Maaloula: the 14th-century Christian town in Syria which is rising again after eight months of occupation by insurgents. Photograph: Michael Jansen

(...) walls, Joseph, his nephew, the municipal councillor, tells us what happened in early September 2013(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room does, however, lead us into worthwhile speculation. TIFF is only going so(...)

Bookmaker Ladbrokes is to retain 144 shops nationwide and continue to employ over 700 people in Ireland following the High Court’s approval of its rescue plan. (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times)

(...) business. We will now have a sustainable cost base for the company, allowing us to grow a competitive(...)

Barack Obama laughs during a visit to Addis Ababa on Tuesday: “I’m looking forward to life after being president. I can spend time with my family . . . I can find other ways to serve. I can visit Africa more often.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

US president speculates on his future in course of visit to Africa (...)

The Lá Mór na Gaeilge march from Parnell Square to Leinster House, Dublin last year. The placard reads: Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam – a country without a language is a country without a soul. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) relationship (“What did the Romans ever do for us”?), is immediately confronted with the alleged advantages of(...)

A file image from June of a migrant trying to board a lorry travelling to Britain on the main road into Calais ferry port. Irish hauliers travelling through Calais said they face increasing challenges from migrants trying to board their vehicles.

(...) for us to have a conversation. “But it’s difficult for him because he speaks not a word of English. I(...)

The sentencing of a Dublin man found guilty of trespassing at U2 drummer Larry Mullen’s home has been adjourned until October. File photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

(...) said O’Neill shouted shouted, “I’ve HIV and threatened to spit at us and bite us to infect us”. Garda O(...)

IDA Ireland is supporting the expansion in Ballybrit, Co Galway

The US-headquartered market intelligence firm Industrial Info Resources (IIR) is to create 50 jobs(...)

Dublin’s skyline in 2007. A new €500m fund hopes to bring the cranes back by lending to residential property developers.(Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times)

The State’s new sovereign investment fund is to join forces with a US private equity player to(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: He said ruling by Eurostat that State funds spent on Irish Water must remain on the exchequer balance sheet would not impact on this year’s budget. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

(...) deeper than the Government would allow us to believe.