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Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference next to his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16th, following his release from prison. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Maria Chin Abdullah has faced death threats, detention without trial in solitary confinement and numerous police investigations, as she campaigned aga(...)

Myint Soe and his son use centuries-old methods to catch fish on Inle Lake. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Since 6am Myint Soe and his son have been fishing aboard their long-tail boat. It looks as though it’s been a good morning – between their feet lie ab(...)

Detained Myanmar journalist Kyaw Soe Oo  is escorted by police to a court   in Yangon on Wednesday. Photograph:  Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP/Getty Images

A judge in Myanmar declared on Wednesday that a witness who said two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were framed by police was c(...)

New To The Parish author Sorcha Pollak, centre, with James and Ellen Baker; Maisa al-Hariri Azeez Yusuff;  Chandrika Narayanan Moham; and George Labbad, all of whom tell their story of moving to Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I can’t remember the first time I heard the word “refugee”. It was a term I was always aware of growing up, a label intricately connected to my own fa(...)

 A Rohingya refugee carrying a child looks at the full moon at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, late last year. File photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Myanmar on Saturday repatriated what it said was the first Rohingya family from nearly 700,000 refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, after months of f(...)

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg  took personal responsibility Tuesday for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an ‘arms race’ against Russian disinformation during a high stakes face-to-face with US lawmakers. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

In Walt Disney’s Fantasia, the apprentice Mickey Mouse bashfully hands back the sorcerer’s hat after failing to stop a troupe of magic broomsticks fro(...)

Oliver Loomes and Colin O’Brien of Diageo consider a new urban quarter at  St James’s Gate in the Liberties. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Property players Harcourt, Hines, Quintain, Oxley and U&I are vying for a place on a shortlist to develop part of the Guinness brewery as a new ur(...)

I can hear Sorcha pleading with Honor in the kitchen. She’s going, “Dorling, please, do it for me?” But Honor’s like, “What port of in your focking d(...)

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