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Take a walk at Coucane Barra, and pass the entrance to St Finbarr’s Oratory and  the serene lake shore

Back in 2001, to protect our agriculture industry during the foot-and-mouth crisis, we were banned from visiting the hills, and Irish countryside gene(...)

File image of the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Department of Foreign Affairs is in contact with “a number” of Irish citizens who are on board a cruise ship that has been denied entry to Chile. (...)

Carmen Castillo in Paris recently. Photograph: Andrew McLeish

The demonstrations that rocked Chile at the end of 2019 were a source of joy for the Franco-Chilean film-maker Carmen Castillo. France gave Castillo (...)

A file image from 2004 showing  Pope John Paul II (right) blessing Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, during a special audience at the Vatican in  2004. Photograph: Reuters

Sexual abuse of minors was rife among superiors of the Legionaries of Christ Catholic religious order, with at least 60 boys abused by its founder Fat(...)

Empty chairs are pictured on the last day of the UN’s COP25 summit, in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty Images

There is a terrible empty feeling following the outcome of the UN climate talks in Madrid. It could – and should – have been different. National self-(...)

Dame Louise Casey and Josh Littlejohn who have organised the world’s sleep out taking place this weekend. Photograph: The World’s Big Sleep Out

More than 600 people are set to camp out in Dublin’s Trinity College overnight on Saturday as part of the World’s Big Sleep Out taking place around th(...)

Reports this week said the US was considering a concession to China that would roll back levies on $112bn (€101.4bn) of Chinese imports  that were introduced at a 15 per cent on September 1st

China and the US have agreed to remove some tariffs, according to Beijing, in a sign that the world’s two biggest economic powers may be moving closer(...)

Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera promised to ensure police and soldiers found guilty of rights violations would be prosecuted with the same force as rioters and looters. Photograph: Getty

A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost(...)

Det Garda Crotty agreed with defence barrister, Ray Boland, that Santiago had paid a huge price for his actions. Photograph: Google Street View

An American engineer who endangered people when he flung a fire extinguisher from a fifth-floor balcony on to the lobby of a city hotel has avoided a (...)

Spanish prime minister  Pedro Sánchez: offer to host COP25 will be studied by the UN climate change panel at a meeting in Bonn next week. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images

Spain has offered to host the COP25 UN climate conference in December after weeks of violent protests forced the Chilean government to cancel both the(...)

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