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'Before bed, I tally up the number of times I have used my phone today:  167.'

This week a Deloitte survey on smartphone usage claimed the average Irish person pick up our devices an average of 57 times daily, significantly more (...)

A former millionaire shows us what remains of his shop in Damascus. Now a refugee living near Hanover, in Germany, he attends language classes each day with his wife and children. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

Reverse migration – efforts by Syrian refugees in Europe to return home – is a growing movement. But those who want to go face legal, practical and fi(...)

Mary T Murphy, originally from Cork, is refugee programme manager for the Goal aid agency’s two refugee camps in the Gambela region of Ethiopia – Kule and Tierkidi – near the South Sudanese border. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Goal

European leaders should visit refugee camps in Ethiopia and Uganda to learn how to manage the stream of asylum seekers arriving on Italian, Greek and (...)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta waves upon his arrival to his inauguration ceremony where he will be sworn in as president at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph:  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya in a colourful ceremony that few believe will signal the end of po(...)

President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation on Monday allows the United States to impose additio(...)

The ‘Jungle’, Calais, in  November 2015.  The first 80 students were taken  from the camp in October 2016 and they were joined by 51 more students last month. Photograph: NurPhoto via Getty Images

Seven women and 124 men from a dozen countries survived the Calais “Jungle” and other refugee encampments to enrol as full-time students at the Univer(...)

 Sr Orla Treacy speaks to pupils at the Loreto secondary school in Rumbek, South Sudan, where she is principal.

It has been quite a year for Ireland’s Loreto sisters with three of them winning humanitarian awards on three continents. Last Saturday, Sr Orla Trea(...)

The New Ross Boat Yard, Co Wexford, is on a 1.62 hectare- site.

One of the most unusual properties to be offered for sale this year, the New Ross Boat Yard is expected to sell for about €4 million when it goes on t(...)

In the western city of Kisumu, police used tear gas and fired live rounds over the heads of stone-throwing youths. Photograph: Kabir Dhanji/EPA

Kenyan authorities said on Friday they would indefinitely delay further attempts to hold a repeat presidential election in some areas due to the risk (...)

Migrants from Ethiopia on the streets of Calais, as one year on from the demolition of the camp dubbed ‘The Jungle’ migrants continue to stay in the town and attempt to cross the border to the UK. Photorgaph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

One year after demolition of “the Jungle” where several thousand migrants once camped and cooked and made night-time attempts to cross the English Cha(...)

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