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People with red hair, including Aishling Griffiths (7) take a selfie to celebrate ‘Kiss a Ginger Day’ on the 10-year anniversary of this anti-bullying day, in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

When Canadian Derek Fogie first decided to hold a day in honour of red heads 10 years ago he wasn’t aware of the extent of the bullying many people wi(...)

Martin Fayulu, runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

An influential African bloc urged the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount the votes of its chaotic presidential election, raising pressu(...)

Prof Emmeline Hill of  Irish equine science company Plusvital in UCD. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Fennell Photography

Analysis of the race records and genetics of thousands of thoroughbred horses in leading racing countries of the world has provided unequivocal eviden(...)

Some 223,342 people took Emirates flights from Dublin to Dubai and on to other destinations in 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Dubai-based Emirates carried more than 442,000 passengers on its Dublin to Dubai route last year, an increase of 2 per cent, and transported close to(...)

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil Brazil began a sombre new era on January 1st with the inauguration of its new president, far-right 63-year-old populist provocateur Jair Bolso(...)

Ian Kirk: “In the early 1990s, business here started to learn what the Irish did in the 1970s and 1980s.”

Since leaving Ireland in 1981 as an accountant on an 18-month-long international exchange programme in South Africa, Dublin-born Ian Kirk has carved (...)

Anti-mining activist Nonhle Mbuthuma: “I am continuously getting calls from people saying that hit men are coming to get me, and as a result I am forced to sleep in different houses every night.” Photograph: Amnesty International

South Africa’s government has decided to appeal elements of a recent landmark court ruling that requires it to obtain the consent of a rural community(...)

Jason Sherlock: “Once I got through it and I did what I did, there was an overwhelming sense of calm and peace because in my own head I had come to terms with my father as a person.”

Jayo. That’s the best place to start. Let’s start with Jayo. Four small letters but the last one is massive. That “o”, that teeny-weeny enormous “o”.(...)

Amanda Ruttledge (47) and her four sons were told on Christmas Eve to leave the homeless-family hub in which they had been living. Photograph: Jack Power

An attempt was made to remove a mother and her four children from a homeless-family hub on Christmas Eve, where they had been living for the past year(...)

Image from 2006 of Sister Wendy Beckett visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. File photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Sister Wendy Beckett has died aged 88. The BBC journalist, writer and art critic passed away at the Carmelite Monastery in Quidenham in Norfolk, Engl(...)

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