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Fr Michael Kelly, pictured in Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Joe Humphreys/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to educator and HIV/Aids campaigner Father Michael Kelly who died in Zambia on Friday. The death of the (...)

The 157 babies due to be born in Ireland on January 1st will have an average life expectancy of 105.6 years based on data from last year’s United Nations World Population Prospects which tracks worldwide population growth and ageing. Photograph: iStock

Irish babies born on January 1st, 2021 are expected to live to 105 years of age, according to Unicef estimates published this morning. The 157 babies(...)

The digital divide refers to the gap between those who have access to computers and the internet, and those with limited or no access. Photograph: Getty

A painting of a woman using an iPad and a vase depicting children dreaming of computers. Both are historical objects with a contemporary twist highlig(...)

Villagers collect food aid dropped from a plane  onto a drop zone at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty

Famine is likely already happening in parts of South Sudan, according to reports, as aid workers worry that the severity of the situation is not being(...)

A school classroom in Dapchi, northern Nigeria, after Boko Haram students kidnapped schoolgirls in 2018. Photograph: Aminu Abubakar/AFP via Getty

Hundreds of students are missing after their school was attacked in northern Nigeria last Friday. About 800 boys were enrolled at the Government Scie(...)

Leaving Cert student Aoife Devlin. Photograph: James Connolly

"We have missed out on quite a few rites of passage", Jennifer O'Connell talks to Irish teenagers about the impact Covid-19 has had on them “As (...)

A woman carries her baby on her back as Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in Tigray province camp arrive at the Um Rakuba camp in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref province. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly

Violence in northern Ethiopia will probably drive 200,000 people into neighbouring Sudan over the coming months, UN agencies have warned, where food, (...)

Syrian children in the south of Idlib prvoince at a camp for the displaced near the border with Turkey last year.  Ireland allocated more than  than €25m  to the Syria crisis in 2019. File photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

State spending on overseas development aid rose by nearly 10 per cent in 2019 with the Government set to increase spending by an additional €21 mil(...)

A resident is helped off a boat after he was rescued from a flooded area in the neighbourhood of Planeta, Honduras, on  Thursday.  Photograph: Delmer Martinez/AP

The remains of Hurricane Eta dumped more torrential rain across large parts of Central America early on Friday after days of devastating floods and l(...)

 A fallen tree due to the passage of Hurricane Eta is seen on the north Caribbean coast of Bilwi, Nicaragua. Photograph:Jorge Torres/EPA

Hurricane Eta, one of the most powerful storms to hit Central America in years, pummelled Nicaragua on Tuesday as it hit an impoverished region of th(...)

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