Fr Jack Finucane  at the opening of an exhibition of Ethiopian photographs in 1995. Photograph: David Sleator

Among the metaphorical badges of honour pinned to Jack Finucane’s breast by those who knew him and served with him, was the virtue of wisdom, said to (...)

A homeless person sheltering at the GPO in Dublin. In 2014, staff costs at the four main Dublin homeless agencies absorbed all funds allocated to them by the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The charities sector in Ireland is a pretty crowded space. There is also lots of duplication, which means it is quite territorial. It can make for i(...)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks with United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Photograph: AP

Global leaders gathered yesterday for the first World Humanitarian Summit to tackle a “broken” system that has left hundreds of millions of people in(...)

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)

 Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Joe Costello File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Department of Foreign Affairs funding for overseas development assistance will be cut by €14.1 million this year, the sixth successive year that fundi(...)