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Migrants being rescued by the Aquarius team in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Médicins Sans Frontières/EPA

A search-and-rescue ship carrying 141 migrants, including 67 unaccompanied minors, who were rescued from the Mediterranean on Friday is calling for pe(...)

A woman I met at a networking event told me that she values the 5pm Friday drink in her City office. That small ritual helps everyone feel part of corporate culture

Back in the almost-forgotten days before an intense heatwave took hold in Britain, I was somehow persuaded to visit a recently closed factory in a Lon(...)

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire executive director: “Last year was a year of incredible generosity from the Irish public”. Photograph: iStock

Last year was one of Trócaire’s best ever in terms of fund raising and helping people in the developing world, according to its annual report, with i(...)

 Somali-born Irishwoman Ifrah Ahmed  is working alongside  the London-based Global Media Campaign Against FGM to combat the practice in Somalia. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The authorities in Somalia have said they will prosecute those responsible for the death of a 10-year-old girl who bled to death recently after being (...)

Ifrah Ahmed, the Somali-born Irish woman advising the Somali government on FGM and whose Dublin-based foundation campaigns against the practice world-wide. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia involving Irish people is hopeful of winning a strong endorsement this weekend from reli(...)

Founder and chief executive  of WorldRemit Ismail Ahmed: “We’ve made a great start, but we want to bring our service to millions more customers across the globe.”  Photograph: Getty Images

With most of the world’s poorest people not having a bank account, those in most desperate need of money can face the greatest challenges in actually (...)

Refugees wait for a special train in Freilassing, southern Germany, in September 2015 after they were taken off express trains from Hungary and Austria. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

The German federal police officers, in black protective vests, are waiting on the platform of Flensburg’s redbrick expressionist station when the trai(...)

 Donald Trump ordered his first travel ban just a week after taking office in January 2017, prompting widespread chaos and protests at airports and in cities across the US. File photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump hailed a decision by the US supreme court on Tuesday to uphold his controversial travel ban, claiming a “vindication” of his im(...)

Former Nato general secretary Javier Solana, who has been refused a visa waiver to enter the United States. Photograph: Ismael Herrero/EPA

The former Nato secretary general Javier Solana has been refused a visa waiver to enter the US because of his past trips to Iran, one of the countries(...)

Sudanese forces fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen gather near the outskirts of the western port city of Hodeidah on Tuesday. Photograph: Najeeb Almahboobi/EPA

A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring the r(...)

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