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It was in his latter years, when the lure of slow golf and long lunches with grumpy old men was compelling, that he threw himself into the intractable issue of migration at a time when it was neither popular nor profitable.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Suds loved his rugby. He was a prop of substance. I had the privilege of watching him play for a combined Trinity/UCD team against a combined Oxford/C(...)

Alan Brogan: “I had 13, 14 really good years with Dublin, and I knew my race was run. I was 34, with a very good team coming behind me, so I knew it was time to step away.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The first time Alan Brogan ran the GOAL Mile he cared less about the charitable aspect and more about beating his brothers. Things have changed since (...)

Mary T Murphy, originally from Cork, is refugee programme manager for the Goal aid agency’s two refugee camps in the Gambela region of Ethiopia – Kule and Tierkidi – near the South Sudanese border. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Goal

European leaders should visit refugee camps in Ethiopia and Uganda to learn how to manage the stream of asylum seekers arriving on Italian, Greek and (...)

A harrowing account of arriving in Rwanda at the height of the genocide there in 1994 is among more than 150 audio files being released by the Defence(...)

President Michael D Higgins meeting refugees at the Goal nutrition centre in Tierkadi Refugee Camp, during his visit to  Ethiopia in 2014. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell

Who knows what the public wants from humanitarian aid agencies? Certainly not the public anyway, judging by the findings of a new survey by Amárach Re(...)

Goal general manager Celine Fitzgerald, appointed in late 2016 to help deal with the crisis,  said donors believe the organisation is “a new Goal”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Investigations into price fixing and conflicts of interest at Irish charity Goal caused concern among donors last year. But despite a drop in income, (...)

Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister of State for International Development  Ciarán Cannon at the publication of Irish Aid’s 2016 report. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that he hopes the problems at Goal are behind it after the aid agency had undergone “a very diffic(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

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