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Rachel Waite, originally from Wisconsin, USA, with her dog Rooney. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

When Rachel Waite was 10 years’ old, an Irish family moved into her local area. She briefly met the McCarthy boys while in primary school but it wasn’(...)

Ashes on the ground in Budu near Maiduguri an attack on a funeral in northeast Nigeria left 65 people dead. Photograph: Audu Marte/AFP/Getty Images

At least 65 people died in twin attacks by suspected Islamists in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno region, state television reported on Sunday, one of the(...)

The department has been renting a building for the Irish embassy, where the current ambassador is Seán Hoy, in the Maitama district of Abuja in Nigeria, since 1999.

Ireland is to increase security for diplomats in the Nigerian capital Abuja with the construction of its first new embassy building overseas for more (...)

 Clive Mason (42), of The Close, Robswall, Malahide, leaving court. He is  charged with assault causing harm and endangerment of life, on 21st April 2019. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 42-year-old man is to stand trial accused of racially abusing and attacking a taxi driver in Dublin after a video of the alleged incident went viral(...)

Places and people with no running water or healthcare now have internet connectivity, usually via mobile, making it possible to provide health, education and financial services to even the most remote locations. Photograph; IStock

Smartphones have become part of our lives in a way we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. For many in the developing world, owning – or at least shar(...)

Italian deputy-premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini addresses the Senate in Rome, on Thursday. Buzzfeed has reported that a close aid to Mr Salvini held talks with Russian businessmen soliciting financing worth more than €1bn. Photograph:  Claudio Peri/EPA

Milan prosecutors have opened a corruption investigation into Italy’s far-right League party over allegations that it received funds from Moscow ahead(...)

Dagogo Hart: “Not all people are ignorant, they understand who you are but they just don’t want you to be in their country.” Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Shortly after he arrived in Ireland, Dagogo Hart had to take a test to prove he could speak English. His initial amusement at the suggestion that a na(...)

Evangelical pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo said the past few days had been “sobering”. Photograph: YouTube/PastorBiodun TV

Nigerian activists are calling for women to speak out about sexual harassment and abuse by religious figures, after a famous evangelical Nigerian past(...)

 Cambodian officials prepare to burn seized illegal drugs during a drug destruction event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Wednesday. Photograph:   EPA/Kith Serey

Synthetic opioid use is booming, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a worldwide drug report that showed deaths in the United States from overdose(...)

The board of Dublin Port Company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an independent review of spending on company credit cards and official entertainment. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of Dublin Port Company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an independent review of spending on company credit cards and official ente(...)

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