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A protest over climate change in Dublin last week. Irish climate NGOs and overseas aid organisations expressed disappointment about the outcome of the UN summit in Glasgow. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA

The outcome of Cop26 falls far short of what is necessary to tackle the climate crisis, but countries who are climate leaders must show the way forwar(...)

 A pedestrian walks past a billboard in west Belfast. File photograph: Paul Faith / AFP

Political North-South co-operation has not improved, the latest report from the Centre for Cross Border Studies shows. A survey of adults completed b(...)

The Civil Human Rights Front has been a significant presence or organiser of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty

A major civil society group that was behind some of Hong Kong’s biggest protests has disbanded under increasing pressure from police. The Civil Human(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government would not support a citizens’ assembly being established to discuss what a united Ireland might look like, Minister for Foreign Affairs(...)

Traffic on the M2 into Belfast: the people of Northern Ireland endure a daily torture of ridiculous sea border stories. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

British officials have been speaking anonymously to the Politico website about setting up what one called “the batsh*t House of Cards bureaucracy” of (...)

Ursula von der Leyen: she welcomed the Brexit deal on Christmas Eve quoting TS Eliot. “The end is where we start from.” Photographer: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Bloomberg

Ursula von der Leyen’s statement welcoming the Brexit deal on Christmas Eve gratified her British audience with references to the Beatles and Shakespe(...)

On December 26th, 2004 the 22 Nicobar Islands were hit by waves over 15m high. Entire villages were washed into the sea and 3,449 people were officially reported dead or missing. Photograph: Reuters/Punit Paranjpe

We have seen the scenario many times: TV news reports a natural disaster in a remote area and the humanitarian aid is marshalled to alleviate the cris(...)

Mavis Ramazani, originally from South Africa, has described the guilt she felt as a mother raising her daughter in direct provision.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

On Saturday, October 5th, 2019 Mavis Ramazani stood on the stage of Dublin’s Liberty Hall and described in detail the guilt she felt as a mother raisi(...)

Salome Mbugua of Akidwa with Minister of State for Justice David Stanton. Ms Mbugua is critical of Direct Provision. File photograph: Tom Honan

In May, Akidwa, the national network of migrant women, submitted a report to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality warning that women(...)

Floral tributes are laid  at a mural to Savita Halappanavar on  Camden Street in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

So Ireland voted overwhelmingly No. No to the tribalism that would divide it into mutually exclusive clans of male and female, rural and urban, young(...)

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