Maggie O Kane

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Alice Leahy is presented with her award for Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year by  Irish Red Cross ambassador Jason Black and chairman of the Irish Red Cross Pat Carey. Photograph: Conor Healy

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy has been named as humanitarian of the year at an Irish Red Cross awards ceremony. Ms Leahy was recognised for her lif(...)

 Somali-born Irishwoman Ifrah Ahmed  is working alongside  the London-based Global Media Campaign Against FGM to combat the practice in Somalia. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The authorities in Somalia have said they will prosecute those responsible for the death of a 10-year-old girl who bled to death recently after being (...)

Ifrah Ahmed, the Somali-born Irish woman advising the Somali government on FGM and whose Dublin-based foundation campaigns against the practice world-wide. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia involving Irish people is hopeful of winning a strong endorsement this weekend from reli(...)

Peter Preston: journalism “is the product of free minds, not formulas”. Photograph: Ben Gurr/The Times/PA Wire

Peter Preston, the former Guardian editor who died in January, was a great advocate for what he called “zing” in journalism, arguing that “serious doe(...)

Anti-FGM activists from all over African have gathered at Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Wicklow to work out how to end the barbaric practice. Pictured are Ifrah Ahmed, Jaha Dukureh, Elizabeth Anche, Gift Abu, Lisa Camara, Domtila Chesang, Jeremmie Kutanya, Lucy-Ann Ganda, Salamatu Kamara, Haadijatou Cessay and Maria Saine. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ifrah Ahmed was 17-years-old when she left Somalia and travelled to Ireland on her own. She was shy, spoke no English and knew virtually nothing about(...)

The Gamechangers: Ian Keir Attard as Dan Houser, Joe Dempsie as Jamie King, and Daniel Radcliffe as Sam Houser

After The Gamechangers on BBC Two on Tuesday, Rockstar, which makes Grand Theft Auto, the video game that is the subject of this fact-inspired drama, (...)

John Mulholland (centre) with Mark Little and Maggie O'Kane at the First thought discussion in Galway

How will readers access this article? Through the printed page or via Facebook, Google+ and Twitter? That was the topic of the First Thought discussio(...)