A portrait of Irish travellers: Childhood curtailed
14 March 2020 | 1:33 pm
Ireland's traveller communities live on the margins of society. They're often unable to access state services because they have no permanent address, and they're also physically pushed out of the country's urban centres. What's it like growing up as a traveller in modern-day Ireland? German photographer Tamara Eckhardt has been documenting daily life in a traveller community on the outskirts of Galway. She joined us for Perspective ahead of a group exhibition for young photographers here in Paris.
23 May 2020
Papers in South Africa headline on massive lines for food aid, with lockdown measures making it difficult for some communities to access food. After French drug company Sanofi seems to promise the United States preferential vaccine access, one editorialist for Le Monde writes that the French government's anger is "morally understandable, but a bit hypocritical". We also look at the love affair between American actor Matt Damon and the Irish village where he's on lockdown. Plus, a survey finds that 8 percent of French women bid adieu to bras during lockdown.
21 May 2020
The pandemic has been brutal for the world’s pubs, which were shut quickly due to social distancing. This has been particularly painful in Ireland, where they are critical to the country’s economic and social life.
17 Jun 2020
Ayman El-Hosary, a Palestinian artist in Gaza City, draws a portrait of African-American man George Floyd, whose death while a policeman kneeled on his neck has sparked riots in the United States, as a way to show solidarity with Americans and their fight against racism.
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26 Sep 2020
Irish pubs outside Dublin reopen after a six month shutdown as the capital’s bars endure heightened coronavirus closures.
6 Oct 2020
Róisín Murphy has always straddled the line between full-blown popstar and underground queen. Whilst maximalist pop may currently be serving superstars like Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa, Róisín has always kept it edgy. Her new album "Róisín Machine" comes after the singer-songwriter kept busy during lockdown writing her next album and putting on live performances for her fans. We caught up with the Irish native to find out more about this album packed with dark disco anthems. Plus, we take a look at new tracks by Dizzee Rascal and Metz.
24 Oct 2020
Irish Prime minister Micheal Martin issues a nationwide "stay at home" order from midnight Wednesday. Ireland is the first EU country to re-enter lockdown, and will close non-essential retail businesses but keep schools open.
25 Nov 2020
The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from two dozen countries – most in Africa – to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.
4 Dec 2020
His country is very much at the heart of the as-yet unresolved Brexit negotiations, facing the prospect of a “no deal” scenario in the middle of a pandemic: FRANCE 24 spoke to Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney. He says that bridging gaps such as the ones on fisheries and fair competition “is not an easy political compromise to strike” between Britain and the EU. Brexit however, has to be resolved “within days”, he says, warning that the absence of an agreement would result in “huge uncertainty and costs that both economies and societies can’t afford right now”.
21 Dec 2020
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6 Mar 2021
Denise Chaila “goes bravely” where Irish Hip Hop fears to tread ... Celtic folk music or the Zambian national anthem, Denise Chaila is slaying it. Known initially as a rising star of Irish Hip Hop, Chaila's mixtape "Go Bravely” ... James The Prophet: Up-and-coming rapper releases hotly anticipated debut album.
14 Mar 2021
A giant 400 metre-long portrait of Bangladesh's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a rice field is adding to the mania to honour the slain president as celebrations mark the country's independence 50 years ago. A private seed firm spent two months designing and planting purple and green rice over the 13 hectares (33 acres) of land to make the portrait of the father of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
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The Council of the Baltic Sea States, a regional grouping on Russia's doorstep, has come together to condemn the invasion of Ukraine — and present Germany with a new test of leadership.
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