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Irish troops serving in Lebanon returned to Ireland on Monday. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Some 115 Irish troops serving in Lebanon returned to Ireland on Monday morning, after their planned rotation home had been delayed by several weeks du(...)

President Michael D Higgins said inequalities in terms of healthcare provision  also existed in Latin and Central America. File photograph: Frank Miller

“Mass fatalities” are a real risk in Africa and Latin America as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the President, Michael D Higgins has said. The(...)

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the opening of the World Health Assembly virtual meeting in Geneva. Photograph: Christopher Black/World Health Organization/AFP via Getty Images

The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received (...)

A worker opens a door using a 3D printed handle modifier, allowing hand-less entry, inside a Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemet, Hungary. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

It’s safe to assume that the coronavirus pandemic will change the world. No event could wreak such human and economic devastation without leaving its (...)

The Defence Forces has requested permission to deploy the Government jet, which is operated by the Air Corps and is the only aircraft in the corps’ fleet capable of making the journey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government is making plans to rent an aircraft to evacuate Irish army officers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid growing fears for (...)

Irish Army Ranger wing on patrol as part of UN peacekeeping duties.

Some 350 Irish troops serving in Lebanon will have to spend an extra six weeks in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The troops were originall(...)

A woman makes a selection of the most expensive tomatoes for a customer just before the 7pm curfew in Kibera, Nairobi on Tuesday. Since Kenya confirmed its first case of Covid-19 on March 13th, authorities have adopted various measures to curb the spread of the virus while stopping short of imposing a full lockdown. Photograph: Kabir Dhanji/AFP via Getty

Worldwide some 3.3 million Covid-19 cases have been confirmed, with more than 233,000 deaths linked to the pandemic. But the distribution is very unev(...)

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has a video conversation about the coronavirus and climate change  at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Gow/EPA

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has called for a combined effort to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis, saying the 50th anniversary of Earth Da(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Irish Troops in Mali in 2019. File photograph:  Cian Clancy

Irish special forces troops are expected to rotate home from Mali by the end of April, despite a request from the United Nations to extend their missi(...)

A member of the Defence Forces walks through Mowag Armoured Personnel Carriers in Dublin Port after they were shipped home from the Minurcat mission in Chad in 2010. File photograph: The Irish Times.

Defence Forces personnel in Lebanon and Mali who were due to return to Ireland within the next month will continue their UN missions until the end of (...)

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