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People recovering  their belongings in Manica province, central Mozambique,  after the passage of  cyclone Idai. Photograph:    EPA/Andre Catueira

The Irish Embassy in Maputo is to provide €400,000 to the relief effort to help people in Mozambique after a cyclone killed hundreds and left thousand(...)

 People recover their belongings after the passage of Cyclone Idai in Matarara, Sussudenga district, central Mozambique on Wednesday. Photograph: Andre Catueira/EPA

Mozambique, which was hit by Cyclone Idai over the weekend, is trying to rescue people from vast and deadly flooding. It has declared a state of emerg(...)

People on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. Photograph: Rick Emenaket/AFP/Getty Images

Aid workers are trying to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops against rapidly rising waters after a cyclone unleashed devastating(...)

A man stands next to the wreckage of cars washed up by floods in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, after the area was hit by cyclone Idai. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the poten(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney during the Government’s launch of A Better World, February 28th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A ban on the use of Irish government aid money to fund abortion services in developing countries is likely to be set aside as a consequence of the cha(...)

Ellie Kisyombe is a candidate for the Social Democrats in the upcoming local elections. FIle photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Social Democrats party is in crisis after its party chairman and vice-chair resigned in protest over the controversy surrounding local election ca(...)

Local election candidate Ellie Kisyombe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Social Democrats said it would not be fair to comment on the asylum claim of its local election candidate Ellie Kisyombe, after a Sunday newspaper(...)

Tana French: the Irish crime author’s new novel is The Wych Elm. Photograph: Tom Honan

When the Irish crime writer got a rave from the US master, it took her literary journey full circle A few years ago, the crime writer Tana Frenc(...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

After almost a decade in direct provision Ellie Kisyombe feels she’s still a nobody in Ireland, with no say about her life. There are two versio(...)

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