The mean body mass index of 19-year-old men and women in Ireland  increased in the period from 1985 to 2019. Photograph: Getty

Irish teenagers have become taller and heavier in the last 35 years, according to a global study published in The Lancet. The study of child and ado(...)

Digicel, set up by Denis O’Brien in 2001, operates in 32 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific regions. Photograph: iStock

Moody’s, one of the world’s leading credit ratings agencies, has said that Digicel’s plans to wipe away as much as one-quarter of its $7 billion (€6.5(...)

Volcanoes such as Etna have become tourist attractions,  with visitors prepared to take more chances to get near the summit than locals

Volcanoes have erupted without warning and killed people living on, or near them, since the dawn of human history. The Vesuvius eruption of AD 79 kill(...)

Activists from international climate action group Extinction Rebellion protest after dumping manure outside the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid. Photograph: Oscar del Pozo/AFP

A handful of big, carbon-emitting states resisted pressure to ramp up ambitions to combat global warming and reform carbon trading to the very end as (...)

Bougainville Referendum Commission chairman Bertie Ahern in Buka, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, at the announcement of the referendum result. Photograph: Jeremy Miller/ via Reuters;  image supplied by a third party.

The South Pacific region of Bougainville has voted in a referendum in favour of gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. The result was announced b(...)

Recent unrest in Haiti – one of the Digicel’s most important markets. Photograph:  Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP/via Getty Images

Nicole Laframboise, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist, didn’t mince her words on Monday when she wrapped up the fund’s latest review of t(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

Analysts said CRH continued a good run, remaining above €30 to close the week 0.4 per cent higher at €30.28

A gauge of global stocks edged higher on Friday, pushed by hopes of easing trade tensions between China and the United States. But there was still we(...)

As many as 24 people were killed in the villages of Karida and Peta since Saturday

More than 20 people including pregnant women and children have been killed in recent tribal violence in Papua New Guinea, according to media reports. (...)

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