Shane Hickey

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Young men burn e-waste at Agbogbloshie dump near Accra in Ghana, putting themselves at risk of serious illness. Many of them contract cancer while still in their 20s. Photograph: Cristina Aldehuela/AFP/Getty Images)

In the grim wetlands of Agbogbloshie in Ghana, the remains of technologies once used in homes now find others lives. Bulky old monitors are spaced out(...)

City life: public transport costs in the London region can be high but very good value given the vast distance covered.

Brexit’s dark cloud looms large over us all as we wait for a bit of clarity as to our future relationship with our nearest neighbour once its tortuous(...)

Jean Scales who lives in Luton: “We did not get the right information when we were voting. They should have told us what would happen.” Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Belfast-born Jean Scales is one of many volunteers who help out each day at the Luton Irish Forum – a body that was set up to help ageing Irish immigr(...)

Voting in Northern Ireland: Beyond the frustrations of the North’s younger generation about the status quo is a desire for the Assembly to focus on issues that affect nationalist and unionist communities equally. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Late into the night at a house party in Belfast, a drunken young man stood up and declared that he hated Catholics. When Emma Cummins alone asked why,(...)

Martin McGuinness, who resigned as Deputy First Minister on Monday.  Phoitograph: Jeff Spicer/PA Wire

Martin McGuinness is the only person in the republican movement capable of making Sinn Féin’s position in government in Northern Ireland work while a(...)

Nora Higgins will be honoured by President Michael D HIggins on Thursday.

Nora Higgins is never one to miss the chance to raise funds for good causes. Last year, she abseiled down the side of a hospital building in London. N(...)

Elephant and Castle in south London: in the 1950s, the area was filled with Irish men working on building sites and Irish women  working in  factories. Photograph:  Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images

Painted on a wall in Southwark’s Central Market is a recipe for potato bread, which carefully explains how much flour and baking powder is needed for(...)

Clare’s Jamie Malone challenges Colm Begley of Laois during the All-Ireland SFC  Round 2A  qualifier at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 0-14 Laois 1-10 Clare kicked the last five points to advance to the last 16 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship for the second time(...)

Jack Hynes: “If things change dramatically for the UK, then they will change dramatically for me.”

Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Dan Mulhall went to the Sandhurst military college in Surrey on Saturday to lay a wreath to remember the Ir(...)

“Are we going to choose Nigel Farage’s vision – one which takes Britain backwards, divides rather than unites, and questions the motives of anyone wh(...)

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