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Mick Tynan who served with the Defence Forces for 37 years and is now living in Brú Na bhFiann, a hostel for ex-service personnel. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Mick Tynan served 37 years in the Defence Forces. Aged 61 and retired from the Army, he didn’t expect to find himself homeless. But that is what life (...)

Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry pictured speaking to the media outside court on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Michael Lowry’s tax conviction was the first time in the history of the State that a citizen had been put on trial for “paying too much tax”, the Tipp(...)

Penneys was dead to me from the moment it left me with my trousers around my ankles in Greystones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Penneys was dead to me from the moment it left me with my trousers around my ankles in Greystones more than a decade ago. To be honest, I didn’t much (...)

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (centre). Photograph: Reuters

The UN agency that helps the 5.4 million Palestinians classified as refugees could start running out of money next month because of a $250 million (€2(...)

Sabina Higgins addressing the Friends of Breastfeeding event in Naas, Co Kildare.

Sabina Higgins has called the “global movement” for breastfeeding “probably the most important thing in the world”. “To me it is terribly important,”(...)

President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony to celebrate Ireland’s service and commitment to UN peacekeeping. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Irish peacekeepers, including the 87 who lost their lives on missions abroad, at a ceremony to mark th(...)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he leaves his residence in Istanbul, Turkey June 24th, 2018. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential election, but the opposition called the announcement premature, as not all ballots h(...)

 Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro with influential politician and army member Diosdado Cabello in Caracas. File photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan security forces suspected of killing hundreds of demonstrators and alleged criminals enjoy immunity from prosecution, indicating that the r(...)

John Concannon: will retain the assistant secretary pay grade of between €122,313 and €139,728  for his new appointment. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Concannon, who ran the soon-to-be-disbanded strategic communications unit, is taking up a new role as head of a Government project aimed at expan(...)

The US name plate one day after the United States announced its withdrawal at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The United Nations Human Rights Council is far from perfect. It has inbuilt flaws and needs to be reformed. But it has also been growing more effectiv(...)

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