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Finns topped the UN’s happiness rankings. Photograph: Getty

Happy are the people of the Nordic nations, happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identica(...)

 St Peter’s in Rome:  grass roots faith practice  mirrors the early church when the first Judaic Christians started to draw together. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is a small, quiet revolution taking place within the Catholic Church right now that is not likely to please some. However, it has interesting po(...)

Vice-chair Maureen O’Sullivan TD and  chairman Brendan Smith TD during a report launch  of the Irish Aid Programme by the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legislation which would bind future governments into meeting Ireland’s foreign aid commitments should be introduced with all-party agreement, a member(...)

Brother Clohessy was head of St Augustine’s, a school for boys with special needs in Blackrock, Co Dublin, from 1970 until 1993, when he was relocated to Malawi. Photograph: Youtube

A charity has suspended its funding to the St John of God Order for a project in Malawi following allegations of child abuse against a former school p(...)

St John of God allegations: Br Aidan Clohessy was head of St Augustine’s School in Blackrock, Co Dublin

The St John of God order has said it has told the Garda Síochána about new allegations of child abuse against a former school principal who subsequent(...)

The TruTrade  platform is now being used in Uganda and Kenya, most recently to open up a direct European market for avocado farmers.

A cashless trading platform developed and operated by an Irish organisation is giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops whil(...)

Peter Mutharika, president of Malawi: been visiting parts of the country affected by the violence.  Photograph:  Riccardo Savi/Getty Images

Police in Malawi said they arrested 140 suspected members of vigilante mobs that have targeted people accused of vampirism, clamping down after a wave(...)

Manzi Joseph in Tramore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

When Manzi Joseph arrived in Ireland he was legally adult. However, at 18 years of age, he missed his family and struggled to settle into life in a di(...)

Tina Kisyombe, who came to Ireland from Malawi in 2015 and lives with her mother in direct provision.

On Wednesday morning Amani Balemba joined his school friends from CBS Westland Row secondary school in Dublin to collect his Leaving Cert results. Unl(...)

 Brother Donatus Forkan, the provincial of St John of God, at the organisation’s base in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The St John of God order, which has been embroiled in controversy over the millions in undisclosed payments it gave to its executives, has not ruled o(...)

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