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A general view over smoke from fires in the Amazon rainforest covering the city of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil, on August 16th. Photograph: Roni Carvalho/EPA

Brazil’s nationalist president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday his government lacked the resources to fight and investigate wildfires in the Amazon af(...)

A tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 20th, 2019. Photograph: Bruno Kelly/Reuters

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research centre INPE(...)

And baby came too: Mini festival goer at last year’s Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I’ve always thought children at music festivals represent the worst of every possible world: a three-day whingefest for the children; an expensive, mu(...)

Ireland: derelict cottage with garage near Ballymote

Eamon Scanlon Auctioneers is seeking €25,000 for this derelict cottage (above) with attached garage in Kilcreevin, Ballymote, Co Sligo. Ita(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro speaks to army general Luiz Eduardo Ramos Baptista Pereira: the generals have been serially humiliated by the president and his sons. Photograph: Fernando Souza/AFP/Getty

For men steeped in grand strategy, the generals who agreed to serve in the administration of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro increasingly (...)

Irish writer Patrick Holloway with his daughter in Brazil.

I have no idea how someone has the courage to consciously decide to move abroad, as I’ve never been able to do that. It was something that just seemed(...)

A chavist supporter holds a sign that reads “Out of Venezuela. Trump will not pass” during the “march for the peace and unity of the peoples” on July 27th in Caracas. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA

US president Donald Trump has announced a near total economic embargo on Venezuela in an effort to force president Nicolás Maduro out of office. Mr T(...)

Jonathan Coelho (28), with an address in Duleek, Co Meath and Federico Carvalho (29), with an address on the South Circular Road, Dublin appeared before Dublin District Court on Friday morning.

Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with a garda being dragged down a street in Dublin while hanging out the window of a moving car. (...)

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro: Keeps the part in his hair, like his politics, on the far right. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters

Tension has risen between Paris and Brasilia after Brazil’s populist nationalist president Jair Bolsonaro snubbed French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le(...)

As the State’s economy reaches full employment, the role of migrants in filling jobs becomes more important. Photograph: iStock

The jobs boom has been the clearest evidence of the economic recovery, with the numbers at work now comfortably exceeding the peak of the previous boo(...)

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