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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-(...)

Nakhane stars as a closeted gay factory worker in  John Trengove’s visceral coming-of-age drama 'The Wound'.

Nakhane cheerfully emerges from a London recording studio. Charming, articulate and witty, it’s difficult to reconcile the 30-year-old actor, musician(...)

Oxfam is struggling to stem an exodus of support after the ‘Times’ newspaper alleged it had concealed findings from an inquiry into the behaviour of several staff members. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The former Oxfam official at the centre of a sex scandal surrounding the charity has denied paying for prostitutes when he was country director in Hai(...)

US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Carmel Stelzner: ‘Trump’s assertion that Norwegians would be desirable immigrants didn’t land as a huge complement here’ Reports of Donald Trump’s da(...)

 Pendulum Summit 2018 keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson with UFC Fighter Conor McGregor and MC Alan Shortt on the main stage of the Convention Centre in Dublin.  Photograph:  McCabe Photography.

People can get excited when business bigwigs such as Sir Richard Branson are in town. Here to take part in the Pendulum Summit, the annual cringefest (...)

Richard Branson addressing the Pendulum Summit at the Convention Centre in Dublin.  “Too many entrepreneurs cling on to every single little detail for too long. It makes them ill, it ruins relationships . . .” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Any budding entrepreneur should be doing their utmost to put themselves out of a job as early as possible, according to Sir Richard Branson. Speaki(...)

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar clamor for bamboo polls and tarpaulins to build homes at a new makeshift-camp near Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on September 3rd. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

A military crackdown against the Rohingya ethnic group has driven hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes in Myanmar. The Ro(...)

Rohingya refugees carry their belongings as they arrive in  Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing, the top UN human rights official has said.(...)

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