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The donations, the alliance says, will go towards food, water and medical care, as well as providing soap, masks and “vital information” to prevent the spread of the virus. Photograph: iStock

Six of Ireland’s leading international charities have formed a new alliance to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and assist some of the most vulnera(...)

 Smoke rises from the houses of Rohingya Muslims during military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in a photograph taken   in Teknaff, Bangladesh in September 2017. Photograph:  Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The two soldiers confess their crimes in a monotone, a few blinks of the eye their only betrayal of emotion: executions, mass burials, village obliter(...)

Rohingya migrants look on following their arrival by boat in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia. Photograph: Rahmat Mirza/AFP via Getty Images

Almost 300 Rohingya migrants believed to have been at sea for up to six months landed in Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Monday, Indonesian author(...)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) inspecting coronavirus vaccine trials and production facilities during his visit at the state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma in Bandung, Indonesia. Photograph: EPA/Indonesian presidential palace handout

China’s Sinovac Biotech launched a late-stage human trial on Tuesday that will involve as many as 1,620 patients in Indonesia for a Covid-19 vaccine c(...)

John Hume on the Walls of Derry, spring 1998. Photograph: Pacemaker

In Mickey Bradley’s book Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone, the bass player reveals that without Derry Credit Union, set up by John Hume in 1960,(...)

Flood protection barrier at Laytown beach, Co Meath. Photograph: iStock

Coastal flooding across the world is set to rise by almost 50 per cent due to climate change in the next 80 years, endangering many millions of people(...)

Damien Bligh, Neill McCabe and Stephen O’Reilly of Grown Clothing: “Our aim with Grown was to create a high-quality, low-impact brand producing beautifully designed, Irish, affordable clothing.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From the early 1970s, Ireland’s indigenous clothing industry began to falter. Locally made, everyday wear went into a steep decline and most of the co(...)

Supermarket workers: the pandemic unemployment benefit was more than some of these workers were paid ordinarily.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Pope Francis, in a recent address, referred to “a pandemic of poverty” throughout the world. Almost 15 per cent of the world’s population live in extr(...)

 A man rows his banana raft in flood water near his partially submerged house in Morigaon district of Assam, India on Saturday. Photograph:   EPA/STR

Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, wit(...)

Members of the public wearing face masks   in Dublin’s city centre. File photograph: Collins

Significant numbers of people identified as close contacts of confirmed cases of coronavirus are refusing to present for testing, a briefing of the Na(...)

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