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Casual racism doesn’t exist; for the victim, the impact is never casual.

As the Jerusalem Declaration on Anti-Semitism is published by an international group of 200 scholars, does a new set of written guidelines help or hin(...)

 Defence Forces personnel awaiting flights to escort passengers to their mandatory hotel quarantine at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

People arriving from 26 more countries, including Israel, Nigeria and Serbia, have to book a space in the State’s hotel quarantine system if they inte(...)

Palestinian president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.   Photograph: STR/EPA

Neither Fatah nor Hamas is likely to secure a majority of seats in the Palestinian legislative election in May, according to a new poll, an outcome wh(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosting the second seminar in the Machnamh 100 series at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Irish people were “willing agents” and often “enthusiastic accomplices to the excesses of colonialism”, President Michael D Higgins has suggested. Th(...)

Lives Lost: James Cross 1921-2021. Photograph: Jeff Goode/Toronto Star via Getty

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

The mother and brother of Mohammad, one of four children from the extended Bakr family killed during the 2014 Israeli-Palestinian conflict, visit the victim’s grave in al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. Photograph: Mahmud Hams

The International Criminal Court is to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity, war crimes and rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied Palest(...)

An image of Christ in the Aya Sofya, Istanbul. Getty Images

The English writer Richard Ingrams will be remembered by Irish readers as the author of the foreword to The Ulick O’Connor Diaries: 1970-1981. Among h(...)

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Photograph: Peter de Jong/Pool/AFP via Getty

Human rights groups across the world have called on US president Joe Biden to reverse an order signed by his predecessor, Donald Trump, imposing sanct(...)

James Cross tells a news conference in London about his  ordeal in 1970. Photograph: Jeff Goode/Toronto Star via Getty Images

An Irish man who witnessed his own death being announced on television 50 years ago has died with Covid-19 at the age of 99. James Cross, who was fr(...)

Illustration: Getty Images

It just has not felt like Christmas as we know it, with family gatherings restricted and homecomings cancelled. That television advertisement with a (...)

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