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Albert Bello: ‘It [regularisation] was a dream come true. It changed a lot of lives instantly, we had the trust to say it’s finally going to happen now.’   Photograph: Tom Honan

Albert Bello had only been living in Dublin a few weeks when his plans to spend a year studying abroad in Ireland fell apart. He and more than 200 ot(...)

Harrison Gardner at work in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Harrison Gardner is on a mission to get people back in touch with their inner builder. Since 2017 the Australian has been living in the west of Irelan(...)

Mozambiques president Filipe Nyusi (left) and Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema (right) at the Southern African Development Community Heads of State Extraordinary summit on the state of security in Mozambique at the Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe on January 12th.  Photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty

The two international forces helping Mozambique to tackle an Islamist insurgency in its northern provinces need to better co-ordinate their operations(...)

France also announced 290 new Covid deaths, the highest one-day toll since early May. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

France reported a record high of 179,807 new confirmed coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period on Tuesday, one of the highest one-day tallies worldwide (...)

Patients queue prior to being vaccinated in Uganda, one of the countries which received aid from Ireland in 2020. File photograph: Luke Dray/Getty

Ireland contributed over €150million to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic in developing countries, as part of a global response to Covid-19 in(...)

Members of the Justice for the Undocumented campaign outside Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Delighted undocumented migrants who gathered at Government Buildings in Dublin on Friday said the new scheme would “change our lives”. Many spoke of (...)

Unused check-in counters due to cancelled flights at South Africa’s OR Tambo International Airport as restrictions on international flights from the country start to take effect. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

A World Health Organisation official has said 24 countries may have reported cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, which was first identified (...)

Travel restrictions have been reintroduced in a push to contain a new strain of Covid. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Travel restrictions have been reintroduced in a push to contain a new strain of Covid as the World Health Organisation yesterday designated the “Omicr(...)

A woman searches for materials to rebuild her home after the passage of Cyclone Idai, in Beira City, central Mozambique in 2019. Extreme weather events are expected to become more regular due to climate change. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA

Ireland’s promise to double to €225 million its funding for poorer countries to tackle climate change falls short of its “fair share” according to Oxf(...)

A child gets a malaria vaccination at Yala Sub-County hospital, in Yala, Kenya. - World Health Organization (WHO) approved using the malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, on children between 5-month to 5-year old in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts with moderate to high malaria. Photograph: Brian Ongoro/AFP via Getty Images

When babies are born in western Kenya, where malaria is rife, many mothers are sent home from the hospital with one all-important baby gift: a bed net(...)

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