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A class that lost pupils in an August 2018 Saudi-led air strike on a school bus in Saada province in Yemen. Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

The presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul has diverted attention from dire warnings that nearly h(...)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917 - 1980) at home in San Salvador in November 1979. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

There is something about the murder of a priest saying Mass that has always stirred the Christian imagination. The priest is then at his most vulnerab(...)

Budget 2019 elicited a range of varying reactions from the business community. File photograph: Getty Images

“Removing the 9 per cent VAT rate in today’s budget is a kick in the teeth for the hospitality sector,” Vintners’ Federation of Ireland “After a (...)

“Despite all of this unequivocal evidence supporting ambitious climate action, Ireland’s performance in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement and EU directives has been dismal”

The stark findings of the UN “1.5 degrees” report on global warming “heralds the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to climate justice campaigner (...)

Dr William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne and chairman of the Irish Catholic humanitarian aid agency Trócaire. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office /PA Wire

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is to divest from fossil fuels in keeping with a global pledge by Pope Francis in order to combat climate chang(...)

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(...)

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