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Sabina Higgins: expressed gratitude to the missionaries for their “outstanding contribution” in many countries throughout the world

Irish missionaries who have each served between 40 and 60 years abroad were honoured at a special awards ceremony in Dublin City Hall yesterday. An in(...)

Evon Brennan (left) and Rosemary Adaser of Call to Action Mixed Race Irish: want to reach out to other mixed-race ex-institution Irish.

A campaign has been launched for recognition of mixed-race survivors of institutional abuse who believe they suffered racism while in State care.Rosem(...)

Tullow Oil chief executive Aidan Heavey. “Our high-risk, high-impact exploration campaigns have delivered significant successes in Kenya and Norway, and we have a number of material well results due in the coming months,” Tullow said in an interim statement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tullow Oil said it was on track to reach record oil production levels this year as it predicted growth in its output would match previous years.The Ir(...)

Makeshift homes are erected by the poor under a Lagos flyover in the Nigerian capital. African countries have benefited over the past three years from investors’ hunger for yield due to ultra-loose monetary policies in the US, Japan and Europe. Photograph:  Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

The International Monetary Fund has for the first time warned that sub-Saharan African countries are becoming “increasingly vulnerable to global finan(...)

 Hull City’s Robbie Brady.  Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Hull manager Steve Bruce is expecting top-scorer Robbie Brady to make a quicker-than-expected return to action against Everton this weekend.Brady was(...)

Tito Mboweni, chairman of AngloGold, South Africa, speaking at the  Africa-Ireland Economic Conference in Dublin.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish and South African companies can benefit equally from the work being done to strengthen economic ties between the two countries, according to for(...)

The Afrobarometer study reveals that about 50 per cent of all the respondents reported they occasionally lacked access to food, clean water and medicine in 2012.

Despite sustained economic growth in Africa over the past decade, most governments across the continent have failed to reduce poverty levels among the(...)

Rescued migrants arrive onboard a coastguard vessel at the harbour of Lampedusa this morning. Photograph: Nino Randazzo/ASP/Reuters

More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lam(...)

Liquidator for IBRC Kieran Wallace (left).
Singer has his sights on long battle
  • Economy
  • September 19, 2013, 01:00

The emergence of Paul Singer’s Elliott Management as the force behind the latest attempt to stymie the winding up of IBRC will not have been greeted w(...)

Sara McMurray with  pupils in southeast Rajasthan, India. Students constituted 40 per cent of all volunteers from Ireland last year, while employed people made up 44 per cent, a new report reveals

The Irish have a long history of working in the developing world, but the typical overseas volunteer in 2013 is much more likely to be a student(...)

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