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The visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to Irish troops serving on the United Nations mission to Mali in Africa is a welcome and timely reminder of the important role the Defence Forces have played in peace keeping around the world for more than half a century.

The visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to Irish troops serving on the European Union mission to Mali in Africa is a welcome and timely reminder of the im(...)

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission president, Corneille Nangaa (centre), leaves after a meeting between CENI, SADC and other presidential candidates in Kinshasa,  on December 29th,  2018. He has said it is unclear when the results of the election will be known following the delay in gathering tally sheets Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty

Preliminary results from Democratic Republic of Congo’s tumultuous presidential election was delayed past Sunday’s deadline, the head of the election (...)

Congolese independent electoral commission officials count presidential ballots in Kinshasa. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission accused the country’s Catholic Church on Friday of “preparing an insurrection” by saying it knows (...)

Point opposition candidate for the DRC presidential election Martin Fayulu at a news conference in Kinshasa. Photograph: Stefan Kleinowitz/EPA

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government cut internet connections and SMS services across the country for a second straight day on Tuesday as the cou(...)

A doctor in protective wear attending to a patient in a “bio-secure” plastic cube at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo in December, 2018. Photograph: Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi/The New York Times

Four health workers threaded their way cautiously down a steep valley in their rubber boots, into a forest so thick and so tall that the air around th(...)

Independent National Election Commission (CENI) workers load a truck with voting materials to be distributed to polling stations in Bukavu,  Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Fredrik Lerneryd/AFP/Getty Images

Polling stations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are ill-prepared for Sunday’s presidential vote, diplomats and an observer mission said, as polli(...)

Supporters of Felix Tshisekedi, leader of Congolese main opposition party the UDPS attend an election event in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters/Baz Ratner

The leaders of the biggest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo condemned the electoral commission’s decision to postpone long-awaited(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan welcomed the second call for applicants to the Humanitarian Admission Programme. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Minister for Justice has announced that a family reunification programme launched earlier this year is to re-open until the end of January 2019 af(...)

The group, part of the UL Bernal Project, hopes to create batteries that charge up more quickly and hold onto that charge for longer, allowing electric vehicle drivers of to break free from current worries over ‘range anxiety’

A team from the University of Limerick (UL) is taking on the challenge of making faster-charging, longer-lasting batteries for electric cars. The grou(...)

Fog hangs above tents and makeshift shelters in  a field where migrants and asylum seekers stay in Calais, France, October 2nd 2015.   Most of the unaccompanied minors arrived in Ireland from Calais or Greece Photograph: Pascal Rossigno/Reuters

The number of unaccompanied minors referred to social services after arriving in Ireland has risen by more than 80 per cent in recent years, new figur(...)

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