Ireland, and marks the 200th anniversary of the birth (...)

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