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 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the programme provided a “vital resource to people to assist them in finding sustainable work”. Photograph:   Sam Boal/Rollingews.ie

A training programme which gives help to the long-term unemployed, people with disabilities and refugees has been launched. Ag Obair Le Chéile is a n(...)

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe: had told negotiators he wanted to die in Zimbabwe and had no plans to live in exile. Photograph:  Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Military authorities in Zimbabwe have agreed to grant the former president Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution and told him his safety will be pro(...)

Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, in March 2008. Photograph: AP

When he came to power nearly four decades ago, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero in a nation that had endured close to(...)

CRH’s turnover in Asia dropped 9 per cent in the first nine months of the year, mainly reflecting the Philippines market, which has been flooded by cheap cement imports. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Building materials giant CRH expects to report record full-year earnings in excess of €3.2 billion after reporting 2 per cent growth in the first nine(...)

University of Zimbabwe demonstration against Mugabe and his wife. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s embattled president, Robert Mugabe, could be voted out of power within two days after the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party prepares to bring (...)

Hundreds of people pray and celebrate during a peace rally an hour after Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe was officially recalled as party leader of the ruling Zanu PF party, in Harare. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected (...)

Fadielah Moses: “We didn’t study seven years to become a doctor, but we dress, we feed, we give medication, we give companionship, we hold their hand and reassure them that everything is ok, they don’t have to be scared.”

Migrant care workers have called for the State to acknowledge their role in looking after Ireland’s elderly and most vulnerable. The workers say reg(...)

Robert Mugabe: The military leaders who have taken over have not yet deposed him from the presidency and have promised to keep him and his family safe. Photograph: Reuters

Robert Mugabe President Robert Mugabe, at 93, is the oldest head of state in the world. Once thought of as a liberation hero and potential nation bu(...)

Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Dublin Zoo welcomed the latest addition to its African Plains section with the birth of a male southern white rhinoceros calf named Chaka on Sunday. (...)

This screengrab from Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation  shows Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe with  Gen Constantino Chiwenga and South African envoys at State House in Harare. Photograph:  ZBC/AFP/Getty Images

A smiling president Robert Mugabe has been pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe’s military chief a day after the Zimbabwean army seized power in the c(...)

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