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Rose of Tralee: the joy is that no hint of modernity is allowed. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The Rose of Tralee turns 60 this year. And hasn’t she weathered it well! Doesn’t she have the look of a woman half her age! Maybe this is the year one(...)

A youth  sells firewood in Mabvuku, Harare, Zimbabwe, as power cuts continue. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli

Millions of people in Zimbabwe are on the verge of “starvation”, according to the United Nations, which is seeking $331.5 million (€295 million) in ai(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, an asylum seeker who ran as a local election candidate for the Social Democrats this year, says she has been granted leave to remain in Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Ellie Kisyombe, an asylum seeker who ran as a local election candidate for the Social Democrats this year, says she has been granted leave to remain i(...)

The Commercial Inn, Rathdowney, Co Laois. Most locals said they were not opposed to the accommodation centre but would have appreciated some advance notice.  Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

On the road leading into Rathdowney, just before the Co Laois town’s large market square, sits a whitewashed building with a bright red door called th(...)

Breda Gahan when she was a staff nurse at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, in 1987

It was not easy being young in the late 1980s and seeing young people die from Aids and HIV, which was a new virus in Ireland at the time. I was a ne(...)

A woman shades her head from the heat of the sun during food distribution in Mogadishu’s Shingani district in Somalia. Photograph: Abdirazak Hussein Farah/AFP/Getty Images

Climate-change-related drought in Somalia could put 2.2 million people at risk of starvation this year, according to the United Nations. Justin Brady(...)

  Malawi’s president Peter Mutharika salutes   arrives last month at  the launch of his Democratic Progressive Party’s  manifesto and election campaign at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe. Photograph: Getty Images

Malawi’s president Peter Mutharika has narrowly won re-election with 38 per cent of the votes in last week’s polls, the electoral commission has decla(...)

 A woman and children harvesting  groundnuts in Malawi. More than 50%  of the country’s  18 million people live below the poverty line, making it the fourth poorest country in the world. Photograph: Getty Images

Corruption, poverty and the economy are at the forefront of citizens’ minds ahead of Malawi’s “three-horse race” elections set to take place next week(...)

Front Line Defenders executive director Andrew Anderson said that work of transgender human rights defenders in particular should be recognised ‘in light of the targeted violence and backlash they face’.

Five LGBTI+ campaigners facing “severe threats for their peaceful activism” have been awarded the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award by the Dublin-based (...)

Seahorse Aquariums managing director Kealan Doyle: ‘It was really tough as I slept on the floor of this industrial unit every weeknight for two years, while my wife and daughter were in Connemara.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

There are not many shops in the country that refuse a sale, but at Seahorse Aquariums “we refuse more fish than we sell, as we need to see their tank (...)

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