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Former Irish president Mary Robinson said the crisis was leading to an ‘opening up of compassion and empathy’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The coronavirus pandemic is going to expose bad governments in a very raw and very cruel way, the former president, Mary Robinson, has said. The per-(...)

Stephen Kenny  with his Ireland under-21 assistants Keith Andrews and  Jim Crawford. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Say what you like about the FAI – and you will, you have – but no sports organisation can rip it up and start again with quite as boldly as Irish foot(...)

An employee works at a photoelectric production line at a factory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections on Tuesday, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that thresho(...)

Boris Johnson launching COP26 at an event in London on February 4th. The conference will no longer take place in Glasgow in November. Photograph:   Chris J Ratcliffe/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Governments, environmental organisations and aid organisations across the world have accepted that the decision to postpone the annual UN climate talk(...)

I am not a Pandemic Superparent. None of us is

What kind of a pandemic parent are you? You can file this with all the other questions you never thought you’d have to ask yourself. Questions like: (...)

Human rights advocate and former secretary general of Amnesty International Kumi Naidoo. File image: Tobias Hase/AFP/Getty Images.

The global capitalist system and an associated patholgical illness called “affluenza” is the biggest threat to humankind rather than coronavirus or fl(...)

Sheikh Mohammed  Al-Maktoum: the high court in England and Wales found that two older daughters of the sheikh, Shamsa and Latifa, had been abducted on their father’s orders. Photograph:  Fayez Nureldine / AFP

The British court judgment that found the billionaire ruler of Dubai had ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, mentions the controversial vis(...)

Mary Robinson: ‘I have become in the past year a fearless woman, a connected woman and a dangerous woman.’ File photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Former president Mary Robinson has said she has been trying to reconcile why the world was collectively addressing the coronavirus threat by changing (...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on December 24th, 2018 shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum having a meal with former president of the Republic Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: AFP/Ho/Wam

The dramatic finding by a UK family court that the ruler of Dubai organised the abduction of two of his daughters turns the focus again on a controver(...)

The Irish Times Debate 2020: Team champions Aislinn Carty and Eoghan Quinn of TCD Phil and individual winner Rachael Mullally of UCD Law. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Trinity College Dublin students Eoghan Quinn and Aislinn Carty were crowned team champions of the 60th Irish Times Debate competition at the event’s g(...)

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