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Denmark and New Zealand were found to be the least corrupt on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013. Image: Transparency International

Ireland is ranked number 21 out of 177 countries named on the annual ‘corruption’ index published by Transparency International, up from a ranking of (...)

Sabina Higgins: expressed gratitude to the missionaries for their “outstanding contribution” in many countries throughout the world

Irish missionaries who have each served between 40 and 60 years abroad were honoured at a special awards ceremony in Dublin City Hall yesterday. An in(...)

President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh addresses the  United Nations 68th session of the General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York last week. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The West African nation of Gambia has announced it is withdrawing from the Commonwealth, saying it will “never be a member of any neo-colonial institu(...)

Adventures in Sierra Leone

It might have been a box-office hit, but Leo di Caprio’s Blood Diamonds cut a deep scar on Sierra Leone’s international reputation. The savage civil w(...)

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