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Despite the concerted effort made by various charities to keep the Makeni school alive, St Joseph’s has to battle for every cent: on current projections the school will run out of money next month.

There was no mistaking the presence of the Catholics in Makeni, a large town three hours inland from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Past the d(...)

The anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at Belfast City Hall yesterday morning. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Irish Ministers attended wreath-laying ceremonies in France and Belfast yesterday to mark the 97th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Minister of(...)

Minister of State Joe Costello said the Canadian oil and gas industry offers Irish companies ‘compelling growth opportunities’ for Irish companies. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello will begin a three-day trade mission today targeting Canada’s natural resources industry.Fift(...)

The US is awaiting all official UN translations of the UN Arms Trade Treaty before signing it, US secretary of state John Kerry has said in a statement. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Minister of State for Development Joe Costello said it had been hoped the US would sign the first treaty to regulate the $70 billion (€53.6 billion) g(...)

Responding to criticism from the Irish Rugby Football Union that the ban would affect the funding of sporting events, Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello said the Government had to break the link between sport and alcohol promotion. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New legislation banning drink sponsorship of sporting events was required because sport cannot be “so intimately related to drinking”, Minister of Sta(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs Joe Costello is pictured signing the Treaty. Also in the picture are UN under secretary general for legal affairs, Patricia O’Brien and UN high representative for disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs

Ireland has become one of the first States to sign a landmark treaty to regulate the trade in conventional weapons today.Signing of the internationall(...)

France’s President Francois Hollande (left) speaks with Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traore at the Donor Conference  in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters

The European Union yesterday pledged an extra €520 million in international aid to Mali over the next two years, with Ireland committing €2.5 m(...)

Joe Costello: first Irish minister to visit Mongolia

Despite some setbacks because of a slowdown in China hitting exports, one of the world’s fastest growing economies is Mongolia, where GDP is ex(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the agreement to continue aid would resonate with Irish people, given the country’s history of famine. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government has signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement with the UN World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian agenc(...)

HIV sufferer Felismina Pedro Wmbi Maholela and her 10-year-old daughter Madalena being treated at the busy Polana Canico clinic in Maputo, Mozambique. Photograph:  Sarah Stack/PA Wire

A grandmother with HIV has revealed how she is living a normal healthy life as a direct result of money from Irish taxpayers. Zadia (...)

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