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Protesters hold a poster of opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa during an anti-government protest at Unity Square in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said his party backed down from a planned anti-government protest on Friday to avoid bloodshed and signalled the MDC(...)

Daniel Holder of civil liberties group Committee on the Administration of Justice: asylum seekers and welfare recipients have a ‘right to a private life’

A covert policing commissioner for Northern Ireland should be appointed to deal with complaints from people such as welfare recipients and asylum seek(...)

A youth  sells firewood in Mabvuku, Harare, Zimbabwe, as power cuts continue. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli

Millions of people in Zimbabwe are on the verge of “starvation”, according to the United Nations, which is seeking $331.5 million (€295 million) in ai(...)

The idea of offsetting is that to compensate for the carbon emissions from your own lifestyle, you pay to have an equivalent amount of carbon reduced from another location, or to at least have enough trees planted to absorb the carbon your pricey German sports machine has emitted

As car makers, especially those that make expensive, profligate, high-performance cars, come under ever-closer scrutiny for their part in climate chan(...)

Mandla Ncube from Zimbabwe now plays basketball with the Ballybrack Bulls Wheelchair basketball club. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mandla Ncube never played basketball before he came to Ireland. Before his accident he loved football and often played with friends near his home in t(...)

A boy cools down  a fountain in Berlin, Germany during the heatwave. Photogtaph: Kay Nietfeld/dpa/AP

A lot has been happening with Irish abroad this week as a heatwave with recording-breaking temperatures hit much of Europe, more news on extending the(...)

Secondary schools have reported shortages of STEM, modern foreign languages, Irish and home economics teachers.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Thirty four primary and secondary school teachers from 17 countries will graduate on Thursday after completing a six-month bridging programme to teach(...)

Sir Charles Coghlan third from left receiving an  honorary degree from Trinity 1926.

Arriving with my family to live in Harare, Zimbabwe almost four years ago, we were met by the then president of the Mashonaland Irish Association (MIA(...)

Sipho Sibanda and Aylisha Hogan pictured at the launch of A Prison Without Walls - Asylum, Migration and Human Rights report. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Human rights activists have called on Stormont departments to used devolved powers to “step up and make Northern Ireland a good place for asylum seeke(...)

Poets Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Erin Fornoff, Ciaran O’Rourke and Adam Wyeth will participate in  ‘Ulysses in Distant Lands’, an evening of poetry and song, at Epic for Bloomsday.

James Joyce’s Ulysses was a recreation of the sights, sounds and smells of a Dublin that was passing out of existence even as Joyce wrote about it bet(...)

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