Fred O’Sullivan (right), chairman of the Sliabh Luachra Wind Awareness Group, with Peter and Caroline Cooke at the wind farm at Barna, near Scartaglen in Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Two years ago, former president Mary Robinson narrated a video to mark the 25th anniversary of the Irish Wind Energy Association, pointing out that Ir(...)

The White House said that Mr Trump ‘recognised Gen Haftar’s significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya’s oil resources’.

The UN has warned that international rivalries and support for competing Libyan factions has helped push the oil-rich north African state to the brink(...)

People who stick to NHS guidelines on red and processed meat consumption still increase their risk of bowel cancer by a fifth compared with those who eat very small amounts, a study part-funded by Cancer Research UK found. Photograph: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

Even moderate amounts of ham, bacon and and red meat are linked to bowel cancer, experts have warned. People who stick to NHS guidelines on red and p(...)

Phoenix Park in Dublin. ESRI researchers have  surveyed 1,050 adults between February and May last year on how often they visited green spaces. Photograph: Pat Langan

A trip to the local park twice a week could pay dividends in personal health terms, particularly mental wellbeing, new research has found. A detaile(...)

Yemeni protesters hold placards during a demonstration outside the United Nations office to lift the siege on the port of Hodeida, in the capital Sana’a. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

While Yemenis have marked with protests the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on their country, cholera continues to spread with 1,000 new cases(...)

A medical worker in protective wear attending to a patient in a “bio-secure” plastic cube at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo in December. Photograph: Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi/The New York Times

A quarter of people surveyed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola hotspots believed the virus was not real, a study said on Wednesday, as the worl(...)

 Germany has active parent groups who oppose vaccination, citing concerns over a link to autism in a 1998 medical study, since withdrawn. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Germany’s federal minister for health is examining whether to exclude from state schools and kindergartens all children not vaccinated against measles(...)

 Floodwater covers the ground in a devastated area of  Beira, the fourth largest city in Mozambique. Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

The first cases of cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique’s cyclone-ravaged city of Beira, authorities have announced, raising the stakes in an alr(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman:  alleged to have been stripped of some of his  authority. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

The heir to the Saudi throne has not attended a series of high-profile ministerial and diplomatic meetings in Saudi Arabia over the last fortnight and(...)

Children at the al-Hawl  camp, which is saturated by civilians fleeing Baghouz, the last pocket in Syria held by Islamic State. Photograph: Laurence Geai/Le Monde

Unlike many western European countries, the State has taken a relatively benign approach to the question of what to do with jihadists returning from S(...)

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