Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan stands under pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during his visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem’s Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem last Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters.

Q Why was Charlie Flanagan in Palestine and Israel this week?

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan lays a wreath during a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.  Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Ireland committed to two-state solution and opposed to settlement expansion – Minister

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has announced that the Government is to provide €4.7 million in funding to UN agencies working with Palestinian refugees. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Minister for Foreign Affairs says he is ‘truly shocked’ by destruction in Gaza after war

Trinity College Dublin: seeking an injunction against Trinity English School, which is located adjacent to its campus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

College says Trinity Language School infringes its intellectual property rights

Women were seriously underrepresented in the more senior ranks at the Department of Foreign Affairs, where they made up 27 per cent of counsellors and 8 per cent of assistant secretary and higher grades. File photograph: Getty Images

Departmental audit found women twice as likely to say approach to gender equality insufficient

Welcoming the referendum on same-sex marriage, which is due to take place in May, the Human Rights and Equality Commission said it was “an important step” towards full protection for the family life for all couples, irrespective of their gender. File photograph: Marvin Gentry/Reuters

Human Rights and Equality Commission welcomes referendum due in May

 Scales of Justice: in refusing the make the budget cuts the DPP said she was “not in a position to decide not to prosecute a class of crime, or crimes in a particular area of the State, in order to make the saving sought.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Office said proposed €1.9m cut was equal to half cost of prosecuting murder and rape

Advocates argue that a different set of factual circumstances – namely, those of a fatal foetal abnormality – could also legally justify a termination given that the “unborn” will not live.

Constitutional lawyers differ over abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality

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