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Two runaway Saudi sisters  have urged Apple and Google to pull an ‘inhuman’ app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel. File photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel, a(...)

A file photograph of a measles vaccination being administered. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of measles cases in Ireland has increased more than three-fold, according to a United Nations (UN) report that warns millions of children w(...)

Members of the Together for Yes Campaign call for abortion reform in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The British government “must respond” to breaches of Northern Irish women’s rights caused by abortion law there, a House of Commons committee is warni(...)

“The visibility factor” has led to a welcome change in attitudes. It prompted widespread abhorrence about plastic impacts on the marine environment, graphically highlighted by Blue Planet II television series.

Irish consumers have become “way more engaged” on the need to reduce waste, to recycle more and to curb unnecessary plastic use, according to Repak ch(...)

An Air Corps helicopter drops water on a gorse fire in Co Donegal at the weekend. Photograph: Air Corps/Facebook

A radical transformation in how upland landscapes are managed is needed given the latest wild fires that devastated habitats across Ireland, according(...)

The council heard briefings from individuals such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad (right) and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Photograph: Getty Images

A US threat to veto UN Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because th(...)

The scorched wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17  near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of Ukraine in July, 2014. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters/file

The family of the only American aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has used US anti-terror law to start an unusual legal action which could be follo(...)

A gas flare on an oil production platform beside a national flag in Iran: exports have fallen to a million barrels per day. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi

Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi expect to benefit from the Trump administration’s decision to end waivers that permit key consumers – among them India, Chi(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station during the third phase of general election in Ahmedabad, India on April 23rd. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Millions of Indians voted on Tuesday in the third and largest phase of the country’s staggered general election, in which prime minister Narendra Modi(...)

Sister Jean Quinn: Sophia’s slogan is “providing homes, supporting people”, reflecting a philosophy which recognises that the provision of physical space alone is an inadequate response

The contrast could not have been starker. On Wednesday last Sophia Housing hosted a morning of reflection on the possible development of Wisdom centre(...)

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