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U Dhammaloka dressed in the traditional attire of a Burmese monk in 1902. Photograph: The Buddhist Society

The first Irish people to set foot in what is now Argentina were two cabin boys from Galway, William and John,  who were brothers but their surna(...)

St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, after multiple explosions targeting churches and hotels killed 259 people in April 2019. Photograph: Getty Images.

The Department of Foreign Affairs assisted 1,723 Irish citizens caught up in major incidents overseas last year. These incidents included terrorist a(...)

Sri Lankan people wait in line to vote on Saturday to elect a new President in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday. Photograph:  Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Buses carrying Muslim voters in northern Sri Lanka were attacked by gunfire and stones and blocked by burning tires hours voting began in Saturday’s p(...)

Supporters of Sri Lanka’s Podujana Peramuna  party presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa shout slogans during a campaign rally in Homagama on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

On a vast tract of newly reclaimed land off Sri Lanka’s seafront capital, construction is under way on a huge Chinese-backed project designed to turn (...)

An interpretation of O’Connell Street, Dublin, overwhelmed by  flooding due to rising sea levels. Graphic: Eddie Sheanon/Midas Productions

Dublin and Cork are built on marshes at the mouth of rivers emptying into the sea. In a stark message to be delivered on Monday night, former RTÉ wea(...)

 Rev Prof Declan Marmion, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Rev Prof Michael Mullaney, president,  and Rev Dr Tomás Surlis,  pro-rector of the seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

It is said that (mad) King George III remarked, on the opening in 1795 of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth (“a popish college”), that the event grieved (...)

Alex Feeney and Sahas Sawant of Leinster CC. Last year 27,000 children in Ireland were introduced to the sport through its Cricket Ireland’s cricket schools programme.

Before I signed my kids up for cricket it seemed bewildering to me and I had it down as a game for panama-hat-wearing posh guys who could stand around(...)

The authors raise concerns about up to 30,000 foreigners who travelled to the “caliphate” to fight and who may still be alive. Photograph: Reuters

The United Nations has warned that a recent pause in international terrorist violence may soon end, with a new wave of attacks possible before the end(...)

Merit Group founder Con Conlon. The UCD graduate first came to prominence when Dyna Software, a company he founded in Dublin in 1994, was acquired by Tas Software four years later

Irishman Con Conlon has sold the technology company he founded in India 15 years ago to the London-listed Dods Group for £22.4 million (€25 million). (...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

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