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Margaret: ‘One day in 1956, as I was crossing the football field of my high school, it occurred to me that I was not going to be a botanist, or a home economist, after all. Photograph: Arden Wray/New York Times

Today is Nollaig na mBan, or Women’s Christmas – a day that is also celebrated in the Christian calendar as the feast of the Epiphany. To mark both da(...)

RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey. Photograph: James Crombie/©INPHO

As a new decade begins, a spirit of resolve and hope for the future permeates the airwaves, if only because January’s arrival means not having to list(...)

The independent TD for Kerry is on the show for a discussion about fellow TD Noel Grealish. File Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s a flutter of anticipation on Wednesday’s edition of Today with Seán O’Rourke (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) when stand-in host Miriam O’Callaghan ann(...)

The Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan: There is general agreement hundreds of thousands died – 1.5 million says Armenia but Turkey estimates the total at about 300,000. Photograph:  Sergei Gapon/AFP

Turkey is not in the business these days of placating old allies. Its invasion of northern Syria and attempt to crush the Kurds have gone down particu(...)

Samantha Power in Co Kerry. Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan

SAMANTHA POWER’S NEW MEMOIR TRACES HER JOURNEY FROM IRISH IMMIGRANT TO WAR CORRESPONDENT TO US AMBASSADOR TO THE UN. SHE TALKS ABOUT HER TRAUMATIC (...)

‘In fairness to Kofi Annan, he expressed a sense of institutional responsibility for what happened in Rwanda.’ Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Given the secretive, supremely political process by which a UN secretary general is chosen – the successful candidate is invariably the person who lea(...)

Bosnian Muslim women offers prayers near the caskets of 71 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, at the memorial cemetery in the village of Potocari, near the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, on July 11th, 2017.  Photograph:  Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

In 2015, just days before the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, Bosnia’s former ambassador to the UN aimed a late-night tweet at the Dutch (...)

Gail Slater, who is originally from Dalkey in south Co Dublin, has taken up the role of adviser to the US president on technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity.

Donald Trump has appointed a Dublin-born lawyer to a senior job at the White House. Gail Slater, who is originally from Dalkey in south Co Dublin, ha(...)

Barack Obama and Samantha Power in 'The Final Year'

Say what you will about the recent vogue for Obama hagiography, but at least Barry and Southside with You had coherent three-act structure in their fa(...)

Donald Trump campaigned last year on a promise to deport large numbers of immigrants and build a wall along the Mexico-US border to tackle illegal immigration.

The United States has quit negotiations on a voluntary pact to deal with migration because the global approach to the issue was “simply not compatible(...)

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