United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet on screen in Geneva: ‘The scale of unlawful killings, including indicia of summary executions in areas to the north of Kyiv, is shocking.’ Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution on Thursday to set up an investigation into possible war crimes by Russian troops in the Kyiv area and(...)

The DEA complaint said Mr Fahie had agreed to allow the informant, who was posing as a member of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, to use British Virgin Islands’ ports to ship cocaine in return for a payment of $500,000.

The British Virgin Islands should have its constitution suspended, its elected government dissolved and effectively be ruled from London, according to(...)

Women of Honour members Karina Molloy, Yvonne O’Rourke, Honor Murphy and Diane Byrne, leaving Dept of Foreign Affairs following their meeting the Minister Simon Coveney TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Women of Honour, a group of former Defence Forces members who detailed allegations of sexual abuse, harassment and discrimination in the military,(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Minister for Children has written to the Minister for Local Government asking that all local authorities put protections in place to prevent devel(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosts an event at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday for the Christine Buckley Centre, an organisation set up to assist the victims of clerical and institutional abuse. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Society and those who “stayed silent” also bear responsibility for what took place in industrial schools and other historic institutions, President Mi(...)

Angelo Agrizzi, former COO of Bosasa, testifies at the commission of inquiry  in January in Johannesburg. Photograph:  by Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty

A multimillion-euro facilities management company that has been implicated in a massive public sector corruption scandal in South Africa has gone into(...)

Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa. Photograph: Rogan Ward/File Photo/Reuters

A Dublin-based oil and gas company has been drawn into a massive corruption scandal in South Africa by a whistleblower testifying at a commission of i(...)

Paul and Ruth Morrissey pictured at the Four Courts last week where she is taking a legal action over the alleged misreading of her cervical smear tests. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Minister for Health Simon Harris says he is angry and upset that a woman with two forms of cancer, Ruth Morrissey, had to take her legal action over t(...)

Vicky Phelan at Government buildings on Wednesday afternoon following her meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has asked a High Court judge to examine alternative approaches to compensation, including a redress scheme, for women affected by the c(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Disclosures Tribunal  in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There’s a scene in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Quince, in reference to a play within the play, says: “We must have a wall in(...)

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