Namibia

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Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

Dirk Redman was found guilty by a Medical Council fitness to practice committee of disgraceful and dishonourable conduct

A doctor who exposed himself to a nurse and a teenage patient in two separate incidents has been struck off the medical register by the High Court. D(...)

Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Dublin Zoo welcomed the latest addition to its African Plains section with the birth of a male southern white rhinoceros calf named Chaka on Sunday. (...)

South Africa is having a resurgence in tourism traffic and starting to reappear on the honeymoon destinations list

Interest in, and traffic to, the African continent is steadily increasing from Ireland, particularly for business and honeymoons. Ethiopian Airways fl(...)

Photograph: Joseph Woods

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, where most travels around the country begin and end, has a slightly frontier feel. Wide boulevards, modern buildings(...)

The international branch of the ESB currently employs 725 across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Photograph: Getty Images

ESB International, a subsidiary of ESB, will recruit 150 professionals over the next three years. The recruitment drive comes on the back of €11 milli(...)

Parliament Buildings, Stormont. An idea in circulation is ‘joint authority’, which the SDLP endorsed in recent weeks as an alternative to direct rule from London. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Last Friday, British prime minister Theresa May went to Glasgow to affirm fidelity to an idea that has seldom looked shakier. Rejectin(...)

People watch on TV the screening of the start of the ICC  trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen who is facing  charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s first permanent war crimes court, the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 in The Hague, with 122 countries signing (...)

Harte scans the horizon for a herd: “There’s very little infrastructure there – we have to bring in our own water. But it’s funny how little you really need to be totally comfortable and happy.”

David Attenborough has a lot to answer for. I don’t even own a kitten, and yet I struggled to get through an episode of Planet Earth – which complete(...)

Nicole Cronin of Ireland is tackled by Mathilde Coutouly of France during day one of the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

There is a school of thought that suggests that rugby’s siblings, the Sevens and 15-a-side, are not interchangeable pathways in developmental terms wh(...)

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