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Ezrena Marwan

“I had no idea” – that was the immediate reaction of author Monica McInerney when she first read a new collection of highly personal stories told by f(...)

Artwork by Nevercrew who will be taking part in the Waterford Walls festival

Twenty years ago, street art and graffiti crews were undisputed troublemakers. The public looked on in outrage at signs and tags appearing on derelict(...)

Front Line Defenders executive director Andrew Anderson said that work of transgender human rights defenders in particular should be recognised ‘in light of the targeted violence and backlash they face’.

Five LGBTI+ campaigners facing “severe threats for their peaceful activism” have been awarded the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award by the Dublin-based (...)

Cooking with sprays is often recommended as a low-calorie option

The last thing I expected to see in a best-selling cookbook was the instruction to use low-calorie cooking spray. That’s what you find on page after p(...)

An image of the planned North Quays redevelopment in Waterford city. Picture: Waterford City and Council Council

I’m standing on a bridge in Waterford overlooking the river Suir with Rob Cass, a Dungarvan-born representative of the Saudi Fawaz Alhokair Group. We’(...)

Migrants disembark from the Mare Jonio ship on the Italian island of Lampedusa after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Elio Desiderio

At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to re(...)

MyDawa, which launched in March 2007, now has over 80,000 registered users. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

MyDawa, a Kenyan technology company founded and led by Cork businessman Neil O’Leary, has raised $3 million (€2.7 million) in investment to bring tota(...)

A file photograph of a measles vaccination being administered. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of measles cases in Ireland has increased more than three-fold, according to a United Nations (UN) report that warns millions of children w(...)

 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Irish tourists who cancel upcoming holidays to Sri Lanka in the wake of Easter weekend’s terrorist attacks will not be able to claim anything under th(...)

Egypt’s  Sheikh al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb:  called for a revamp of Muslim attitudes towards women. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Sunni Muslims’ highest religious authority has precipitated a row in Egypt by ruling that polygamy is unlawful for Muslims. “In 90 per cent of cases (...)

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