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The government says there is growing conflict between humans and wildlife. Photograph: iStock

Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting, to combat what the government says is growi(...)

Jack O’Donoghue at Munster squad training in Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ospreys v Munster, Liberty stadium, 7.35pm, live on TG4, Eir Sport, Premier Sports Jack O’Donoghue makes a welcome return to the Munster match-day 23(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw  is tackled by Jonny May of England during their   Six Nations defeat at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd. Photograph: Reuters

Perhaps the most acute disappointment arising from Ireland’s quarter-final defeat to Argentina in the 2015 Rugby World Cup was the fact that Joe Schmi(...)

Yemeni children  wait for food rations  in Sana’a, Yemen. ‘The children of Yemen have suffered far too long, living in conditions no human being should ever have to bear.’ Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The UN children’s agency, Unicef, has welcomed the agreement reached by Saudi-sponsored and rebel Houthi forces for an imminent withdrawal from Yemen’(...)

Seán Murray, who directed ‘Unquiet Graves: the Story of the Glennane Gang’, with actor Stephen Rea who narrates the documentary about the loyalist paramilitary group believed responsible for more than 120 killings in the early to mid 1970s.

A former RUC officer has alleged that British intelligence tried to persuade the Ulster Volunteer Force to attack a Catholic primary school in Co Arma(...)

Charissa Jaganath, originally from South Africa, and now living in the Docklands, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

When Charissa Jaganath arrived in Dublin in June 2018 she hoped to find a job quickly. Leaving behind her position as head of the corporate responsibi(...)

JR Ryall and Darina Allen of Ballymaloe House restaurant, which won the  Trolley of the Year award at the  World Restaurant Awards in Paris. Photograph: Thomas Samson / AFP

Echoing last year’s Michelin awards, last night’s Irish wins at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris were all about Cork, with east Cork’s B(...)

Angelo Agrizzi, former COO of Bosasa, testifies at the commission of inquiry  in January in Johannesburg. Photograph:  by Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty

A multimillion-euro facilities management company that has been implicated in a massive public sector corruption scandal in South Africa has gone into(...)

A discovery made by scientists in Ireland provides fresh insight on how spectacular solar storms arise

A discovery made by scientists in Ireland provides fresh insight on how spectacular solar storms ariseand may soon enable more accurate forecasts of w(...)

Niamh NicLiam grew up in Blackrock near Dundalk but now lives in Cape Town
Welcome to my place ... Cape Town
  • Abroad
  • February 17, 2019, 07:00

Niamh NicLiam grew up in the village of Blackrock near Dundalk, and has been living in Cape Town for more than six years. She met her South African hu(...)

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