Members of the media listen to the witnesses following the execution of Kelly Gissendaner at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters 1:15

Georgia executed the only woman on its death row on Wednesday, hours after the State Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected her final plea for clemency(...)

At Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, Taoiseach Enda  Kenny said Ireland is particularly attuned to the current migrant crisis in Europe, given our history of emigration. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on younger people who emigrated during the economic crisis to return to Ireland to “be the best at home in their own c(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said he was “very impressed” with modular housing and “felt it a very good solution” to the homeless problem. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 4:02

The scale of rent increases sought by some landlords is a “moral issue”, said Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Speaking at the publication of(...)

Lord Mayor of Cork city, Cllr Chris O’Leary has confirmed that the council plans to write to the Taoiseach to confirm that the council is planning a legal challenge to a proposed merger. Photograph: PA

Cork City Council is to write to Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Tuesday to inform him it is proceeding with a legal challenge against the plan by Minister fo(...)

Lord Mayor of Cork Chris O’Leary: opposes merger of city and county councils. Photograph: Jim Coughlan/PA Wire

Cork City Council is poised to become the first local authority to mount a legal challenge to the Government after councillors agreed in principle t(...)

Newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is greeted by supporters after delivering a speech during an event expressing solidarity with refugees in Parliament Square, London. Photograph: EPA 1:06

Being on the winning side has left Edmund Kelly, a long-time left-wing activist from Reading, feeling a little disconcerted. His initial instinct on h(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. He said he would reluctantly and “with regret” support a temporary suspension of the Assembly as the better of two bad options

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said the Northern parties are “running out of time and running out of choices” as the Stormont insti(...)

Emily Browning gets to make an entrance. I am sitting at the far end of a very grand room in the Soho Hotel when the Australian actress – literally(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “This is a very serious day in respect of the Northern Ireland situation and the continuation of the Executive and the Assembly. The time for ambiguity has now passed.” File photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the collapse of the Northern Ireland institutions is inevitable if the Assembly is not adjourned to deal with the politi(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The Government is set to agree to accept almost 3,000 refugees from Syria, Eritrea and Iraq, with the first group arriving into the State “within a ma(...)