President Michael D Higgins at the launch of On the Importance of Ethics report. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has warned that essential services must not become a political football in the general election campaign. Asked about th(...)

Up to 330,000 residents of Ireland will be entitled to a postal vote in the upcoming Brexit referendum. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Up to 330,000 residents of Ireland could have an influence on the outcome of Britain’s decision on European Union membership as they will be entitled (...)

Brian Hanley, co-ordinator with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, and Bishop John Kirby , ICPO chaiman,  in  Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The man stood in the arrivals hall in Dublin Airport, feeling euphoric, but also lost, one of an increasing number of Irish people who are deported ba(...)

Irish developer Garrett Kelleher is facing contempt proceedings in a US court arising from his involvement in a €60 million insurance claim taken by a group of Liberian businesses.

Irish developer Garrett Kelleher is facing contempt proceedings in a US court later this month arising from his involvement in a €60 million insurance(...)

Refugees paddling a rubber dinghy approach the beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece in August this year. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The number of refugees and migrants arriving by land and sea in the European Union has passed 1 million this year, while a further 3,600 died or went (...)

Mark Montgomerie with his app myq.ie outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau in Dublin – the app helps people save time when queuing for public services. Below: computer code can make life a lot easier. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mark Montgomerie watched as scores of foreign nationals collected their tickets and sat down, settling in for an afternoon of hanging around the overc(...)

Clearly identified: The guidelines set out how   produce   from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under international law, should be labelled if they are sold in the EU. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Department of Foreign Affairs has contacted all Government departments asking them to publicise new European Union guidelines for labelling produ(...)

Irish Naval Service operations in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The former naval vessel, the LÉ Aoife, left Cork Harbour on Saturday morning for Malta, where it will take part in humanitarian search and rescue oper(...)

Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)

A security check at  the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey: world leaders will  discuss the war in Syria. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

  The refugee crisis is expected to dominate the G20 summit which opens in Turkey tomorrow as leaders of the world’s largest economies gat(...)