Air Corps aircraft perform a fly-past during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a special emphasis on Irish people who died in the first World War during the National Day of Commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia today to lead an Enterprise Ireland trade mission  in Riyadh, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai (pictured). Photograph:  Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia tonight ahead of a trade mission and a series of diplomatic engagements in the Gulf region.Mr Kenny (...)

A file image of members the  United Nations Security Council  voting.  Saudi Arabia said today it would not take up its seat on the body. Reuters

Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented show of anger at the failure of the international community to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East iss(...)

Kuwait has banned the television show of a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric, accused of instigating hatred with speeches and comments on social media calling for arming rebels fighting the army of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (pictured). Photograph: SANA/Handout via Reuters.

Kuwait has banned the television show of a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric, accused of instigating hatred with speeches and comments on social media ca(...)

Lebanese soldiers and Hizbullah supporters are seen gathered in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut . Photograph: Reuters

A Lebanese protester was killed outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut today after gunmen from the Iranian-backed Shia militia Hizbullah opened fire wh(...)

‘Human rights are that the people that live in a country abide by the laws of that country’:  Bernie Ecclestone. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The Crown Prince of Bahrain has brushed aside Bernie Ecclestone’s seemingly disparaging remark in which he has accused the country’s government of (...)