Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

Since the J1 visa programme began, nearly 50 years ago, more than 150,000 Irish students have spent a summer in the US. As the US (...)

A vixen drinking, taken from the book ‘Doorstep Wilderness: A Wilder Side Of Dublin’. All the photographs were taken on the banks of the river Dodder, immediately behind the Aviva Stadium. Photographs: Paul Hughes

Photographer spends four years with foxes and kingfishers along the river Dodder

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan TD speaking at ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’ conference on return migration from a youth perspective organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Poor career prospects and high cost of living a barrier to return, conference hears

Tom Hartnett from Co Cork making his point at an Age Action Q&A forum at the Aisling Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Cost of fuel, prescription charges and water charges among key concerns for older people

Paul Brady: ‘Music costs money to make. It has value. It should not be given away free. Shame on you, U2.’ Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Singer says giving album away for free is ‘nail in coffin of sustainable music business’

Sgt Maurice McCabe has claimed members of the force were continuing to cancel penalty points for friends, despite the introduction of new regulations aimed at preventing the practice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Whistlebower claims penalty points still being terminated in controversial circumstances

The number of Irish people spending time in prison in Australia is increasing, with high alcohol intake often a feature of offences committed by emigrants, the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) has warned. Photograph: Getty images

Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas are providing support to 1,256 Irish prisoners abroad

Ministers should be able to speak more openly about budget decisions, Minister for Communications Alex White has said.

Minister says Government has ‘more breathing space’ after IMF loan repayment deal

Baroness Nuala O’Loan told the Kennedy Summer Schol that the current political impasse in Northern Ireland over issues including welfare reform, parades, the past, and flags suggested it was ‘time for the British and Irish governments to begin to play their part’ in Northern Irish politics again.

Time for Ireland, Britain and US to play part in Northern politics, former police ombudsman says

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