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People on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. Photograph: Rick Emenaket/AFP/Getty Images

Aid workers are trying to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops against rapidly rising waters after a cyclone unleashed devastating(...)

Richard E Grant has been a lifelong Streisand fan. Photograph by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Richard E Grant has shared a letter he wrote to Barbra Streisand when he was 14 years old, in which he invited her to stay with him and his family in (...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

In her own interior shot: Ruth Maria Murphy at home in Malahide

Ruth Maria Murphy gets inside all the right houses. As one of the country’s leading interiors photographers, her work appears in Image Interiors (...)

Nepali activists demand justice after the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, in Kathmandu on August 25th. Photograph: Dipen Shrestha/AFP/Getty

Low between the hills that surround the Kathmandu valley, the lush green landscape around Nepal’s capital belies a troubling debate taking place in th(...)

Rosemary Kunene: “There are a lot of people who are depressed and don’t want to get involved in anything. I don’t blame them for that. The duration of stay in these centres is too long and I wish I could know what really causes the delays.” Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

The first time Rosemary Kunene felt comfortable in her new Irish home was at a set-dancing class. She had already spent a few months in the direct pro(...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

Sean Levey riding Billesdon Brook (L) celebrates winning The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Aidan O’Brien’s Kentucky Derby dream came to nothing on Saturday but he still emerged from the weekend with a Triple Crown prospect and a key role in (...)

Louise (26), from Celbridge, Co Kildare, and Moiketsi (28), from Maseru, Lesotho, met on New Year’s Eve 2009 in Galway, where Moiketsi – whose moth(...)

US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

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