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Not long ago a woman got in touch with this page looking for help. She was planning to spend a portion of an inheritance on a once-in-a-lifetime holid(...)

 Sally O’Neill pictured at Áras An Uachtarain in March 2015 with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, a leading figure in the overseas development organisation Trócaire, after her death in a car crash in Guatem(...)

Baikal Ice Marathon participants run on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, in Russia. It is one of the world’s most grueling races: 26 miles amid cracking ice and shifting weather. Photograph: Emile Ducke/The New York Times

The ice rumbled and then shook underfoot. No one had warned Véronique Messina about that. Messina, a French speech therapist working in Cambodia, cam(...)

Celine Byrne (Madama Butterfly Cio-Cio-San) and Julian Hubbard (BF Pinkerton) in Irish National Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly with the RTE Concert Orchestra in Bord Gåis Energy Theatre 22 - 30 March and Cork Opera House April 4th and 5th. Photograph: Pat Redmond

I need a director to hate Lieutenant Pinkerton as fiercely as I do. Because Butterfly was only fifteen. After meeting and purchasing the child throug(...)

On two wheels in Hanoi: “There are five million motorbikes in the Vietnamese capital 2030.” Photograph: Getty Images

Like taking off your shoes inside and bottles of sweet chilli sauce on the dinner table, it seems that dodging and weaving through scooters and motorb(...)

Monks make their way to Angkor Wat, five kilometres north of  Siem Reap. It is hidden among forests. The temples took their place on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992

Born in Dublin and raised in Castleknock, Robina Hanley grew up beside the Phoenix Park, which she fondly refers to as her back garden. Robina moved t(...)

Teresa McCreery: “I have seen women give birth, in the most difficult of circumstances, and I remain in awe of women’s resilience in adversity.”

A bright moon is shining into my room in Kirkuk. The street traffic is quiet tonight, but I can hear the chant of prayers from the mosque, despite the(...)

Fiona Hyde on top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos. You can add that to the list of places she’s been

For me, one of the most surprising things about travelling is how boring some of the conversations you wind up having can be. With locals and fellow b(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured with the long-serving Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen. Photograph: University of Cambodia/Facebook

Populism grows when governments fail to engage with the “middle people,” the former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, told an audience in Cambodia recently. Add(...)

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

“What are you doing here?” A Burmese woman levels this question at me, a bemused expression on her face, on the three-hour circle train that loops aro(...)

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