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What was your epiphany moment, the moment without which the whole course of your life would have turned out differently?

Monday was the Feast of the Epiphany. But epiphany isn’t just something that happened 2,000 years ago. We all have moments of epiphany, moments of sud(...)

Willie John McBride was unrepentant about his decision to take part in the controversial World Rugby XV tour in apartheid South Africa in 1989. Photograph: Independent News And Media/Getty Images

The Irish Rugby Football Union’s decision to allow members to participate in the controversial World Rugby XV tour in apartheid South Africa in August(...)

Ethiopia’s prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed:  recognised for bringing an end to conflict between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea, along with domestic reforms. Photograph: Fredrik Varfjell/AFP

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he was recognised for his work in bringing an end to conflic(...)

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. The Church of Ireland, although a small church, has played a significant role within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Photograph: Getty Images

On Wednesday the House of Bishops will decided whether to affirm the appointment of Archdeacon David McClay as Bishop of Down and Dromore, the largest(...)

Britain’s Prince Harry (R), Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Toby Melville/EPA/pool

One gets the impression that if Meghan Markle were to close the gender gap, end world hunger, stop wars or cure deadly diseases, a certain malevolent (...)

 Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and now head of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, speaking at Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

Former president Mary Robinson has outlined three steps people can take to alter the direction of climate change. She was speaking at the Galway Inte(...)

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International:  ‘I think we are in a better place, although we still have a journey.’ Photograph: Oxfam International

The executive director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, says the charity is still working hard to regain the trust of its supporters after a s(...)

Former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed as chair of ‘The Elders’, an international organisation of public figures noted as elder statespeopl(...)

 Siya Kolisi became the first black player to lead South Africa out for a full test. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

There are people who believe Nelson Mandela died years before he really did, who swear they remember reading about his funeral in the 1980s, hearing i(...)

Hard questions must be asked of Myanmar’s de facto leader, the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been disgracefully silent on the plight of the Rohingya. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign of horrific violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, Myanmar’s security forces systematically murdered, tortured, gang-(...)

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