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Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

Sally O’Neill ‘brought us to the rubbish dumps in San Salvador at 6am in the morning where the bodies of those murdered were dumped’, President Higgins recalled at the service. Photograph: Frank Miller

Trócaire aid worker Sally O’Neill was described as a “remarkable worker for justice” by President Michael D Higgins, at a memorial Mass in Maynooth, C(...)

Donald Trump speaks during a fundraising round-table in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has accused Latin American countries of sending criminals to the United States, vowing to increase US military presence at t(...)

 Sally O’Neill pictured at Áras An Uachtarain in March 2015 with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, a leading figure in the overseas development organisation Trócaire, after her death in a car crash in Guatem(...)

Abortion precondition runs counter to a doctor’s constitutional and human right to freedom of conscience, say bishops.

The Catholic bishops have expressed regret at pre-conditions for applicants in recent advertisements for medical posts at the National Maternity Hospi(...)

 Vodafone chief Nick Read (right) and Director General of GSMA Mats Granryd take part in a conference on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress   in Barcelona. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

It can be easy to get caught up in the madness of Mobile World Congress (MWC) and its promise of a beautiful tomorrow. If you want to see what the fu(...)

Women cry outside the children’s shelter Virgen de la Asuncion after a fire at the facility, 10km east of Guatemala City, in March 2017. Photograph:  Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

As fire swept through the classroom, the pleas from the 56 girls locked inside began to fade. Most were unconscious or worse by then, as an eerie sile(...)

 Guatemala’s president, Jimmy Morales, is backed by a powerful network of military and economic elites in seeking  to oust the UN-backed anti-impunity group Cicig. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

War criminals convicted of extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual slavery could soon walk free if Guatemalan lawmakers sanction a blanket amnesty (...)

Nayib Bukele, the winner of El Salvador’s presidential election, with his wife Gabriela de Bukele,   addresses   supporters in San Salvador on Sunday. Photograph: Jose Cabezas/Reuters

A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-pa(...)

Victims of the Colombian armed conflict mark International Human Rights Day in Bogotá in December 2018. Colombia and Mexico accounted for just over half of last year’s total of 321 deaths of human rights defenders globally, said the Front Line Defenders report. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

A record number of human rights defenders were murdered during 2018 in a year that saw global progress set back by a rise in populist right-wing polit(...)

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