(...) providing “broken promise” fodder for the media. If international markets contract, that will probably(...)

Refugees  near the Syrian border in Kilis, Turkey. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

(...)-led international coalition already ranged against Islamic State. This comes after Washington singled out Arab(...)

Sustainable Development Goals: Getting 193 countries to sign off on   2030 Agenda was widely considered a major achievement for the UN while also strengthening Ireland’s reputation as a serious player on international development stage

(...) included in international agreements to refer to the plight of the Palestinians, but not everyone was happy(...)

Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald: says there is “a cycle now of revenge and retaliation” and further attacks could not be ruled out. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) between a gang loyal to murdered criminal Gary Hutch and one led by international drugs trafficker Christy(...)

Keith Earls sat out Ireland’s training session at carton House on Tuesday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland squad limited themselves to a run-out of medium intensity for about 45 minutes amid the snow flurries at their Carton House base yesterday(...)

Team mates: Donnacha Ryan and Paul O’Connell on the pitch. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Player, friend, team-mate, educator, motivator and standard-bearer – Donnacha Ryan knew Paul O’Connell in each one of those guises. They rubbed shou(...)

(...) management of the public finances. Abolition of the USC at a time of worsening international trading(...)

Paul O’Connell celebrates scoring a try against Wales in 2002. Photograph: Inpho

(...) interviewee. His timing was pretty good too, arriving on the international scene in 2002, just as the(...)

Number eight Josh Beaumont has been added to the England sqaud for the game against Italy in Rome on Sunday. Photograph:    David Rogers/Getty Images

Maro Itoje and Josh Beaumont have been included in a 25-strong England squad for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Italy in Rome. Head coach Eddie Jone(...)

Syrians fleeing the battle for control of Aleppo walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, on February 5th. The districts held by anti-governmetn forces  in Aleppo are a prize they dare not lose. Photograph: Depo Photos via AP

(...) regarded as “terrorist” by the UN and the international community and declared legitimate targets by UN(...)