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Exterminating black rats on tropical islands is the best way to help coral reefs, a team of scientists has concluded. Photograph: iStock

Exterminating black rats on tropical islands is the best way to help coral reefs, including their fish, an international team of scientists has establ(...)

Former president Mary McAleese has emphasised the primacy of conscience. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Church in Ireland, in which I am pleased to serve on my local parish pastoral council, has been arrogant in relation to its members and t(...)

Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Ciaran Cannon opened a conference in Dublin this week on Diaspora, Diplomacy and Development. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Engaging with the Irish diaspora is vital to maintain a good relationship with the millions of people living outside Ireland who have a strong connect(...)

Caroline Muyni project co-ordinator at Actionaid. Photograph: Bryan Meade

When Caroline Munyi was six-years-old she was among the first group of children in Kenya to take part in a fostering project with a family i(...)

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar tweeted his support for the online #TrasnaNadTonnta initiative. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

A campaign encouraging Irish speakers abroad to post social media messages as Gaeilge got underway on Monday morning with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweet(...)

Izzeddeen and Eman Alkarajeh with their children Omar, Jouri and Lama. Izzeddeen, a Palestinian from the west bank who moved here from Saudi Arabia with his wife and children last year and is living in direct provision in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Izzeddeen Alkarajeh had been living and working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 17 years when he lost his job. He knew his Jordanian wife, who he met durin(...)

Karen Weeks taking in the sights at Lake Victoria on her solo cycling trip across Canada.

When Dr Karen Weekes rocked up to the reception of a five-star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia just before midnight a few weeks ago, she knew it might b(...)

A Dutch teenager with dreams of backpacking across Australia found himself surrounded by snow after accidentally booking a flight to Sydney, Nova Scotia. File photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

Milan Schipper’s plan was to backpack through Australia, taking in its lush coastal landscapes and white sand beaches before heading to college this a(...)

Federal court justice Robin Camp submitted his resignation over his behaviour while presiding over a 2014 trial into allegations of sexual assault

A judge who asked a complainant in a rape trial why she couldn’t just keep her knees together has resigned, hours after the disciplinary body for Cana(...)

The Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou, Nova Scotia,  features a  full-size replica of the ship that carried Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in the 18th century.

Something about Nova Scotia’s dramatic coastline, sandy beaches and lush hills has a look of Ireland to it, like a distant cousin with your grandmothe(...)

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