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President Michael D Higgins addressed the  conference on climate change and global hunger in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

President Michael D Higgins today said global hunger represents the grossest of human rights violations and the greatest ethical challenge fac(...)

Paddy Donegan, second from left, in 1963 with, from left,  Michael Mullen TD, Dermot Doolan, secretary, Irish Actors’ Equity, and the Abbey actor Vincent Dowling. Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

Paddy Donegan, who has died aged 92, was a formidable driver of major educational change in the second half of the 20th century. Appointed as a(...)

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern moments after formally opening Dublin Airport's new Pier D boarding gate facility this morning, Today 12th November, 2007. Construction was on time and on budget. Dublin Airport, Dublin.

The Department of the Taoiseach incurred costs of more than €22,000 for the use of VIP facilities at Dublin Airport by former (...)

We may be losing our religion, but many of us clearly still believe in saints. The idea of the national broadcaster devoting four hours of airt(...)

The Nzolo refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Iggy Roberts/Crown Copyright via Getty Images

The first UN peacekeeping mission to the Congo, from 1960 to 1964, will be remembered by many as a baptism of fire for Irish peacekeepers. (...)

Vincent McCormack (left), husband  of Inez McCormack, and former  president Mary Robinson at an event yesterday in the Elmwood Hall, Belfast, to celebrate the life and work of the  trade unionist and human rights activist. The event saw the launch of the Inez McCormack Fund, which will support the work of the Participation and the Practice of Rights organisation, which she founded in 2006. Photograph: PA

Courage, integrity and passion for justice were the defining characteristics of Inez McCormack, President Michael D Higgins said in Belfast yesterd(...)

Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed UN special envoy to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has been confirmed as the special envoy for the Un ited Nations to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa. (...)

Mary Robinson: strongly tipped for the post of UN special envoy to Africa’s troubled Great Lakes region

Former president Mary Robinson is strongly tipped for the post of UN special envoy to Africa ’s troubled Great Lakes re(...)

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