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Syrian family Zuhair Fakir, his wife Angham and their daughter Lorca, who were selected for resettlement from Lebanon as part of the State’s pilot community sponsorship programme and now live in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly/UNHCR

Ireland has been named the first ever winner of an international award for promoting community sponsorship as means of providing housing to refugee fa(...)

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Quito on Monday following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices following the authorities’ decision to scrap subsidies. Photograph: Rodrigo Bundia/AFP via Getty Images

Ecuador’s government has decamped from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil after five days of violent protests over fuel price rises(...)

Ireland players leave the pitch following their defeat to Japan. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty

Ireland’s devastating defeat at the hands of Japan was a long time coming, for both teams. In awarding the Rugby World Cup to Japan, World Rugby had (...)

Charles Moore: Herself Alone (Allen Lane £35), the third volume of Moore’s authorised biography of Thatcher, is published this week. Photograph:  David Levenson/Getty Images

At their annual conference in Manchester this week, the Conservative Party promised to flood the National Health Service with cash, hire 20,000 new po(...)

Emma Barnett: ‘If men were tasked with producing the next generation, I think everyone would have a gynaecologist.’ Photograph:  David M Benett/Getty

In broadcaster Emma Barnett’s book Period. It’s About Bloody Time, she offers an exhaustive – not to mention exhausting – compendium of the ways perio(...)

Greta Thunberg and 15 other children have filed a complaint with the UN alleging five of the world’s major economies have violated their human rights. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty

UN secretary general António Guterres has declared the first global summit on climate action a success in generating better momentum to meet the criti(...)

New Zealand would have returned to the summit with a win over South Africa regardless of how Ireland did against Scotland.

New Zealand returned to the top of the world rankings after their opening World Cup victory over South Africa ended Ireland’s two-week stay at the su(...)

Gael Fickou of France is tackled during the Pool C game between France and Argentina in Tokyo. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Argentina 21 France 23 France survived by riding their luck as much as Camille Lopez’s 70th minute drop goal separated these old rivals in a calamito(...)

Incoming  EU commissioner for trade  Phil Hogan: argues that the Mercosur treaty will be the first real leverage the EU has on Brazil’s government over its policies in the Amazon. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The loss of Amazon forest between 1990 and 2016 now totals some 1.3 million square kilometres, at a rate equivalent to 800 football pitches an hour, T(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

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