Fiona Tiernan  founded the Plurabelle Paddlers, Ireland’s first dragon boat team for breast cancer survivors.

Fiona Tiernan, who has died aged 51, was a quietly influential and inspiring advocate for those experiencing discrimination and marginalisation, an(...)

Royal Malay Regiment army personnel in Kuala Lumpur  carry a coffin to a waiting Royal Malaysia Airforce aircraft so it can be flown to the home town of the  victim of the MH17 plane disaster. A flight arrived from Amsterdam this morning carrying the remains of 20 Malaysians who were aboard the flight which was downed over Ukraine last month. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA.

The bodies of 20 Malaysians killed when a jet was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. It was the first repatriation of victim(...)

Malaysia has today declared a national day of mourning on August 22nd next, when 16 bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, downed over eastern Uk(...)

A building in Kramatorsk destroyed in fighting between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces which continued to rage a day after the EU and US announced economic sanctions against Russia over its complicity in the crisis. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Tuesday’s decision by the European Union to impose Phase Three sanctions on Russia represents a significant escalation of international pressure on(...)

A passenger at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, where flags have been flown at half mast. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

There has been much discussion in recent days about the future of Malaysia’s national flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines. Its MH17 was downed over Ukrain(...)

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko aims a rifle during his visit to a demonstration of new weapons for the Ukrainian armed forces at a military base outside Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A Ukrainian push to dislodge pro-Russian rebels from the site of the downed Malaysian airliner further complicated plans for an investigation today a(...)

The convoy of funeral hearses arrives at the Korporaal van Oudheusdenkazerne in Hilversum, The Netherlands today after a Dutch Air Force C-130 Hercules plane and an Australian Royal Australian Air Force C17 transport plane brought back 74 more coffins containing remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash, from Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine to the Eindhoven air base in the Netherlands. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/EPA

Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster have arrived in the Netherlands today, while Australian and D(...)

“The data that came in was in 2008 before your collapse. Ireland does well because you were doing well economically.”

A co-author of a 2010 report that ranked Ireland highest on an index of countries most faithful to Islamic economic teachings says the country is lik(...)

 Refrigerated train cars holding the bodies of passengers from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17  at the train station  in Torez, Ukraine. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images.

Ukraine has accused separatist rebels of hiding evidence that a Russian missile was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner, while Britain said Moscow(...)

A pro-Russian separatist stands at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.

Ukraine has accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has(...)