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Ireland’s 2001-2002 membership of the UN Security Council, dominated by the response to the 9/11 attacks, was the last time Ireland held one of its 10 non-permanent seats.

Richard Ryan, Ireland’s permanent representative at the United Nations, was preparing for the second week of the Irish month-long presidency of the UN(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar   in Brussels last week. He will be attending a series of events in New York on Monday marking the formal launch of Ireland’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.  Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Winning a seat on the UN Security Council would place Ireland “at the heart of UN decision-making on international peace, security and development,” T(...)

 An oil pump is seen operating in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas, US . Photograph: Ernest Scheyder/Reuters

Oil prices rose by more than 1 per cent in early Asian trading on Friday, pushed up by uncertainty over whether Opec would manage to agree a productio(...)

A supporter of the Fretilin  party shouts during a rally in Dili, Timor-Leste, ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday. Photograph: Lirio Da Fonseca/Reuters

In April 1999, when Indonesian troops burned down his family’s house and arrested his father in the rural town of Maliana in East Timor, Fidelis Magal(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Kianda founders Osvaldo and Derya Sousa have spent the last two years developing a cloud-based platform that enables users to easily build forms and workflows to streamline business operations.

There is some debate as to whether Albert Einstein actually defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, (...)

The Chinese Government is extending visa-free access to Hainan to make the destination more popular.

The annual list of the most expensive cities to do business in for 2018 was announced this week. New York, as ever, topped the list. However, three Sw(...)

Colin Murphy: worked with an aid agency in Angola

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse One night in the summer of 2001 I fou(...)

Sr Maura Lynch in the operating theatre in Uganda.

Victoria Coffey was 11 years old when her younger brother Alfred died. Her parents had already lost two children before Victoria’s birth and lost a ne(...)

 Hailemariam Desalegn: “I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy.” Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn suddenly resigned on Thursday in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of viole(...)

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