Former US president Bill Clinton and Irish businessman Denis O’Brien shake hands at the Concern Worldwide 50 years Tackling Extreme Poverty Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In 1968, John O’Loughlin Kennedy, his wife and a legion of like-minded volunteers launched an appeal to help hungry Biafrans in west Africa who were s(...)

File image of Amina Mohammed at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

The United Nations is “under siege” due to the retreat from multilateralism in the era of Donald Trump and must speak more about its successes, its de(...)

  Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan with EU High Representative for Foreign   and Security Policy and vice-president of the European Commission Federica Mogherini,  at Iveagh House this week ahead of the conference of ambassadors which she addressed.  – Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ireland’s foreign service is relatively small, with 80 representations, and comparatively thinly spread, with an average of one to two people in each (...)

Amina Mohammed, special adviser to UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon,  in Dublin to address a gathering of Irish ambassadors at Dublin Castle on the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals. Photograph: Lensman Photography

The global economy must learn to measure a country’s success, not on GDP growth, but on the number of jobs available and the empowerment of women, acc(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will this week convene a three-day gathering of Ireland’s ambassadors to be addressed by Taoiseach Enda (...)

The UN secretary-general’s special envoy on climate change, Mary Robinson, who will deliver an address at the Dublin conference. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s ambassadors are to be asked to redouble their efforts to support Irish business internationally during a three-day conference that begins to(...)