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Secondary schools have reported shortages of STEM, modern foreign languages, Irish and home economics teachers.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Thirty four primary and secondary school teachers from 17 countries will graduate on Thursday after completing a six-month bridging programme to teach(...)

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, arrives to mediate in the political crisis that has followed after the overthrow of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

Ethiopia’s prime minister sought to mediate Sudan’s political crisis on Friday, urging military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise “bravery” i(...)

The UN’s refugee agency wants to resettle 2,500 refugees and migrants, currently in Libya, this year, a small percentage of those asking for it. Photograph: Zoubei Souissi/Reuters

Refugees in Libya who were told this week they are to be given passage to Italy have expressed concern for those left behind in detention centres. On(...)

Connemara cool: Paula and Peter Vine surrounded by lavender on their rooftop terrace. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

PETER AND PAULA VINE’S EXTENDED CLIFDEN COTTAGE BLENDS INTO THE LANDSCAPE WHILE PROVIDING AN INSPIRING LOOKOUT POINT FROM ITS SHELTERED ROOFTOP TERR(...)

Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces evacuate a family in the al-Swani area of Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah

It was night when the baby girl came into the world, in a big hall surrounded by hundreds of refugees and migrants cowering with fear, as fighting bet(...)

An asylum seeker who died on Tuesday was from Eritrea and had been living at the accommodation  centre at the Hazel Hotel, in Monasterevin, Co Kildare for more than six months. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Justice is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of an asylum seeker whose body was found near a direct provision centre(...)

Child refugees in Sabaa detention centre in Libya. MSF says it has found “alarming” rates of acute malnutrition in the centre in southeast Tripoli

Children are among those severely malnourished at a detention centre in Libya, where hundreds of refugees and migrants have been locked up, many for m(...)

Patrick Fedigan  claims  the Minister for Defence, Ireland and the Attorney General were negligent and in breach of their duty towards him on grounds including he was not a suitable person to be prescribed Larium. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former soldier’s damages action against the State over health problems allegedly suffered as a result of being prescribed the anti-malaria drug Lari(...)

John Quindos, who lost his wife, his daughter and her three children in the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crash. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

John Quindos wailed and hyperventilated so violently that officials rushed him to a first-aid station. Then, as the magnitude sunk in, he lost his voi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits  some of the stores in the redistribution centre in the Mai Aini refugee centre in Northern Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said his first visit to a refugee camp had changed his perspectives on the issue but also argued it would still be mistaken(...)

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