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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (centre) with Stephen Nolan, chief executive of Sustainable Nation Ireland, and Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of EIT Climate-KIC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

A UN programme that encourages global financial centres to place “sustainable and green finance” at the heart of their operations and help fight clima(...)

Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

The herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate, is manufactured by the Monsanto company, a unit of German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, in St Louis, USA. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

The weedkiller glyphosate, which is sold under the trade name Roundup, will continue to be licensed for use in Ireland in spite of a US court awarding(...)

Scouts carry the coffin of a boy during funerals  for children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in  Saada, northern Yemen.  Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

Thousands of mourners on Monday buried dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, one of the deadliest (...)

The old district of Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang province, in 2016  . Xinjiang, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, is an autonomous region that is home to 10 million Uighurs, who are mostly Muslim. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

International pressure is growing on China after reports that more than one million ethnic Uighurs are being interned in political re-education camps (...)

Syrians gather at a site of car bomb in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian military has deployed along the borders of al-Qaeda-dominated Idlib province and has begun shelling insurgents’ positions, prompting fears (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez at a press conference in southern Spain. Photograph: A Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from her summer holiday, picking up where she left off: demanding far-reaching reform of the EU’s so-called Dubl(...)

Yemenis dig graves for the victims of a Saudi-led air strike on Thursday that hit a bus carrying children. Photograph: EPA

A Saudi-led Arab military coalition said on Friday it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of s(...)

The ‘Voices of Impact: Women Leaders Shaping Global Change’, at the RDS on Saturday August 25th. as part of the World Meeting of families, will be chaired by broadcaster and entrepreneur Norah Casey. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A symposium dedicated to the global impact of women’s leadership will be held as part of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) later this month. The ‘(...)

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Ottawa and frozen trade with Canada after mild criticism of his human rights record by Justin Trudeau’s government. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

In his drive to shake the Saudi economy out of its oil-dependent torpor while simultaneously initiating tentative social liberalisation and cracking d(...)

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