At the  launch of Turnaround Youth: Young Adults (18-24) in the Criminal Justice System are (from l to r); Ashling Golden from The Swan Project, Ciara Egan from Future Voices Ireland and Jen Garcin, Research Associate, ROCA Inc. The report is  published by the Irish Penal Reform Trust.  Photograph: Derek Speirs

The Department of Justice and Equality must develop a strategy which deals specifically with young adults aged 18-24 within the criminal justice syste(...)

Colectivo Lesbico, Gay, Trans y Bisexual protest against police abuse in Tegucigalpa ahead of the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia. Photograph: Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images

Like many teenagers her age, Ana Maritza Soto swipes through her smartphone looking at photographs. But these images could easily be stills from a (...)

 Young residents of  the Bordo Gavión, a riverside slum community in San Pedro Sula. Photograph: Adaly Cabrera

The windowless room in downtown San Pedro Sula, Honduras’s second city, bustles with activity as more than a dozen women take their seats at a long oa(...)

The 5km Darkness into Light walk/run, which kicked off at 4.15am on Saturday, was held at 80 locations in Ireland and around the world, and is believed to have attracted an estimated 100,000 participants. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 12,000 early risers descended on Phoenix Park this morning to take part in the annual Pieta House Darkness into Light mental health awarenes(...)

On guard: Honduran soldiers monitor a land occupation by farmers from the Trinidad community in April 2015. Photograph: Juana Esquivel 5:02

Guadalupe Gallerda can still remember the sound of gunfire echoing through her village, in the Lower Aguán Valley, in Honduras, the day her husband(...)

Nick Clegg resigned on Friday as leader of the Liberal Democrats after his party was crushed at the national election. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Nick Clegg has resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats after disastrous results for the party in the UK general election. Speaking on Frida(...)

Students who lost money due to the closure of English language schools in Dublin take part in a protest. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak 2:32

Some 200 international students took to the streets of Dublin on Tuesday protesting the recent closure of 14 private English language schools around t(...)

Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne is to be despatched to the Mediterranean Sea to assist in an international aid operation to prevent migrants and refugees drowning as they try to reach Europe. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish naval vessel LÉ Eithne is to be dispatched to the Mediterranean sea to participate in an EU search and rescue mission for migrants fleeing n(...)

Mortar bombs launched from Syria wounded two UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights on Monday in what appeared to be stray fire from Syrian civil war fighting, according to the Israeli military.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A spokesman for the Irish Defence Forces has confirmed the two United Nations peacekeepers injured by mortar bombs on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heigh(...)

Hundreds of thousands of bus passengers are facing travel disruptions  as a result of the industrial action which was prompted by plans announced last year by the National Transport Authority to put out to tender 10 per cent of routes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Commuters across the State were forced to find alternative transport to get to work on Friday morning as Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann bus drivers beg(...)