An office building containing the London HQ  of Bell Pottinger: the disgraced firm is now fighting for survival amid a mass exodus of clients and staff. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Bank of Ireland has become the latest corporate client, and the first big Irish name, to sever ties with embattled UK public relations firm Bell Potti(...)

“You can’t separate art from politics,” says Gael García Bernal. “Art doesn’t happen in isolation. Every movie or piece of art takes a political stanc(...)

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Paston Farm Centre, in Paston near Peterborough, Britain, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Opposition parties matter only inasmuch as they stake a claim to office. The weather is made by those who wield power or those with a reasonable expec(...)

 President Michael D Higgins arrives for a press conference at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Lima, Peru  on Friday. Photograph: AFP

President Michael D Higgins said he hoped a shared celebration of Roger Casement’s contribution to human rights would become a basis for renewed relat(...)

Apollo House should embolden not just activists in other sectors, but people inspired by activism. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

After Apollo House, after a large protest movement forced the Government to roll back on charging people for water, as the movement for women’s repro(...)

General Pinochet came to power by a military coup aided by the CIA. The workers resistance is violently and brutally crushed. The price paid by the Chilean working class was terrible. 50, 000 workers are murdered, 100,000 disappear and many are forced to take up exile. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Just before 10am on New Year’s Eve 1986, armed men arrived at the office of a small organisation for the resettlement of migrants, in Santiago, Chile(...)

Neelie Kroes pictured  in Dublin Castle in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the E(...)

Joseph Abaud from Chile and his wife Nico Ferguson, from Scotland, at Trinity College. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Joseph Abaud was not taught his country’s history at school. When he was growing up in Chile in the 1990s, the school history book provided students (...)

‘Given the good feeling between the two countries, and the new working holiday visa on offer, there couldn’t be a better time for Irish people to consider spending a year here.’

A recent visit to Ireland by Chile’s foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz led to several important developments in relations between the two countries. An a(...)

Pablo Neruda, famed for his passionate love poems and staunch communist views, is presumed to have died of cancer days after a coup in 1973 that ushered in the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Spanish researchers investigating the early 1970s death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to determine if he was poisoned, have found no conclusive evidenc(...)

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