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It can be hard to get it right at Halloween. On the one hand, fashioning a witch’s hat out of cardboard, and slashing a hole in a bin bag and calling (...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe. In August, former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey, chair of the charity’s board, wrote to the Minister  seeking an extra €140,000 in State funding, due to the “serious financial situation” facing the Irish Red Cross

State funding to the Irish Red Cross will be increased to nearly €1 million a year, to help prevent a financial crisis at the organisation. The deci(...)

The Republic ranks seventh in terms of the percentage of those who volunteer, ninth in the world in terms of the percentage of the population who donate to charity and 25th in terms of helping strangers. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe when it comes to charity giving and volunteering, according to new research. The Charities Aid Founda(...)

 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Photographs:  Lucas Jackson/Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney  said it would “probably be more popular politically” to spend overseas aid money on domestic needs. Photograph: Tom Honan

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has admitted he has a “tough time” at Cabinet when making the case for increased overseas deve(...)

About 80.4 per cent of HIV/Aids patients in China had received anti-virus treatment as of the end of last year. Photograph: EPA/Roman Pilipey

The number of people living with HIV and Aids in China has jumped by 14 per cent this year, health authorities reported, with more than 820,000 people(...)

Opened in November 2104, Wingabaw conservation camp north of Yangon in Myanmar has become home to six orphaned baby elephants. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Seeing a group of elephant calves up close, eyes calm and trunks playfully sniffing the ground and each other, their lives seem nothing but serene. Si(...)

Chit Suu Win, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, reacts after listening to the the verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Myo Kyaw Soe/Reuters

The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar is an outrageous attack on press freedom and another sign that the rule of law in the country is und(...)

Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive to listen to their verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Myat Thu Kyaw/Reuters.

A court in Myanmar on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of violating a colonial-era “official secrets” act, concluding a trial that fuelled (...)

UN investigators said on Monday that Myanmar’s army had carried out genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine state. Photograph:  Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

The Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the light of a United Nations report that said Myanmar’s military carried out mass (...)

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