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As travel slowly returns, Irish Times writers and readers recall trips that went horribly – and comically – wrong. As told to Conor Pope In the (...)

Family tree: Dipti Pandya and her daughter Leela O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the evening of Sunday, May 9th, 14-year-old Leela O’Reilly sat down at the computer with her mother, Dipti Pandya, and logged into Zoom to speak wi(...)

Lives Lost: Fr James (Jim) Delaney from Dublin, 1928-2021.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

President John Magufuli: called on  citizens for three days of prayer to defeat unnamed “respiratory diseases” amid warnings that the country is seeing a deadly resurgence in infections. Photograph: AP

Dorothy Gwajima, Tanzania’s health minister, held a Covid-19 press briefing this month that looked more like a cooking show. Brandishing a blender as(...)

A worker is seen at a Tullow Oil explorational drilling site in Lokichar, Kenya. File photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Total and Tullow Oil aim to reduce their stakes in Kenya’s first oil development with a joint sale that could see Tullow exit completely amid uncertai(...)

In a joint operation with Spanish police, Gardaí from the National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) arrested a man and a woman, aged 45 and 22, in north Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Garda Facebook

Gardaí say they have uncovered a sophisticated organised crime operation involving the forgery and sale of travel documents which are used by large nu(...)

At the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. Photograph: Fionn McCann

Ever been kissed by a giraffe? Well, I took the bit between my teeth so to speak at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, one of the city’s premier tourist d(...)

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Kenya plans discussions with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and EasyJet to begin flying to the East African nation famous for its beaches and safar(...)

Sisters Sisi and Elle Malindikin of Dual jewellery. Photograph: Fionn McCann

“We are not selling because this is African, it is because of good design, desirable, and worth wearing,” says Belfast-born Penny Winter, a former cos(...)

Tenerife, Canary Islands:  a high-end break at the Abama Ritz Carlton will set you back €2,600pps

The Beast from the East and Storm Emma really brought home what it is like to live on cold, wet, windy island and had us dreaming of some sun and sea.(...)

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