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Engineers Without Borders Ireland director Declan Alcock: “Some of the barriers we found included an initial ban on international NGOs participating in reconstruction projects.”

Minutes before noon on April 25th, 2015, Siobhán Kennedy and her partner were about to enjoy a cup of tea and some cake, when their fifth-floor apartm(...)

Mount Gurja, Nepal. Photograph: Daniel Prudnek/iStock

At least seven mountaineers were killed after their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal was hit by a storm, police said on Saturday, in the coun(...)

Nepali activists demand justice after the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, in Kathmandu on August 25th. Photograph: Dipen Shrestha/AFP/Getty

Low between the hills that surround the Kathmandu valley, the lush green landscape around Nepal’s capital belies a troubling debate taking place in th(...)

Diarrhoea is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, nausea and cramps and, sometimes, by fever

Few diseases have attracted such a wide range of euphemisms as traveller’s diarrhoea. The “runs” and gippy tummy are some of the milder monikers. Some(...)

People attend a vigil for the victims of the US-Bangla plane crash  in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

A Bangladeshi airline said on Tuesday its two pilots aboard the plane that crashed in Nepal killing 49 people had both received special training to la(...)

Smoke rises after a passenger plane travelling from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. At least 49 people are confirmed dead. Photograph: Bishnu Sapkota/AP

A passenger aircraft coming from Bangladesh slammed into an empty field and erupted in flames just beyond the runway at the airport in Nepal’s capital(...)

Black Friday deals and discounts A host of travel specialists are offering flash sales to coincide with Black Friday, which falls this Friday, Novemb(...)

 Mount Everest (background) and the Nupse-Lohtse massif (foreground) are seen from the village of Tembuche in the Kumbh region of north-eastern Nepal. Photograph: AFP

Two more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll on the world’s highest mountain in the past month to at least five amid mountainee(...)

A view of Camp II at night.

It was Friday 5th May and we were sitting in our mess tent having arrived back from a bit of “civilisation” at Gorak Shep. Tim Mosedale came in and to(...)

Rory McHugh at the poker table in 2006

What makes a former UCD graduate, turned banker, turned poker player and turned banker again, decide to spend the best part of €40,000 and three month(...)

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