Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Authorities here are concerned about the threat of “lone wolf” terrorists and the possibility of terrorism groups using the State as a base, a draft W(...)

This image released through social media accounts associated with Islamic State  purports to show Tunisian Seifeddine Rezgui who is believed to be the gunman who killed at least 39 people in the holiday resort of Sousse.  More than 30 people were wounded in the attack. Photograph via EPA/HO

Islamic State described Seifeddine Rezgui, the apprentice electrician who shot dead 38 people, most of them foreign tourists, in a beach resort near S(...)

Migrants try to  board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Migration is always a matter of perspective. Or rather of two perspectives. When our own beautiful young people fall from a collapsing balcony in Berk(...)

Syrian Kurds waiting behind barbed wired on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey after they fled the Syrian town of Kobane. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State is a hydra-headed military cult that grows two poisonous heads for every one lopped off. Yesterday’s attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait (...)

Peter Sutherland: said the migration crisis was a problem “which can only be dealt with collectively, not in isolation to one another”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

EU leaders defended their decision not to back mandatory quotas for migrants at a summit of EU leaders, pledging to agree a plan to redistribute 40(...)

Bosnia Muslims pray near coffins at the memorial centre in Potocari during a mass burial near Srebrenica three years ago. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The green valleys of Bosnia lie quiet now. War ended 20 years ago, many residents who fled the slaughter never returned out of fear or lack of work, a(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. As Syriza points out, Greece – just one border away from Islamic State-held territory – looks like a beacon of stability in a difficult neighbourhood. Photograph: Reuters

In February, when Greece’s new Syriza-led government reassured its lenders by agreeing to talks on its funding arrangements, the Italian economy minis(...)

British prime minister David Cameron, speaks to Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: AP

Greece will get an extension of its current bailout for another six months if agreement can be reached with the euro zone finance ministers tomorrow, (...)

A migrant is carried  aboard the Germany navy’s frigate ‘Hessen’ earlier this month,  before being brought to the port of Palermo, Sicily. EPA/GERMANY NAVY

The search for peace and food that is forcing thousands of women and men, often with their young children in tow, to risk their lives reachi(...)

This image, taken from jihadist media outlet Wilayat Trablus,  allegedly shows Islamic State  fighters advancing on what they say is a power plant in the southern Libyan city of Sirte. Photograph: IMAGEHO/AFP/Getty Images

The self-declared government in control of the Libyan capital Tripoli has launched airstrikes on Islamic State fighters in the city of Sirte, official(...)