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Actor and founder of J/P Haitian Relief Organisation Sean Penn presents the  2014 Front Line Defenders Award to Noozia Faridi of women’s rights group SAWERA  in Dublin’s City Hall. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin’s City Hall erupted in cheers and claps this morning as actor Sean Penn presented the award for the top human rights defender to a Pakistani(...)

Conor Fox: “We can calculate the level of greenhouse gas emissions saved from entering the atmosphere each year when one of their new fuel-efficient stoves is used”

Repeated encounters with the aftermath of extreme natural disasters in South America set Conor Fox on the road to acquiring the skills he neede(...)

Supporters of presidential candidate Xiomara Castro shout slogans during a protest in Tegucigalpa on Monday. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

The conservative ruling party candidate, Juan Hernandez, has won Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras after campaigning on a promise to tame ram(...)

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins told El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes that the Irish people knew well from the Northern Ireland peace process of the need “to understand the tasks of ethical memory”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has drawn parallels between the conflicts in El Salvador and Northern Ireland on his first visit to the Latin American cou(...)

 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(...)

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December, pledging to reduce violence linked to drug cartels in the country, which had soared under his predecessor, Felipe Calderon. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Seventy-three suspected kidnap victims were rescued in northern Mexico near the border city of Reynosa after police followed their alleged captors to (...)

Several years ago Tesco looked at the shelves of fresh prawns in M&S and decided it would have a bit of that action. In the early days, it struggled to match its more upmarket rival, but in recent times the chain has upped its game, and while its crustaceans may not be as nice, they are close and a whole lot cheaper. These plain king prawns have a nice meaty texture, a pleasing saltiness, and are of a good size, too. We’d highly recommend them.  Verdict: Prawn starStar rating: *****

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Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has announced its involvement in the development of $1.4 billion of wind and solar projects in Chile. Photograph: Reuters.

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has announced its involvement in the development of $1.4 billion of wind and solar projects in Chile. (...)

Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD with his proposal to introduce standardised/plain packaging of tobacco products, which was approved by the Government. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times  Minister for Health Dr James Reilly pictured earlier this week announcing  his proposal to introduce new packaging for tobacco products without branding. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES.

RONAN McGREEVY Minister for Health James Reilly has recalled his brother’s death from smoking and his father, who was blind for the last 14 years of h(...)

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