Security staff at work at the site of the COP21 climate summit at Le Bourget, near Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Civil and military forces deployed to guard the venue where 140 world leaders will meet next week

A French police officer stands guard by the Eiffel tower. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Salah Abdeslam, who fled to Belgium, may have changed his plans at the last minute

  A handout picture provided by the French ministry of interior   shows police forces during a police assault in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on November 18th.   Photograph: Jerome Groisard/Dicom/Ministry of Interior/EPA

Abdelhamid Abaaoud identified on CCTV footage recorded at suburban metro station while killings in progress in central Pa(...)

French President Francois Hollande: Was left clearly shaken by the attacks. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Paris aftermath: French leader undergoes transformation few could have imagined

A woman lights candles at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a series of deadly attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique  on November 20th, 2015, one week after a series of deadly terror attacks in the French capital. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Country’s senate votes to extend state of emergency for three months

French prime minister Manuel Valls addresses parliament in Paris. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Ministers will propose increased scrutiny of EU nationals entering Schengen zone

French president François Hollande reviews troops  in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides, Paris, yesterday. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

By an overwhelming vote, assembly broadens powers of house arrest

French soldiers patrol near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris: dozens of armed soldiers outnumber the tourists taking pictures of the famous façade. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

Sharp fall-off in tourists visiting Paris while fears of attack lead to traffic gridlock

Stade de France stadium: “The Euros will take place under maximum security,” the French sports minister said.  Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Measures would be in place for European Championships next summer

French special forces and medical vehicles  on rue de la Republique in Saint-Denis, north of central Paris. Photograph: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Intelligence leads police to Saint-Denis in hunt for Paris attacks mastermind

Nohemi Gonzalez (23) had dual US and Mexican nationality and was studying in Paris on exchange from California State University, Long Beach.

The range of ages and nationalities exposes the indiscriminate nature of Friday’s terrorist attacks, writes Ruadhán Mac Cormaic (...)

A Police van is parked at the cordoned off crime scene at the Bataclan concert hall on Monday. Photograph AFP Photo/ Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

The investigation shows security agencies failed to join the dots

A woman holds a crucifix as she sits on the pavement opposite the main entrance of Bataclan concert hall. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Attacks clustered on 10th and 11th arrondissements, known for the best nightlife

French President François Hollande delivers his speech during an exceptional joint gathering of both of the French houses of parliament in Versailles.  Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

Paris aftermath: François Hollande indicates current state of emergency will be extended

Irish man underwent surgery for gunshot wounds sustained at Paris concert venue

Journalists  in front of the house in Chartres, France, where neighbours say Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, one of the three suspected attackers who killed almost 100 people at the Bataclan music venue in Paris, lived with his family until about two years ago. Photograph: Michel Spingler/AP

Paris suburb-born Mostefai identified from severed finger found at Bataclan

Some of the reported victims. Top row (L-R) followed by bottom row (L-R): Valentin Ribet; Caroline Prénat; Nick Alexander; Nohemi Gonzalez; Guillaume B. Decherf; Djamila Houd; Mathieu Hoche; Alberto González Garrido; Kheireddine Sahbi; Elif Dogan.

Citizens of at least 15 countries among the 132 killed in the attacks

Candles  next to a flower in  a broken window of Le Carillon restaurant in Paris,  the site of one of the attacks in the French capital on Friday. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Massive air attack targets Raqqa in northern Syria as hunt continues for Salah Abdeslam

An injured man holds his head as people gather near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Friday night’s six deadly attacks were launched within an hour of each other

French prime minister Manuel Valls (centre) arrives with interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve  and defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Gare du Nord railway station in Paris. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Former DGSE agent says attacks at several locations is ‘security services nightmare’

A policeman redirects civilians in front of the Bataclan concert hall. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Ismaël Omar Mostefaï had been identified as being at risk of radicalisation in 2010

Arrest warrant issued for Abdeslam Salah.

France conducts ‘massive’ air strikes against Islamic State in Syria two days Paris attacks

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan.  According to  “Guardian” he received  explicit assurances  twice in the past year that Irish migrants would not be affected by any welfare changes.  Photograph: Alan Betson

UK benefits claimed by 14,000 Irish nationals, 12,000 British nationals on Live Register

Smoke rises from the site of US-led air strikes in the town of Sinjar, Iraq. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters

Loss of Sinjar is second significant battlefield reversal for Islamic State in recent days

Maldives National Defence Force personnel patrol the streets in the capital, Malé, on November 4th, after a state of emergency was declared. It has since been lifted. Photograph: Sharwaan/Sun Online via AP

State of emergency declared over ‘threat to national security’ lifted on Tuesday

A group of European Christian Dutch visit in a showroom of soaps produced in a small factory in the Israeli settlement of Kohav Hashahar, in the occupied West Bank, during a tour organised by the Lev Haolam foundation, which supports companies in Israeli settlements. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Move seen as applying political pressure on Israel, which has fiercely opposed guidelines

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins with Bolivian president Evo Morales at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Bolivian president Evo Morales is the first South American head of state to visit Ireland

Swearing in: Michael D Higgins during his inauguration at Dublin Castle in 2011, flanked by his predecessors Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese. Photograph: Maxwell

Weekend Read: Michael D’s public success, popular touch and work rate have confounded sceptics who doubted if a 74-year-old with a(...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales: Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he woulld discuss trade and political links between the two countries.  Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president the first South American head of state to come to Ireland

Russian tourists arriving at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport this week. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi

Irish Aviation Authority bans Irish operators from Sharm el-Sheikh over bomb fears

Anwar al-Bunni: “There is no future for Syria if the people responsible for war crimes are not brought to justice.”

Leading Syrian human rights lawyer Anwar al-Bunni to address Dublin event

Farmers picking their harvest  in Alaga, Ethiopia. “The concern is that if there is not a timely response the situation will deteriorate,” says John Rynne of Goal. Photograph:  Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images

Over eight million people are already in need of food assistance as livelihoods devastated

 Hebron, on February 2014: Many of those taking to the streets to throw stones at Israeli soldiers have no memory  of the suffering of the second intifada.  HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images

Talk of a third intifada may be premature, but violence can produce its own momentum.

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

Historic change suggests starvation could be brought to an end across the globe by 2030

Dr Declan Barry of Médecins Sans Frontières was until recently medical director at the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which was bombed by US aircraft two weeks ago. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Irish doctor left MSF hospital in Afghanistan two weeks before US aircraft bombed it

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan. File  photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Flanagan says additional funding shows State’s commitment to fighting global crises

Ghassan Ahmed Hussein, a Syrian refugee from Homs at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Amman. Ghassan lost both of his legs during shelling in Homs and is now undergoing rehabilitation. Photograph: Ted Nieters

A specialised facility in Amman cares for the wounded from Syria, Iraq and Yemen

Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Photograph: UNHCR/ M Hawari/ Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Restricted arrivals at refuge as fear of IS means mounting difficulty crossing border

The children of Halima Hawad Al Ali and Abdulmouti Al Ibrahim  at their home in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Ted Nieters

Cuts to humanitarian aid leave hundreds of thousands facing into winter with little help

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: a spokesman from her department said said no decision had been made on where  in Ireland the 2,450 refugees would be resettled. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 2,500 scheduled to come to Ireland before Christmas under new EU programme

Hans Zomer (47) has been director of Dóchas, an umbrella group for Ireland’s development agencies, for the past 13 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dóchas director Hans Zomer’s appointment comes after departure of two advisers

The hospital in Kunduz which was bombed on Saturday. Médecins Sans Frontières says 12  of its staff and 10 patients, including three children, were killed in the attack. Photograph: MSF handout/EPA

Médecins Sans Frontières nurse recounts horrors of airstrike on hospital

Gerry Adams in Havana, Cuba: he said that while change in Cuba would present “many challenges, such challenges are part of revolutionary struggle,”  Photograph: Desmond Boylan/AP.

Sinn Féin leader praises Castro and Obama during visit and calls for end to US embargo

Uphill battle: the aftermath of air strikes in Kafr Nabel, a town in Idlib province. Photograph: Hadi al-Abdallah via AP

The Syrian conflict has lasted more than four years, displacing 11m Syrians and killing 250,000. Russia’s intervention this week r(...)

Terry McCarthy’s 27-year career  began on the front lines in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Irish journalist Terry McCarthy has seen huge change in 30 years in world’s warzones

President Michael D Higgins: signed Bill in accordance with Constitution. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Supreme Court rejected appeal against referendum result after Bill already signed

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: appeals in referendum result cases should automatically bypass the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shatter says appeals in referendum cases should go straight to the Supreme Court

 British prime minister David Cameron: by the time his entourage denied claims in a new book, a paper had serialised it and social media gleefully spun some A-grade hashtags. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Issues and questions: Irish college society initiations seem tamer than in Britain and US

 Students from John Scottus School,  Dublin, sing and join members of the Indian community to welcome prime minister of India Narendra Modi to Ireland at  the Double Tree Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Modi discusses terrorism, migration and bilateral trade with Kenny during Dublin visit

Indian artist Raj Saini puts the finishing touches to a painting  of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s trip is the first of its kind in more than half a century

Commission for Energy Regulation, says  forum a ‘vital component’ in the development of the sector.

Body, made up of 32 members, will discuss ideas in relation to the provision of water

New  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his party’s headquarters in London on September 14th,  Photograph:  Neil Hall/Reuters

The new leader of the British Labour Party navigated a difficult first week

Jeremy Corbyn moments after he was announced as the new leader of the UK Labour Party during a leadership conference in London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo

Jeremy Corbyn won by a landslide, astonishing even his own supporters

Jeremy Corbyn (second right) is announced as the new Labour leader on Saturday, flanked by defeated rivals Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

Greatest threat to Labour leader comes from within party, which he must hold together

Jeremy Corbyn, the UK’s new Labour leader, has pledged to bring together ‘ideas from all levels of the party’. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

New Labour leader faces challenge to unite MPs as eight refuse to join shadow cabinet

Jeremy Corbyn salutes the crowd shortly after his announcement as new leader of the UK labour party. Photograph: Getty

Prominent front benchers say they will not serve in new party leader’s shadow cabinet

Newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is greeted by supporters after delivering a speech during an event expressing solidarity with refugees in Parliament Square, London. Photograph: EPA

Many long-time socialists feel that Labour now has a leader they can believe in

The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn makes his inaugural speech at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in central London. Photograph: Reuters

Left-winger succeeds Ed Miliband as party leader with Tom Watson as deputy leader

The Fennelly report notes Attorney General Maire Whelan did not contact Martin Callinan or Alan Shatter directly on the phone recording issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Analysis: Focus on fact the Attorney General never approached Shatter on crisis

Ibrahim Halawa:  awaiting trial in Egypt.   Ilustration: Brian Gallagher

Weekend Read: Ibrahim Halawa travelled with his sisters to Egypt, where he was caught up in political protests and arrested. Effor(...)

Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa who is awaiting trial in Egypt. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa and almost 500 co-accused to stand trial on terrorist charges

US secretary of state John Kerry presents the Trafficking in Persons Report. It urged Ireland to implement its trafficking law to ensure offenders were held accountable through convictions and dissuasive sentences. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

No convictions for sex or labour trafficking in Ireland in 2014, US state department finds

Four youths, aged 15 and 16, broke out of Oberstown detention facility, near Lusk, at around 9.30pm on Saturday. Four youths, aged 15 and 16, broke out of Oberstown detention facility, near Lusk, at around 9.30pm on Saturday.

Four teenagers broke out of Oberstown facility, one later handed himself in to gardaí

Anti water charge protest. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Head of Irish Water parent company says there is ‘no other rational solution’ to utility

Why is the Government proposing a law to state that judges must do what they’re already doing? For symbolic and political effect, partly

New rules could help shine light on an opaque part of the legal system

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Wendy and Colin Parry at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace Centre, Warrington. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography.

President pays tribute to families of two boys killed in town centre attack in 1993

Communications consultant Monica Leech secured a €1.25m libel award. Photograph: The Irish Times

Independent Newspapers says €1.25m award has ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of expression

ATM withdrawals are limited to €60, but some banks can run out of €20 notes, in effect making the limit €50. Photograph: Reuters

Greek banks have been closed for more than two weeks and are not due to reopen until Monday at the earliest

Greece PM Alexis Tsipras:  Grexit will be off the agenda. Photograph: Bloomberg

Defeat in parliamentary vote would be ‘victory’ for Syriza enemies home and abroad

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras during his interview for ERT state television. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/AFP

In TV interview, Tsipras said EU summit in Brussels was a “sad night” for Europe

Pensioners are given priority tickets  as they wait to receive part of their pensions in Athens, Greece yesterday. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Leader of left faction in party says Brussels agreement should be rejected

Protesting outside the Greek parliament against agreement for a third bailout with euro zone leaders. Photograph: Getty Images

PM will need opposition support to ensure passage of contentious bailout package

Anti-austerity protesters demonstrate in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on Monday. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras returned from Brussels to a gathering storm at home. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Bellicose rhetoric from Tsipras but pervading sense that hard battle has been lost

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras talks to the press at the end of the Eurozone leader summit on the Greek crisis on Monday. Photograph: EPA.

Greek PM faces battle to keep his majority as details of tough bailout deal emerge

 Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at a euro zone leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Opposition within Syriza will make it difficult for Tsipras to introduce cuts

Greek riot police stand guard on the steps in front of the Parliament building, behind a presidential guard, during an anti-austerity demonstration in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Tsipras allies say creditors are seeking to humiliate Greece in a ‘form of revenge’

Protestors outside the Greek parliament. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Euro zone finance ministers will gather in Brussels in last-ditch attempt to resolve issue

Alexis Tsipras: faced resistance from some MPs left stunned by his acceptance of rejected austerity measures. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek prime minister wants €13bn in cuts and tax increases to be approved

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: how will he placate those who voted No? Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Syriza leader has gambled all his political capital on a €13bn round of cuts and tax rises

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras reacts after arriving at the Greek parliament to address lawmakers in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Cuts-for-cash proposals presented by Tsipras tentatively welcomed in European capitals

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister: Greece is reported as planning a reform package worth €12 billion over two years, a figure that reflects the country’s return to recession and the damage the economy has suffered in recent months. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Tsipras looks for €50bn bailout in exchange for cuts and tax increases

The only piece of contingency planning for most visitors’ is to bring plenty of cash, says Patrick Tuite from Co Meath.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

‘There’s a crisis but people here are quite calm about it’, hears Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of the centre-left  Potami party Stavros Theodorakis in Athens on Wednesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Greek press see stark choice between euro and drachma by Sunday

 A shipyard worker works on the hull of a new ship being built in a Perama shipyard   near  Athens. The shipbuilding town of Perama on the outskirts of Piraeus  has suffered immensely during the recent economic slowdown with the local area suffering 90  per cent  unemployment. Photogrph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Political change spurred in what was once a centre of maritime industry

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves at the end of a euro zone summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

All 28 EU leaders to meet on Sunday to conside a third bailout programme

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos  at the Presidential Palace in Athens. Photograph: EPA/Armando Babani

Prokopis Pavlopoulos’s letter may allow negotiations on new bailout to proceed

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves at the end of an euro zone summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium,  July 7th, 2015. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Tsipras pledges to submit detailed proposals on a new bailout on Thursday

New Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos (right)  with Greek president Prokopios Pavlopoulos (centre) and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  in Athens yesterday.  Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Euclid Tsakalotos sees Syriza and Sinn Féin as part of great European ‘realignment’

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, arrives at the Presidential Palace to sign the official appointment of Greece’s new finance minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, in Athens, Greece, on Monday, July 6th, 2015. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Merkel and Hollande urge quick and precise proposals in Greek reform deal

A woman withdraws money from an ATM while others speak to an official of the bank, in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Goulimaki/AFP/Getty

Focus turns from the street to the chancelleries of Europe

Supporters of the No campaign react during the results of the referendum in Athens. Photograph: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA

The former prime minister steps down after leading the campaign for a Yes vote

People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as the people of Greece reject the debt bailout by creditors on July 6th, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Voters reject bailout, defying warnings ‘No’ result would set Athens on path out of euro

A supporter of the No vote waves a Greek flag after the first results of the referendum at Syntagma square in Athens. Photograph: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Even pro-Europe voters were leaning to No side: ‘It’s a stand to say: no more’

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. As Syriza points out, Greece – just one border away from Islamic State-held territory – looks like a beacon of stability in a difficult neighbourhood. Photograph: Reuters

More than economics at stake as regional geopolitics comes to fore

‘The Europe of Shame’: left-leaning and satirical newspapers set their sights on the EU and IMF as talks are ongoing. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

While negotiations continue, Greeks at home must play a tense waiting game

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras,  leaves  the  emergency meeting with the heads of the three creditor institutions in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/ Bloomberg

Tsipras criticises Greece’s international lenders for pushing for concessions

Alexis Tsipras  said that some of the creditors had not yet accepted the latest Greek proposals, criticising the IMF in particular

EU ministers to gather in Brussels for last ditch Greece talks

Under pressure: Greece prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at Maximos Mansion after returning from crunch Brussels talks. Photograph: Bloomberg

Concessions in debt negotiations trigger reaction that could threaten Syriza majority

MEP Stelios Kouloglou said: “I think there was an effort to humiliate Tsipras, to discredit him in the eyes of voters and supporters.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

‘More solidarity’ expected from debt-afflicted states such as Ireland, Spain and Portugal

Protesters attend a rally in front of the parliament building, calling on the government to clinch a deal and secure Greece’s future in the euro zone on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Even some among Syriza’s opponents credit party with restoring degree of national pride

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