President Michael D Higgins recalled the 11 million victims at the Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration  in the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The world has a duty not to allow those killed in the Holocaust to “die twice” by forgetting them, President Michael D Higgins has said. Speaking at (...)

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys. The head of the centenary project, John Concannon, initially proposed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Ms Humphreys an “ambitious project of scale” closely modelled on The Gathering

The Government rejected an internal proposal to mark the 1916 centenary with a €12 million Gathering-style initiative explicitly aimed at promoting(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit Alliance:  described Syriza’s win as “a victory for all the victims of austerity in Europe”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish opposition parties and trade unions welcomed Syriza’s win in the Greek election. Speaking from Athens, the Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murp(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter  has lost his appeal against the Data Protection Commissioner’s decision on a complaint taken by Independent TD Mick Wallace over disclosures on RTE’s Primetime.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has lost his appeal against a decision by the Data Protection Commissioner that he breached data protection l(...)

Protestors pictured during a March for Marriage in Dublin organised by LGBT Noise. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times 2:46

Campaign groups are coalescing, raising funds and selecting their headquarters. Political parties are crunching the numbers. On both sides, internal d(...)

The Government has nominated barrister Isobel Kennedy for appointment as a High Court judge. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government has nominated barrister Isobel Kennedy for appointment as a High Court judge. Ms Kennedy, a senior counsel since 2003, is a criminal la(...)

Relations between Government and the judiciary have grown warmer since Frances Fitzgerald replaced Alan Shatter at the Department of Justice last year. PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to publish legislation in the coming months to change to way in which judges are selected for appointment. (...)

Rallying after the terrorist attacks in Paris on January 11th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Beyond its borders, France is too often drawn as a crude caricature of itself. In the English-speaking world, hemmed in by its linguistic limitations,(...)

People queue outside a Paris newsagent’s yesterday as the latest edition of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo goes on sale. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

France has begun a crackdown on hate speech, arresting 54 people for anti-Semitism and defending terrorism in the past week. In a message sent to all(...)

Columnist Philippe Lançon, who recounted events in Libération. Photograph: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images 1:02

Sigolène Vinson picked up a cake at a local boulangerie on her way to work that morning. It was Charlie Hebdo’s first day back after the New Year, and(...)