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Karen Kiernan said One Family had “never dealt with the amount of food and hunger issues” and at every meeting she attended since March people have talked about “food and hunger”. Photograph:iStock

The level of food poverty and hunger a leading single parents’ organisation has seen in the last six months has been “tragic”, its chief executive has(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: ‘We would not have had peace in Ireland if it hadn’t been for the United States in terms of interventions, support, encouragement and ongoing involvement.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Ireland will not become “collateral damage” on Brexit, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned as he kicked-off a series of engagements (...)

This photo taken on Monday shows a new volunteer wearing personal protective equipment  as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, during a training session at a quarantine facilities centre in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph:  Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

More than 1 million people have succumbed to Covid-19 around the world as of Tuesday, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, doub(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: “All of them bet on the worst-case scenario for the sake of saving themselves, the interests of their family or their clan.” Photograph: Petras Malukas

French president Emmanuel Macron has scolded Lebanon’s politicians for failing to form a government of experts to rescue Lebanon from economic, social(...)

A woman wearing a Niqab Islamic dress, in Rotterdam. The Dutch ban applies  in public places such as schools, hospitals, government offices, and on public transport, though not on the street. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty    Images

No matter how you look at it politically, there’s more than a little irony in growing demands for the year-old Dutch burka ban to be rescinded because(...)

An inflatable boat off the Libyan coast. Over the past three years, tens of thousands of refugees and migrants have been caught trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and detained without charge or trial. Photograph: Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty

Refugees and asylum seekers who have been locked up in a remote Libyan detention centre for two years, after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to (...)

Differences of opinion in Coalition are surfacing, says Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan,  but are being worked through collectively. ‘It has steadied down.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

The industrial policies pursued by Seán Lemass and TK Whitaker in the late 1950s and early 1960s changed Ireland to its core. Green Party leader and M(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (centre) fronts a Fridays For Future protest at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. Photograph: Getty

More than 3,500 global protests led by young people including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took place in 150 countries across the world on Friday t(...)

North Korea has expressed regret that it shot dead a missing South Korean to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: STR/KCNA via KNS/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un apologised on Friday for the shooting death of a South Korean fishersies official, as public and political outrage ove(...)

UN secretary-general António Guterres: “The climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste.” Photograph: Eskinder Debebe

The United Nations has announced plans to gather “the world’s most ambitious climate leaders” in December on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreem(...)

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