Nuclear weapons might save the world from an asteroid strike – but we need to change the law first

The schlocky 1998 Bruce Willis movie Armageddon was the highest grossing film of that year, writes James A Green.

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Revictimisation and our sad links with Mexico

In Ireland, as well as in Mexico in recent years, people were disappeared. The difference is that here, the disappeared were children, writes

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Algeria’s moment of truth as protestors yearn for change

Algeria’s economy is on its knees and the electorate is fed up of paying obeisance to an elderly demagogue, writes Zaki Laidi

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‘Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get us to this point?’

The spontaneous applause was echoing around the vaulted Cathedral and mourners were on their feet before the full sentence had even been uttered.

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Smart cities aim to make urban life more efficient – but for citizens' sake they need to slow down

All over the world, governments, institutions and businesses are combining technologies for gathering data, enhancing communications and sharing information, with ...

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Mortuary conditions at UHW: HSE dysfunction

If the HSE — as an institution — were a family, it would be dysfunctional one, shrouded in secrecy and characterised by obfuscation and confusion.

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Safe sex is best way to stop HIV

The history of HIV and the AIDS epidemic began in confusion, followed by illness, fear and death as the world faced an unknown virus. By 1999, AIDS was the fourth ...

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A century of democracy: Use your influence and vote

Irish voters will face a busy time on May 24, with decisions to be made at European, national and local level.

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Shane's death requires a public inquiry

Open letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality:

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Reader's Blog: Lyra McKee killing brings back the dark days

The killing of Lyra McKee in Derry last week was reminiscent of the 1970s and 1980s, when riots were commonplace.

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