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New Zealand Green Party MP Jan Logie (left), who introduced the domestic violence Bill: “Domestic violence doesn’t respect that split between work and life.” Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find ne(...)

Mylan is the largest manufacturer of HIV Aids medicine in the world, treating around 40%  of people with the disease

Global generic drugmaker Mylan will this week launch a HIV self-test kit in the Irish market in the first intervention of its kind to aid early detect(...)

O'donoghue

Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

White Helmet members remove a victim from the rubble of a house following a reported air strike by government forces on a rebel-held area in Daraa. File photograph: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP/Getty Images

The Israeli military has extracted more than 400 members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group and their families, evacuating them to Jordan fr(...)

Ifrah Ahmed, the Somali-born Irish woman advising the Somali government on FGM and whose Dublin-based foundation campaigns against the practice world-wide. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia involving Irish people is hopeful of winning a strong endorsement this weekend from reli(...)

Many Travellers live in sites without regular rubbish collections and where their landlords – the local authorities – carry out little or no maintenance despite the fact they pay rent for their homes, a report has found

Travellers in Galway are living in overcrowded, damp and mouldy accommodation with overflowing sewerage, insecure electricity, rat and fly infestation(...)

Official agricultural policy involves rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland can be proud of its leading role, managed by our then ambassador, David Donoghue, in persuading the United Nations to adopt an ambitious progr(...)

Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority members  walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh last September. Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP

Myanmar’s military systematically planned a genocidal campaign to rid the country of Rohingya Muslims, according to a report released on Thursday by t(...)

Children from Northlen Primary school in Durban, South Africa,  colour in posters to commemorate the life of  Nelson Mandela on Wednesday – the centenary of his birth. Photograph: Rahesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

South Africans have joined former US president Barack Obama in marking the centenary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth with acts of char(...)

The Government would produce a new international development policy and commit financial support for global climate action later this year, Minister for for  Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has told the UN. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 has been strongly defended in an address to the United Nations in Ne(...)

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