Irish News editor Noel Doran said the  support for journalists “sends out a strong message that all the attempts at intimidation will have no effect on our coverage”. File photograph: Getty

A wide range of political and civic society has come out in condemning recent threats against journalists in Northern Ireland. In April, dissident r(...)

Members of Building and Wood Workers’ International and Swiss Unia unions demonstrate outside Fifa headquarters in 2013. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The International Trade Union Confederation has accused the Irish Government and others of a “conspiracy of silence” with regard to World Cup 2022 hos(...)

A general view of the stadium during fireworks in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina Photograph: Getty Images

The World Cup may be just over but the focus is already turning to Qatar 2022. The plight of workers preparing for the World Cup in Qatar is set to fe(...)

Sepp Blatter: unease among some sponsors will raise the pressure on the Fifa presiden. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images

Two more of Fifa’s headline World Cup sponsors have warned that corruption allegations engulfing the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar are damaging(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, seen here confirming Qatar as the  hosts of 2022 World Cup in Zurich  2010.  Photograph: Getty Images

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by offic(...)

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo (centre  back), Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Secretary General Mithika Mwenda (second right) and International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow (second left) walk out of the UN Climate Change Conferencein Warsaw, Poland.

Non-governmental organisations from across the globe, including Irish observers, staged a mass walk-out from the UN’s 19th climate change conference (...)

Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty holds up a report titled “The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup”, during a news conference in Doha yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Qatar’s construction industry is rife with abuse of migrant workers who are “treated like cattle” and live in squalid accommodations, Amnesty Interna(...)