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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(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, with  Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on January 15th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/Reuters

As protests raged in Zimbabwe’s cities last week, with police firing live ammunition at crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres, the target of (...)

Jean Joseph Mukendi, lead advocate for Felix Tshisekedi’s legal team, addresses the constitutional court in Kinshasa on Tuesday   during the opening of a legal challenge to the result of the country’s presidential election, in which Mr Tshisekedi was declared   the winner. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Neighbouring African countries have rowed back on a call for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election. Opposit(...)

At home with Arwen Foley. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Dubliner Arwen Foley can usually be heard on RTÉ Radio 1 and 2FM in the mornings, keeping the country up to date as AA Roadwatch’s news editor. Foley (...)

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