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US president Donald Trump lifts up a little girl as he and first lady Melania Trump visit flood survivors of Hurricane Harvey at a relief centre in Houston, Texas,. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump visited a relief centre in Houston on Saturday to meet those affected by Storm Harvey, which triggered severe flooding in Te(...)

A malnourished child, Marwan Ahmad Mahyoub (10), sits at a special care centre where he receives rehabilitation exercises in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, on August 19th. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

After 2½ years of war, little is functioning in Yemen. Repeated bombings have crippled bridges, hospitals and factories. Many doctors and civil servan(...)

Leslie Buckley, the chairman of Haven Community Foundation, in Haiti.

Haven Community Foundation, an Irish charity co-founded by Irish businessman Leslie Buckley, spent more than €1.33 million on charitable causes in Hai(...)

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, is greeted by Cardinal Sean Brady on Monday. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The new papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo was greeted by former Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady on arrival at Dublin airport(...)

 A cholera-infected child receives treatment at a makeshift tent at a hospital in  Yemen. Photograph: EPA/Yahya Arhab

One million Yemeni children are at risk of dying from cholera due to the war and blockade in the country, according to the charity Save the Children. (...)

Goal finds itself in a better position today than when the merger talks began in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Merger talks between the aid agencies Goal and Oxfam Ireland have ended without a deal. The two organisations began formal negotiations in February (...)

‘The children come by foot, for many miles, on rocky, stony and often mucky surfaces with older children taking responsibility for younger ones, who give piggy-backs for speed or to cross the river.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Like so many others in Ireland of my vintage, I have became totally disillusioned with the Irish economy. I was almost at the stage of giving up ever (...)

Donncha O’Callaghan with his wife Jenny arriving at the wedding of Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman in 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It may not have been a great weekend for Munster, who were trounced in the final of the Guinness Pro12 by Llanelli Scarlets, but for one of the provin(...)

Cut off: Trump has stopped US funding for the UN Population Fund – even though it averted more than 3.7 million abortions last year alone. Photograph: Nicholas Kristof/NYT

When President Trump and his (male) aides sit at a conference table deciding to cut off money to women’s health programmes abroad, they call it a “pro(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen presents an Easter chicken to Senator Michelle Mulherin outside Leinster House. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

Hot on the heels of the cuckoo comes Rónán Mullen and his chickens. It is a sure sign that Easter is on the way when the Galway Senator arrives in Le(...)

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