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Caoimhe de Barra said she was hugely honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Trócaire.

Caoimhe de Barra has been appointed chief executive of Trócaire, the Irish Catholic Church’s overseas development agency. A 48-year-old Dubliner, sh(...)

Pope John Paul II kisses thr ground on arrival in Dublin, 1979. Photograph: Mazpix

Watching the second part of the quite superb RTÉ documentary series The Game last Monday night, I was struck by the fervour of the crowds in Croke Par(...)

I have seen them at close of day, grown pale and spectre thin. Running, with vivid faces among grey 18th-century houses. I have passed with a nod of t(...)

Irish Red Cross: “We can confirm that no monies from restricted funds have been spent for any purpose other than for which they were donated.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Cutbacks to the international arm of the Irish Red Cross due to a funding shortfall could raise questions about the financial management of the charit(...)

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire executive director: “Last year was a year of incredible generosity from the Irish public”. Photograph: iStock

Last year was one of Trócaire’s best ever in terms of fund raising and helping people in the developing world, according to its annual report, with i(...)

Many fruits and vegetables such as grapes, oranges, dates, herbs, avocados, peppers and potatoes come from Israeli settlement areas. Photograph: iStock

It will be difficult for Irish consumers to follow proposals making it an offence to purchase goods and services from Israeli settlements given contin(...)

Adul Sam-on (right)    inside the Tham Luang cave. He can speak English, Chinese, Burmese, Thai and Wa. The latter is the language of the ethnic minority to which he belongs. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Empathy and compassion are some of the most powerful motivators. They were on display in abundance during the nerve-wracking rescue of the soccer team(...)

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, passed in the Dáil on Thursday, now goes to the Seanad, where it is expected to go through quickly and become law by the end of the year, Deputy Thomas  Pringle said.

Ireland is set to become the first country in the world to divest public money from fossil fuel assets following a landmark vote in the Dáil on Thursd(...)

Senator Frances Black called the settlements ‘a gross violation of international law’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Bill prohibiting the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in the Palestinian territories looks set to pass in the Seanad on Wednesda(...)

The CAN report highlighted the critical need for Ireland to urgently implement the recent Citizens’ Assembly proposals. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is falling behind its EU counterparts due to failure to decrease polluting carbon emissions, the chair of An Taisce’s Climate Change Committee(...)

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