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Captain  Charles O’Rourke (retired): “Up until 1960 we were a garrison army. Our whole environment was parades and inspections, and all the routine of barrack life. It was a pretty unexciting thing.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The ambush of an Irish Army patrol in Niemba in November 1960 shocked the nation, not least Marie O’Rourke whose husband Charles was serving as a lieu(...)

Pier with the sun setting behind a distant lighthouse in the Sea of Japan/East Sea. Photograph: Fábio Nascimento

The battered wooden “ghost boats” drift through the Sea of Japan for months, their only cargo the corpses of starved North Korean fishermen whose bodi(...)

Covid-19 patients being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. Photograph:  Jerome Delay/AP

The first global wave of the Covid-19 pandemic spread from China to east Asia and from there to Europe and the United States. It followed paths of glo(...)

UN secretary general António Guterres has accused world powers of ignoring inequality in global institutions. Photograph: Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

UN secretary general António Guterres on Saturday accused world powers of ignoring inequality in global institutions, but said the coronavirus pandemi(...)

Acayo Rose (74) stands in front of one of her family’s malaria nets with a neighbour and her baby in Gulu. Photograph: Sally Hayden/Thomson Reuters Foundation

In her small home in northern Uganda surrounded by the six children she cares for, Acayo Rose (74) sleeps under a mosquito net she inherited from a de(...)

Clockwise, from top left: Hugh Linehan, Jennifer Bray, Pat Leahy and Harry McGee

It was sad for Inside Politics host Hugh Linehan that his event “New Taoiseach, New Government, New Challenges” – part of the Irish Times Summer Night(...)

Anne Enright: “I looked at how men manage their confidence and their time. I took a few leads out of their book.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

“You don’t have to be horrible to be a writer,” author Anne Enright told The Irish Times Summer Nights Festival on Wednesday evening. Take Séamus Hean(...)

The new Johnnie Walker bottle will be produced for next year.

Drinks giant Diageo has created a plastic-free and paper-based spirits bottle, which will be used initially for its Johnnie Walker brand starting earl(...)

The Amazon rainforest on fire near  a  highway in Para state, Brazil. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

The year is 2035; location is The Hague in the Netherlands. Disgraced former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (80) is scheduled to appear before th(...)

  President Michael D Higgins laying a wreath during the National Day of Commemoration Ceremony  at Collins Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ceremonies were held on Sunday in several locations across the country to mark a National Day of Commemoration for Irish men and women who have died i(...)

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