Photograph: Alan Betson

To visit the full generations page click here Una Hughes lives in Balbriggan, Co Dublin I grew up in Blackrock, outside Dundalk, in Co Lout(...)

Nabeel Rajab: ‘When I realised I would be targeted and could get killed, I transferred everything to my family, my wife.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

A Bahraini human rights activist who spent two years in prison for using Twitter to call for peaceful protests has urged Irish people to “fight for(...)

Embroiled: President Obama ordered air strikes in Iraq this week; missiles were loaded on fighter jets aboard a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

In October 2002, while still a state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama delivered a speech in which he opposed any US invasion of Iraq, declaring, “(...)

Prof Damian McCormack and a  Justice for Bahrain Medical protest outside the Dáil yesterday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Concerns have been raised over a forthcoming inspection of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Bahrain-based university by the Irish Medical Council. The v(...)

GAA director general Paraic Duffy: “It is simply not possible for the GAA to ensure free-to-air coverage at home while at the same time making its games accessible to Irish people abroad.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sky Sports was the only British broadcaster interested in screening Gaelic games, GAA director general Páraic(...)

RCSI chief executive Prof Cathal Kelly: said he was “not an advocate or apologist for the government or the country” but Bahrain had made strides in economic developmentbut Bahrain had made strides in economic development.

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has robustly defended its operations in Bahrain, saying it is acting as a “valuable bridge” bet(...)

Russell Crowe (centre) attending the premiere of Noah at the Savoy cinema, Dublin. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

Russell Crowe, one of the world’s old-school superstars, was in Dublin at lunchtime today for the premiere of Darren Aronofky’s controversial b(...)

Ron Dennis is back in charge of McLaren. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Martin Whitmarsh’s future as McLaren team principal was cast into doubt on Thursday with the announcement that his predecessor Ron Dennis was replaci(...)

Alcoa  employees release molten aluminum into a vertical cast for cylindrical billets at ta  production plant in  South Carolina. Photographer: Stephen Morton/Bloomberg

Alcoa, the largest US aluminium producer, has agreed to pay $384 million to settle US allegations that one of its units bribed members of Bahrain’s ro(...)

The Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1914 was the star lot in an auction of finest and rarest wines, selling for £24,910

Somewhere in the world this week, very expensive corks were popped to celebrate New Year. Before Christmas, Sotheby’s in London sold six bottles of 10(...)