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The carcass of a dead camel in Nayuu, northern Kenya. Pastoralist people are seeing their animals perish because of a lack of water and grazing due to the prolonged drought. Photograph: David O’Hare/Trócaire

Violent storms, droughts and wildfires regularly hit our news screens but the effect that climate change is having on our health, and how that will im(...)

Conor O’Shea: “They [Ireland] have belief in that there is a benchmark, as these players have beaten New Zealand. But I think the All Blacks are an unbelievable rugby team.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

At the beginning of the end of Italy’s waylaid World Cup campaign, a South African journalist suggested trickery on behalf of their head coach. “Unco(...)

From Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2014), a film based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only man ever deported from Ireland.

In 1943 the Minister of Pensions received a letter from a German prisoner of war camp franked with a swastika. The letter was from William Coman, a (...)

Margaret Attwood and Bernardine Evaristo, joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize. Photographs: Getty Images

The literary world was taken by surprise tonight when the Booker Prize for 2019 was awarded to two books focusing on the experiences of women in socie(...)

Crosscare report said those who return to Ireland in crisis generally face a great deal of stress and physical and psychological burnout.  File  photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

More protection is needed for emigrants returning to Ireland in vulnerable circumstances such as domestic violence, homelessness and illness, a new re(...)

A woman waves a fishermen’s flag ahead of the Fiji and Uruguay match  in Kamaishi last month. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Takeshi Nagata scrolls through his phone, checking forecasts. His face turns pensive. It’s a crystalline autumn Wednesday lunchtime in Tohoku, Japan’s(...)

Elbow room: Giants of All Sizes is  a departure from the band’s last few records

It’s a sunny day in Manchester and Guy Garvey is in a good mood. He’s just come from rehearsals with Elbow at their Salford base, Blueprint Studios, w(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump. The US has lost its top spot in the World Economic Forum’s annual competitiveness report. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA

The US dropped from the top spot in the World Economic Forum’s annual competitiveness report, losing out to Singapore. Hong Kong, the Netherlands an(...)

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer (R) and Canadian prime minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau gesture to each other as they both respond during the Federal Leaders Debate. Photograph: Sean Kilpatrick/AFP

The leading candidate to replace Justin Trudeau as Canada’s prime minister attacked him during the second debate of the campaign, calling him a phoney(...)

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