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A starving woman during the Irish Famine. The illustratedwas originally published in 1849. Photograph: Illustrated London News/Getty Images

The first orphans girls arrived from Ireland to Australia aboard the Lady Kennaway on September 11th, 1848. Most of the girls were from counties Galwa(...)

Prof Nick Holden and Dr Jerome O’Connell of Proveye

Those born before the luxury of pre-set radio channels will remember the crackling sound of wavelength interference as they tuned their sets to their (...)

Ronan Scully with baby Yeabsira in Awaza in Ethiopia. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Ronan Scully is the business development representative for Gorta Self Help Africa. He is married to Jacqui O’Grady, and has two daughters – Mia (11) (...)

National Army soldiers in action at O’Connell Street, Dublin during the Civil War. Marking often divisive events from Irish history will be a task for the next president. How would they do it? Photograph: Irish Photographic Archive.

The Decade of Centenaries now enters its second, most challenging part - where the War of Independence, the Civil War, Partition and the creation of N(...)

Betty Maher (102): “I would advise people to keep active and have a hobby” Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

If all the advice on healthy ageing could be encapsulated into one short sentence, it would be to “keep your mind and body active”. Even people suffe(...)

Quicksilver: Bunny Carr hosted the quizshow from 1965 to 1981. Photograph courtesy of RTÉ

Dear boys and girls, you may have heard a person a wee bit older than you utter the phrase “Stop the lights.” We don’t marvel at it, and barely notice(...)

An ultrasound image of a five-month-old foetus.

As the Beast from the East met Storm Emma with the resulting extreme weather for many across our country, we all witnessed an unprecedented outpouring(...)

The TruTrade  platform is now being used in Uganda and Kenya, most recently to open up a direct European market for avocado farmers.

A cashless trading platform developed and operated by an Irish organisation is giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops whil(...)

Brendan Rohan, a former Irish army officer, said he frequently flies the flag of his guests and will continue to fly the Union flag as British visitors arrive more frequently. Photograph: iStock

A Donegal hotelier and holiday park owner has said he will continue to fly the Union flag despite online attacks on his business. Brendan Rohan, who(...)

Mary Otieno from Nyabera village in western Kenya in her cassava plantation. She is among 28,000 small farmers who will benefit from the new Gorta-Self Help Africa  project in Kenya

Irish charity Gorta-Self Help Africa has won a €6.5 million contract to run an EU-backed food production project in Kenya. The new project focuses on (...)

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