United Nations veterans at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, for the opening of an exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the UN. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

All-female units are to be created by the Government in a significant development in Ireland’s involvement in United Nations peacekeeping. The units w(...)

Denis O’Brien: “It is clear to me that this is part of a campaign to undermine me and to disseminate false statements about me.” Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

In the sweltering Caribbean heat and humidity of an October day, 223 people gathered on the lawns of King’s House, the official residence of the gover(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. File  photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The computer memory stick at the centre of Denis O’Brien’s latest legal action contains some 80 files – including newspaper cuttings, Dáil and legal t(...)

A concern for fund managers was that only a tiny proportion of Digicel revenues come from cable and fibre services. Photograph: Reuters

The warning lights started flashing over the weekend in the Carribbean, suggesting all was not well with Denis O’Brien’s plan to raise up to $2 billio(...)

The Naval Services vessel LE Samuel Beckett, which has been deployed to the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Naval Services

Naval Service members rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean are not entitled to full overseas service payments because they are not in danger, the (...)

Denis O’Brien: investors may still be prepared to buy in to Digicel’s IPO purely on the back of his reputation. Photograph:  Reuters

Crunch time is approaching for Digicel’s planned initial public offering (IPO) on the New York stock exchange. Denis O’Brien hopes it will raise it ab(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan  has said the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals, negotiations for which were co-chaired by Ireland’s permanent representative to the UN, were a “tangible manifestation” of the UN’s capacity to deliver “positive outcomes”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The UN must use its 70th anniversary to appraise the international community’s failures to prevent war, genocide, forced displacement and deprivation,(...)

Tropical Storm Erika  in the Caribbean. Photograph: NOAA handout/Reuters

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as tropical storm Erika nears the US state. The storm could hit the peninsula on Monday. Governor R(...)

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel  has the hump over so-called “bypass fraud”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel may be gearing up for a near $10 billion flotation to finance its rollout of fibre fixed-line services, but that isn’t prevent(...)

JK Rowling founded Lumos after reading about children being kept in caged beds. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

An international charity founded by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is teaming up with NUI Galway on a project aimed at ending institutionalised care(...)