The G7 should have had a plan to vaccinate the world, says  former British prime minister Gordon Brown Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Wednesday night’s final Irish Times Summer Nights event is called Seven Ways to Change the World. It’s named after the new book by special guest, form(...)

The Holy Spirit  is the presence of God in the world. Photograph: Getty Images

Nowadays people often say that they are not religious, but they are spiritual. What do those words mean? What does it mean to be religious, what does (...)

What white people can do next: Hazel Chu and Emma Dabiri. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Joanne O’Brien

Emma Dabiri, the author, historian, and TV presenter, and Hazel Chu, the Green Party politician and Lord Mayor of Dublin, both share an experience o(...)

Former US president George W Bush  accepting loan of a bust of former British prime minister Winston Churchill from British ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer  in the Oval Office  in July 2001. Photograph:  Getty Images

Boris Johnson played down Joe Biden’s decision to remove a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office as he seeks to build a relationship with the(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden after meeting with transition advisers  in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photograph: Angela weiss/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump is expected to issue dozens of pardons in the final hours of his presidency as he prepares to leave Washington on Wednesday.(...)

US lawyer John Clancey  in Hong Kong. Photogrpah: Anthony Wallace/AFP

The first expatriate to be arrested under Hong Kong’s new national security law has appealed to local democracy activists not to give up hope, compari(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives to speak to supporters from the Ellipse near the White House on Wednesday  in Washington, DC.  Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Democrats in the US House of Representatives are poised to impeach Donald Trump for a second time for his role in inciting the Capitol Hill riots, as (...)

President-elect Joe Biden speaking in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday. He  abandoned his prepared remarks and addressed a shocked nation as the attack on the Capitol was unfolding. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In the midst of this week’s anarchy and destruction at the US Capitol, there was a moment of clarity, a moment of dignity. Joe Biden, who will become(...)

Rev Raphael Warnock, US Democratic Senate candidate, looks set to secure victory in one of the seats in the runoff election in Georgia. Photograph: EPA

The Democrat Party has taken control of the US Senate – and Congress overall – after winning a pair of run-off election races in Georgia. With 98 p(...)

Election officials assist voters at a polling location during the US Senate runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg

Democrats have won both senate seats for Georgia giving them control of the chamber and the power to advance US president-elect Joe Biden’s policy goa(...)

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