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Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index. Photograph: iStock

Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian(...)

Marie Diouf, aka Queen of Salt, displays some of the pure salt which her team of workers are harvesting at Fatick plains in Senegal. Photograph: Lar Boland

Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack o(...)

The Open Gate Brewery is to be expanded

Having opened its experimental brewery to the public for the first time nearly three years ago, Guinness is now planning to expand the Dublin-based fa(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley apologises to the House of Commons in London for failing to register two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan government. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ian Paisley, who boasts that Donald Trump is a friend, has had a career littered with controversy. In 2008 he resigned as a junior minister in the Sto(...)

Children from Northlen Primary school in Durban, South Africa,  colour in posters to commemorate the life of  Nelson Mandela on Wednesday – the centenary of his birth. Photograph: Rahesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

South Africans have joined former US president Barack Obama in marking the centenary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth with acts of char(...)

Several members of Spanish Civil Protection Unit cover an area after a young Irish man’s body was found by Spanish Civil Guard’s diver unit in a lake of Lagunas de Ridera Natural Park. Photograph: EPA

The body of a 19-year-old teenager who drowned in Spain on Saturday is to be flown back to Ireland later today. Named by local police as Joshua Osah(...)

Cameroon’s president,  Paul Biya, who has held on to power for 36 years. Photograph: Lintao Zhang  via Reuters

When the American ambassador took up his post in Cameroon late last year, he stepped into an increasingly troubled nation, locked in battle against Is(...)

Former South African minister for finance Trevor Manuel opening a Nelson Mandela exhibition at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Lafayette Photography

“It’s about creating channels of communication,” Trevor Manuel explained of his visit to Ireland. The former South African anti-apartheid finance mini(...)

The death has occurred of a nine-year-old Irish-born boy with a severe form of sickle cell disease who earlier this year lost an appeal over deportati(...)

Founder and chief executive  of WorldRemit Ismail Ahmed: “We’ve made a great start, but we want to bring our service to millions more customers across the globe.”  Photograph: Getty Images

With most of the world’s poorest people not having a bank account, those in most desperate need of money can face the greatest challenges in actually (...)

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