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In late 2012 John McAreavey (left) and five other members of the family of murdered Michaela  McAreavey (right) entered civil proceedings against the Legends Hotel, now known as Lux Resorts, in Mauritius. They claimed damages amounting to the equivalent of €1.6 million. Photograph: PA Wire

The family of Michaela McAreavey, the Irish woman who was killed in a hotel in Mauritius in 2011, has said criminal investigations into her death seem(...)

Trust director Alice Leahy: “We are now coming across conditions long disappeared since the advent of good food, eg malnutrition, trench foot and impetigo – conditions clearly associated with extreme poverty.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Conditions associated with malnutrition are now becoming evident among the homeless in Dublin, according to Alice Leahy, director of Trust the home(...)

Alan Shatter: had 

a strained relationship with the judiciary

Fewer than 950 people sought asylum in the State last year, extending a downward trend that has seen the volume of refugee applications fall sharply o(...)

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(...)

The Afrobarometer study reveals that about 50 per cent of all the respondents reported they occasionally lacked access to food, clean water and medicine in 2012.

Despite sustained economic growth in Africa over the past decade, most governments across the continent have failed to reduce poverty levels among the(...)

Michael Gallagher, who lost his son Aidan in the Omagh bomb attack, holds a redacted email from a Real IRA mole during a press conference on behalf of the Omagh Bomb Survivors group yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

“I do struggle. I struggle like everyone else. If I could get rid of all of this.” Michael Gallagher, the most mild-mannered of men, admits to fatigue(...)

Dr Yvonne Crotty,  Jerome Morrissey,  Bessie Nyirenda,  Prof  Brian McCraith,  Hensen Seidisa,   Solange Mukanurenzi and    Dr Margaret Farren were at the ceremony.

Dublin City University held a graduation ceremony yesterday more than 7,000km from home, as the first participants in its “future African leaders” pro(...)

Laurent Xavier Balla, an openly gay rights activist with the Association for the Defence of Gays and Lesbians  in Douala, Cameroon, after he was attacked for the fourth time over his sexual orientation. Photograph:  Reinnier Kaze/AFP/Getty Images

Homophobia is reaching dangerously high levels across Africa, with attacks on homosexuals increasingly more visible and discrimination against them on(...)

A section of the large crowd attending the Pro-Life vigil at Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Thousands have rallied in Dublin against the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion. Organised by the Pro Life Campaign, the large and colourfu(...)

John and Michaela McAreavey and wife Michaela McAreavey on their wedding day at St Malachy’s Church, Ballymacilrory, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Irish News/PA Wire

The Mauritian newspaper editor who was convicted on a charge of outrage to public and religious morality yesterday for publishing photographs of Micha(...)

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