US tycoon and presidential hopeful Donald Trump  at Shannon Airport in May 2014 to visit the Doonbeg golf course after he had gotten  permission  for protection works at the  14th green.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Donald Trump’s plan to build a €10 million coastal protection barrier for his golf links resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare has the overwhelming support of(...)

Ferry arriving at Sherkin Island. Photograph: David Sleator

Inhabitants of nine off-shore islands in the west are concerned at news that funding of their five community development companies will be stopped at (...)

John Brennan: has explicitly defended what is called ‘advanced interrogation’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Christian Science Monitor has described John Brennan as America’s “assassination tsar”. But this doesn’t seem to have damaged his image in parts o(...)