US president Barack Obama and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Barack Obama today announced that they had broken their six-year impasse over a civilian nucle(...)

An immigration detention centre in Australia. Photograph: AFP / Torsten Blackwood

A group of 24 Irish people are in a Western Australian detention centre awaiting deportation after seven of them were caught up in alleged roofing an(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: will be hoping to rebuild a winning mentality and create confidence in his young side, says former Lilywhite star, Dermot Earley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the parallel universe of the O’Byrne Cup, Kildare rule the world. Jason Ryan’s team are bidding for a three-in-a-row when they play Dublin in tomo(...)

 Gardaí at the house on Clarinda Park East, Dún Laoghaire, where mental health professional Jane Braidwood was fatally stabbed on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A man is due in court today charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a widow in her south Dublin home.Jane Braidwood (65), who worked as a me(...)

Fintan O’Mahony, a teacher from Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, says the Department of Education must come up with a solution that suits Ireland, rather than focusing on education systems used abroad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

While over 730 secondary schools around the State close on Thursday for a second day of strike action over junior cycle reform, educators remain divid(...)

Dr Wajiha Zia of University Hospital Waterford at the Overseas Medics of Ireland meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s reliance on international medical graduates is among the highest of the OECD countries: 34 per cent of doctors working in Ireland were tr(...)

The court fined McMahon AU$900 (€636) and also ordered him to pay $1,700 for damages to the club’s roof and a non-essential call out of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish backpacker who tried to sneak into a Queensland nightclub, after twice being thrown out of it, became stuck in an air vent in the early hours(...)

From left, Barry Lyttle (33), Oliver Lyttle (74) and Patrick Lyttle (31) seen in a photograph celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Image: Facebook

Irish man Barry Lyttle has been allowed to move close to the hospital where his brother Patrick is recovering following their alleged fight earlier th(...)

Palestine’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on a resolution to establish a Palestinian state. The resolution was defeated. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the est(...)

Relations between Government and the judiciary have grown warmer since Frances Fitzgerald replaced Alan Shatter at the Department of Justice last year. PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to publish legislation in the coming months to change to way in which judges are selected for appointment. (...)