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Sr Dympna Hannelly was born in Castlerea on December 4th, 1922, during the height of the civil war. She was 22 years of age when she was professed as(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore  denied he was trying to capitalise on the pope’s popularity and said the decision was taken because of the Holy See’s renewed focus on tackling “hunger and world poverty” under Francis.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has linked the Government’s decision to reopen the Embassy to the Holy See to the arrival of Pope Francis. However, Mr Gilmore (...)

The decision announced yesterday by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade significantly to expand Ireland’s embassy network is an essential affi(...)

The Government is to reopen the Vatican Embassy, The Irish Times has learned.

The Government has decided to reopen the Irish Embassy to the Vatican as part of a wider expansion of the embassy and consulate network. Tánaiste Eamo(...)

 Kenya Defence Forces soldiers  at the Westgate shopping centre, Nairobi in September. Photograph: Noor Khamis /Reuters

The gunmen who attacked an upmarket shopping centre in Kenya’s capital, killing at least 67 people, probably died in the attack, an FBI official has s(...)

Visitors to Lubiri Palace, home of the Buganda kabaka, or king, in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Michele Sibiloni/The New York Times

Simon Kaheru takes out his smartphone to photograph his breakfast and send the image to his wife. On his plate is a reworking of the Ugandan street(...)

A group of al Shabaab militants pictured in Somalia last October. File Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

A grenade attack on a popular nightclub outside the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa wounded at least 10 people today. The incident occurred at 3.30am l(...)

 A United Nations handout photograph shows the remains of two peacekeepers from the UN Indian Battalion arriving to Juba, South Sudan. The soldiers were killed in action on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/UN/Handout.

Two US military aircraft responding to the outbreak of violence in South Sudan were hit by incoming fire, wounding three US service members.Officials (...)

Dublin-born Brendan Donohoe spent almost his entire working life in airline administration, at home and abroad. The eldest of Bridget and Mattie Donoh(...)

Lady Idina Wallace (1893-1955) was married five times and was immortalised as “The Bolter” by novelist Nancy Mitford.

One of the most significant paintings by Irish artist Sir William Orpen is to auctioned at Sotheby’s in London later today.A Portrait of Lady Idina Wa(...)

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