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Áras an Uachtaráin: When Mary Robinson arrived in the park, the tone and meaning of the presidency seemed to change. Photograph: Frank Miller

Here are a few things the President of Ireland cannot do: the President can’t promote business or end corruption or keep immigrants out. The President(...)

At the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. Photograph: Fionn McCann

Ever been kissed by a giraffe? Well, I took the bit between my teeth so to speak at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, one of the city’s premier tourist d(...)

 Frances O’Keeffe, one of  Concern’s longest-serving volunteers and a board member of the 50-year-old humanitarian group. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

Frances O’Keeffe, a public health nurse, has lost count of the number of times she has gone overseas with Concern Worldwide, helping the world’s poor (...)

‘In fairness to Kofi Annan, he expressed a sense of institutional responsibility for what happened in Rwanda.’ Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Given the secretive, supremely political process by which a UN secretary general is chosen – the successful candidate is invariably the person who lea(...)

Former  UN secretary general Kofi Annan:  plaudits for his  softly spoken mediation are balanced by a number of ugly conflicts that spun out of control while he was UN chief. Photograph: EPA

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanit(...)

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, has died. Photograph: Reuters

Former United Nations secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said. Mr Annan, a(...)

Ireland U-20s captain Caelan Doris impressed during his side’s defeat to the Baby Boks. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP

Ireland U-20 17 South Africa U-20 30 A second defeat for Ireland in the Under-20 World Championship and this one will hurt for a different reason to (...)

Arsenal players in the the club’s new shirt for next season. Photograph: Arsenal FC

Politicians in the Netherlands – which pays tens of millions of euro a year in aid to Rwanda – are up in arms over a €34 million deal between the Rwan(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

 A boy takes part in a protest against the Israeli government’s plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv on March 24th. Photograph:  Corinna Kern/Reuters

In a dramatic turnaround, the Israeli government has scrapped its controversial plan to deport tens of thousands of African asylum seekers, after no (...)

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