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Members of the Ubuhle Besintu Theatre group, at the opening of The Irish Campaign Against Apartheid in South Africa Exhibition, at City Hall, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

An estimated 10,000 Irish people were involved in the former anti-apartheid campaign, South African ambassador to Ireland Azwi(...)

This week the Government and an organisation run by former president Mary Robinson hosted a conference in Dublin on some of the problems and ch(...)

Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster are hoping that the IRFU will expedite the process of finding a successor to Declan Kidney as coach to the national side if their pref(...)

A screengrab taken from a live broadcast on Youtube.com of the New Zealand parliament’s vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Hundreds of jubilant gay rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s parliament today as the country become the 13th in the world and the firs(...)

Áine Hardiman, a Dominican missionary sister, who died in Capetown, South Africa, was a force for change, challenging racial segregation and th(...)

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castle this year

Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson set the tone of unionist responses to Margaret Thatcher’s death by claiming she was “one of the greatest(...)

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and and then US president Ronald Reagan are seen at the  White House in February 1985.  Photograph/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama has led tributes from world leaders to Margaret Thatcher, saying: “The world has lost one of the great champions of (...)

Former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke aged 87. The file image above shows Mrs Thatcher at the 1985 Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool. Photograph: Getty

Obituary: Her downfall was a mixture of skulduggery among some of her colleagues, and a fear among others that people were getting bored (...)

Well-wishers have been leaving goodwill messages written on stones and placed inside planters outside of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela's residence  in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (94) received a visit in hospital from current leader Jacob Zuma today, who said the anti-aparthe(...)

“Jack of all trades, master of none,” says Iain Henderson finding self-deprecation the easiest refuge a few days before Sarace(...)

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