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An elderly woman washes her belongings in the mud, in Chimanimani, Mozambique, earlier this week. An area of 394sq km had been flooded in the wake of a powerful cyclone. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Today’s news production cycle is measured not in days, hours or minutes, but in seconds. The lag between an event and its coverage has almost disappea(...)

 Ruth and Paul Morrissey pictured at the Four Courts for their  High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Two people who screened a Co Limerick woman’s smear slide for the MedLab laboratory in 2012, which came back as negative, have been withdrawn from the(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, with fellow MP Emma Little-Pengelly, after speaking to the media outside the Cabinet Office. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Theresa May will not put her Brexit deal to a vote at Westminster this week unless the DUP and hard-line Conservative Brexiteers agree to support it, (...)

The Chicago River as it winds its way through downtown after being dyed green. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

If you suffer from chlorophobia (fear of the colour green), downtown Chicago is not the place to be around St Patrick’s Day. But if you happen to be a(...)

Former Texas Congressman and Democratic party presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: The 46 year old offers the politics of feelings. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP

The heavens part. The light shines down. The rise in the oceans begins to slow. The world is once more bathed in the mystical glow of a messiah. Our r(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘We have to show some patience and give some space to the British prime minister.’ Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that if the UK seeks a lengthy extension to the Brexit process, it should be accompan(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parade in the US on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Children in Irish schools should be taught the national anthem, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, though he stopped short of calling for it to be manda(...)

The important people eat, the press simply look on.  Photograph:  Press Eye

When British forces invaded Washington in 1814, they didn’t just destroy many of the city’s finest buildings. No, there was the added insult of what (...)

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett stands before Cook County Circuit Court judge Steven Watkins  in Chicago, US. Photograph: E Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court to the charges accusing him of lying to police about being attacked in the city(...)

Don’t submit your first draft - and be sure to  leave time for the invaluable editing stage. Photograph: iStock

There is a myriad of things to consider when it comes to academic writing. In my work as academic writing tutor at Athlone Institute of Technology, I (...)

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