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Former solicitor Michael Lynn. Photograph: Alan Betson

A discovery hearing in the trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn on multi-million euro theft charges has been set for January 27th, the Courts Servic(...)

 Angel Montalvo and Emily Bench protest for the protection of the Amazon rainforest in front of the Brazilian consulate in Coral Gables, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

Protesters have laid siege to Brazilian embassies around the world as international outrage over Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to protect the Amazon intens(...)

Former solicitor Michael Lynn (centre) is escorted into court in Dublin after arriving back in Ireland from Brazil last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former solicitor Michael Lynn, who is on bail awaiting trial on multi-million euro theft charges, has brought a High Court challenge over a refusal to(...)

The Vatican: The Catholic Church considers that abortion is the worst sin a human can commit, and that terrorism and child sexual abuse are less serious sins.

In 2009, a nine-year-old Brazilian child had to have an emergency abortion when her mother brought her to hospital with stomach pains. The doctors dis(...)

Michael Lynn: the struck-off solicitor fled the Republic in 2007, allegedly leaving €80 million in debts

The fugitive struck-off solicitor Michael Lynn wants the High Court to determine whether the Director of Public Prosecutions can guarantee that his ti(...)

Voting during municipal elections in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on Sunday. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Brazil’s Workers Party suffered its worst-ever result at the polls as voters used Sunday’s local elections to punish it for a deep recession and a se(...)

Brazil’s supreme court has paved the way for the extradition of fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland after it rejected the latest efforts by his defence to delay the move. File photograph:  Garrett White / Collins.

Brazil’s supreme court has paved the way for the extradition of fugitive former solicitor Michael Lynn back to Ireland after it rejected the latest ef(...)

Relatives of patients suffering from microcephaly gather at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil.  Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

When Viviane de la Ponte became pregnant just over six months ago she and her husband Thiago were, like most of Brazil, not aware of the dangers assoc(...)

Recife: revival of interest in its Jewish past is part of a still-emerging change in Brazil since the return of democracy in the 1980s

In the heart of Old Recife is a street sign that hints at the remarkable history of one of Brazil’s oldest neighbourhoods. Painted onto tiles in the P(...)

Riot police face protesters in Recife. “The cheerfulness of the police again belied their thuggish reputation.” Photograph: Reuters.

There were a couple of Swiss fans at the adjacent desk in the station of Recife’s Tourist Police. They were speaking in faltering English to a policew(...)

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