The public acknowledgement by Pope Francis that nuns have been sexually abused by priests and bishops, is a welcome advance where that issue is concerned. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has taken two significant steps on the issue of sexual abuse in the past week. One was the decision to expel former US cardinal Theodore (...)

British race driver Lewis Hamilton  celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates last November. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Irish tech developer Actionpoint is gearing up to provide the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix organiser with a new software system in an agreement it(...)

‘Revenue’s interest is to ensure that it collects the tax it is due from individuals and corporate entities.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

My brother-in-law sent around €9,500 to my account recently from the United Arab Emirates. He sent it from his workplace and, due to a tagging error, (...)

Sheikha Latifa with Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation via AP

The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years. Her requests to travel and study els(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation   insists the Government has to address nurses’ salaries to resolve the dispute. Photograph: Getty Images

There is no guarantee that giving a pay rise of 8 per cent, or even up to 12 per cent, to nurses would solve the problem of recruitment and retention (...)

 Christian worshippers attending a Mass led by Pope Francis, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis, the first(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, upon his arrival to the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

The visit of Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not his first to a Muslim country as pope. He has visited some of Islam’s most sacred s(...)

Pope Francis speaks  to reporters on a plane bound for Abu Dhabi, on the first  papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty

Pope Francis is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving island of Catholicism as he embarks (...)

Peace talks were held in a UN-chartered boat anchored in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen. File photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

Yemen peace talks were held on board a UN-chartered boat anchored in the Red Sea on Sunday in an attempt to find a neutral venue acceptable to both s(...)

The funeral of Micheál Roarty  in Dunlewey,  Co  Donegal. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

A pair of bollards lit up green marked the entrance to Gortahork on Wednesday evening. “Slow. Wake Ahead,” laminated signs read. Big men in hi-vis ja(...)

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