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The departing papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in early 2018. Photograph: Tom Honan

One of the most influential if low-key papal nuncios to serve in Ireland will leave shortly for Prague following the Vatican announcement of his appoi(...)

Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Fresh. Image courtesy of Sundance Institute

Daisy Edgar-Jones – looking increasingly like Anne Hathaway – stars in this proudly silly, wildly entertaining dating horror-thriller. The Normal Peo(...)

Though it is seldom publicised, Ireland’s military non-alignment has already been stretched, both through our EU membership and bilateral co-operation with Nato. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was roundly condemned in the Dáil last week, but the unanimity on that masked divides about Ireland’s neutrality and its (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the war in Ukraine and Russia’s behaviour ‘illustrates is the degree to which Europe is vulnerable’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s participation in any European common defence initiative would require a referendum but neutrality is a “policy issue that can change at any (...)

French President Emmanuel Macron  is determined not to replicate the US rout from Afghanistan last August. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/AP

President Emmanuel Macron bridled when a journalist asked him if France’s departure from Mali signified failure. Absolutely not, Macron said. “What wo(...)

Falmata Bulama (30) has been displaced for seven years and her children have nothing to eat. Photograph: Sally Hayden

“We ran. That was how I survived and got to this place,” says Tijani Umara, a 65-year-old who fled the Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram seven years (...)

Guinea-Bissau’s president, Umaro Sissoco Embaló delivering a speech. Photograph: Aliu Embaló/AFPTV/AFP via Getty

At least six people were killed during a failed coup in Guinea-Bissau, during which perpetrators attempted to overthrow President Umaro Sissoco Embaló(...)

Falmata Mustapha earns barely enough money to survive. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Ibrahim was still a teenager when Boko Haram took over his town, its fighters raging through the streets he had grown up on, slitting the throats of h(...)

A man crosses through burning barricades in central  Ouagadougou on Sunday. Photograph: Olympia de Maismont/AFP via Getty Images

Burkina Faso’s army said on Monday it had ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, suspended the country’s constitution, dissolved the government (...)

Flooding in Fangak County, Jonglei state, in South Sudan. Photo Credit: African Development Aid/Christian Aid

The costs associated with extreme weather events exacerbated by global warming continued to escalate during 2021 while the world’s poorest countries o(...)

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