Dalai Lama

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A pro-Tibetan vigil  with pictures of  Gedhun Choekyi Nyima  outside the Chinese consulate in Barcelona, Spain. Groups have renewed calls on China to free the Tibetan identified  as the Panchen Lama. Photograph:   Getty Images

On the 25th anniversary of the abduction of the six-year-old Panchen Lama there have been widespread calls from the international Tibetan community an(...)

If the Dalai Lama was not in a high-risk group at Christmas, he is now. Above,  the Dalai Lama in Kildare  in 2011. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

In an idle moment the other day, I dug out my copy of the Economist’s The World in 2020. This was the latest instalment of an annual, published around(...)

‘My best, healthiest worry is about tulips. I can’t change the colour scheme as they are already planted and it doesn’t matter a jot anyway. But that’s the beauty of it.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill

As a new decade is about to begin, I find myself worrying about a lot of things. For a start, there are my year-11 economics students, who sit their G(...)

One of the Hong Kong protesters who spoke to The Irish Times. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CHINESE POLITICAL ACTIVISTS LIVING IN IRELAND CLAIM THAT OTHER CHINESE PEOPLE HERE ARE ‘KEEPING AN EYE ON EVERYONE’ FOR SIGNS OF DISLOYALTY TO THE (...)

US president Donald J. Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the East Room of the White House in Washingto. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Bill Taylor is the interim head of the US embassy to the Ukraine and a key witness at the impeachment inquiry that began public hearings in Washington(...)

Dalai Lama arrives for a long-life prayer offering dedicated to him at Tsuglagkhang Temple September 13th, 2019. Photograph: Lobsang Wangyal/AFP/Getty

China’s atheist Communist Party is gearing up to dictate who will be reincarnated as the next Dalai Lama, a move that is deeply disturbing to many Tib(...)

Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

Donegal’s Jamei Brennan  and Kerry’s Mark Griffin take a tumble during yesterday’s quarter-final phase two clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It would be hard to imagine a much cagier gathering than the post-match media conferences two-thirds of the way through the Super 8s schedule. Except (...)

Geelong in Victoria, Australia, where Dr Diarmuid McCoy lives with his family. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Dr Diarmuid McCoy is originally from Bantry, Co Cork. He is a specialist pain medicine physician. He moved to Geelong, Victoria in 2004. He went to Un(...)

Riot police block demonstrators from approaching the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on Thursday.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

Hong Kong protesters flooded the streets, with rubber bullets flying overhead and tear gas in their eyes, ostensibly to protest an extradition law tha(...)

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