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A surveillance camera in Kampala:  some say such gadgets contradict the central tenets of democratic society. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Alex gestures up from a busy road, in the Ugandan capital Kampala, at a shiny camera on a long white pole. “They are watching you,” he smiles. “They a(...)

Shay Linehan: adapter for the stage of three of the late Maeve Binchy’s books

Born: June 26th, 1954 Died: June 20th, 2019 Shay Linehan, who has died aged 64, led a double life, in the best sense of that term. A dramatist of con(...)

Shilpa Ganatra flying high above Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Set back from a runway in Livingstone in Zambia, there’s a contraption that looks like a tiny, two-person sidecar with paraglide attached, ready for m(...)

A computer generated image of the rooftop infinity pool on a London skyscraper

Anyone who has ever been in London on a cold grey summer’s day will be forgiven for arching a sceptical James Bond-style eyebrow at news that “death d(...)

Breda Gahan when she was a staff nurse at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, in 1987

It was not easy being young in the late 1980s and seeing young people die from Aids and HIV, which was a new virus in Ireland at the time. I was a ne(...)

Kenyans collect used plastic bags from Nairobi River to resell in marketplaces near the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Anyone selling, producing, or even carrying a plastic bag there now risks a €35,000 euro fine or up to four years in prison. Photograph: Wendy Stone/Corbis/Getty

Tourists are being warned to avoid bringing plastic bags to Tanzania from June 1st, when a ban will go into force throughout the country. The Tanzani(...)

Bríd Torrades of Osta Cafe and members of the Sligo Global Kitchen serve up their first supper club at the Model Arts Centre. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Communities in Sligo realised long ago that getting to know each other was always easier over a good meal. And now some residents and former resident(...)

Kashimbo Musonda outside a fitness to practise hearing in  Dublin last year. Photograph: Donall Farmer

The president of the High Court has struck off a radiographer after being satisfied she is “a danger to the public” due to her “substandard” knowledge(...)

Charity Magee, orginally from Zambia, and her son Charles Kabwe  in their home in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ The Irish Times

An Irish woman suffering from stage 4 terminal lung cancer has called on the Government to allow her son temporary permission to remain in Ireland to (...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

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