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Bernard Davenport: while working at the United Nations in New York he acquired a working knowledge of Russian so he could read Dostoyevsky in the original.

Bernard Davenport Born: August 19th, 1939 Died: June the 11th, 2018 Bernard Davenport had a life many people would have killed for. A very talented(...)

Official opening of Patrice Lumumba Square in Brussels, named in honour of late Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, with an effigy of Lumumba. Photograph: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Getty

“You killed Lumumba,” she roared at the Belgian officials on the platform, before being escorted away by the police. The music and speeches resumed. (...)

Leo Varadkar told a private lunch gathering in New York on Tuesday that he sympathised with Donald Trump’s view of the media, saying the media was not interested in the truth but in the story. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come under pressure to clarify his comments on the media after he told a private lunch in New York that he sympathised with(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  ringing the opening bell of the NYSE in New York, July 3rd.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said Donald Trump’s criticism of the media was one of the few things he could sympathise with the US president about. Mr V(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar laying a wreath at UN headquarters in New York to the Irish who died on UN peacekeeping missions. Photograph: Simon Carswell

The United Nations Security Council is a flawed, unrepresentative institution too often rendered impotent by the vetoes of its five permanent members.(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar laying a wreath at UN Building in New York to Irish who died on UN peacekeeping missions. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there was “no vanity” in Ireland seeking a seat on the United Nations Security Council; the motivation was to protect (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  has travelled to the United States to launch Ireland’s election campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. File Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied his Fine Gael colleagues were “swaggering around the place” as suggested by Independent TD Finian McGrath amid specu(...)

U2 on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph: Ross Stewart

U2 frontman Bono paid tribute on Sunday night to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney for their “very hard work” in protecting “our b(...)

Ireland’s 2001-2002 membership of the UN Security Council, dominated by the response to the 9/11 attacks, was the last time Ireland held one of its 10 non-permanent seats.

Richard Ryan, Ireland’s permanent representative at the United Nations, was preparing for the second week of the Irish month-long presidency of the UN(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar   in Brussels last week. He will be attending a series of events in New York on Monday marking the formal launch of Ireland’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.  Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Winning a seat on the UN Security Council would place Ireland “at the heart of UN decision-making on international peace, security and development,” T(...)

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