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Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins speaks during a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City earlier this week. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

President Michael D Higgins joked that the first time he visited Mexico in 1967 he sneaked into the country illegally. “It was the first of many cross(...)

Avolon president and chief commercial officer,John Higgins.

Dublin-based aircraft leasing business Avolon said yesterday it boosted committed fleet numbers to 179 from 171 during the third quarter of the year.T(...)

Temper-Mental MissElayneous

Once upon a time music was the news. Accounts of battles, rebellions and atrocities travelled from place to place in songs. There were patriotic an(...)

Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution of 1959 spread a wave of hope among the poor across South America. Photograph: Getty Images

We are used to hearing how missionaries successfully brought faith and progress to the poor in foreign lands. One might think that they all had a clea(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry’s one-day visit to Brazil will focus on restoring the trust between Washington and Brasilia that was shaken by the NSA spying disclosures. Photograph:  Fredy Builes/Reuters.

US hopes of landing a coveted deal worth more than $4 billion to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil have suffered a setback with recent revelations that t(...)

The is the full text of The Irish Times interview with European Stability Mechanism (ESM) managing director Klaus Regling on July 22nd, 2013. PRECAUTI(...)

Klaus Regling, chief executive officer of the European Stability Mechanism. Photograph: Graham Crouch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Amidst the vast expanse of Luxembourg’s gleaming financial and European district, a new building has quietly taken its place. The European Stability M(...)

Pope Francis greets residents of the Varginha slum during his visit in Rio de Janeiro today. He is visiting the slum on the fourth day of his week-long visit for World Youth Day. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters.

Pope Francis issued the first social manifesto of his young pontificate today, telling slum dwellers that the world’s rich must do much more to wipe o(...)

Edward Snowden at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport yesterday. Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually Photograph: Human Rights Watch/Handout/Reuters

Yesterday’s news that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is to seek temporary political asylum in Russia after three weeks in the transit zone of Moscow(...)

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa (centre), flanked by Argentina’s foreign minister Hector Timerman (right) and Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino, attend yesterday’s presidential meeting in Cochabamba. Photograph: Danilo Balderrama/Reuters

President Evo Morales warned he could close the US embassy in Bolivia as South America’s left-wing leaders rallied round after his plane was rerouted (...)

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