Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said   publication of the legislation was an important milestone towards the transposition of the EU Framework Decision on combating terrorism.

Jail terms of up to 10 years for encouraging, recruiting or training others to engage in terrorism

 Ben Page: “When we polled people earlier this year, only 24 per cent believed that we should replace elected politicians with professional managers.”

“The idea that there was a golden age when people trusted politicians is a myth,” says Ben Page, an opinion-poll expert in the UK (...)

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton following the EU council meeting yesterday. Photograph:  Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

Individual states get go-ahead to send arms as Flanagan insists Ireland’s neutral stance be respected

‘John Bruton’s core point is that if commemorations are about drawing relevant lessons for today’s generation from the work of past generations then the remarkable exercise of parliamentary leverage that achieved Home Rule may have greater relevance to today’s generation of democrats than does the blood sacrifice of Pearse and Connolly.’ Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Opinion: His government ran a prudent economic policy that provided the basis for sustainable prosperity

   Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan announced that the Government would provide emergency funding of €500,000 to help the Yazidi and Christian communities being targeted by Islamic extremists in Iraq.

Emergency talks on humanitarian aid welcomed by Minister for Foreign Affairs

Redmond features in two stamps issued recently by An Post

Eamonn Moloney says An Post wrong to commemorate Irish leader

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: following developments in the case. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coveney says decision is an important step in the process of bringing to justice the alleged perpetrator of what was an atrocious (...)

Heather Jones (centre), associate professor in international history at London School of Economics, with Pascal Donohoe, Minister of State for European Affairs, and Cllr Kate Feeney, president of Ógra Fianna Fáil, during yesterday’s summer school. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Parnell Summer School told some of the battlefield violence on the western front regarded as breach of the norms of war

At the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow, yesterday were Minister Paschal Donohoe with fellow speakers Cllr Kate Feeney (left) and Heather Jones, associate professor of international history at the London School of Economics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Paschal Donohoe tells Parnell Summer School patriotism should be two-sided

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