President Obama is applauded as he takes the stage to make remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

US president Barack Obama paid tribute to late senator Edward Kennedy and his ability to find compromise with political opponents, saying, “No one mad(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa aged 18, who is in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government is treating the case of imprisoned Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt as a priority legally, diplomatically and politically, the Mi(...)

Religion continues to play some part in the lives of the vast majority of Irish children. Just 3 per cent of parents of children under 13 say relig(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said people need to get their lives back, be able to get back into business again, back into employment again, deal with the debt. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tanáiste Joan Burton has urged the banks to stop “extending and pretending” and agree realistic deals with struggling mortgage borrowers that allows t(...)

American authorities have sought the extradition of Patrick Lee to prosecute him for 51 offences including 29 counts of wire fraud, six counts of unlawful monetary transaction and 16 counts of aggravated identity theft.

The High Court has ordered the surrender of a Co Kildare man wanted by US authorities to face fraud, money-laundering and identity-theft charges.Patri(...)

France’s government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models. Above, Etam creations from Paris fashion week. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters

France’s government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models as well as potentially fining the modelling agency or fashion hou(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has cut short his visit to the United States for St Patrick’s Day following the death of his mother. Photograph: PA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has cut short his visit to the United State for St Patrick’s Day following the death of his mother. (...)

Gerry Adams: events in Washington and New York lined up. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of Sinn Féin figures are travelling to the United States over the next week for a round of St Patrick’s Day fundraising, as well as participa(...)

Al-Mustapha Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eugene Langan

One day there was a knock on the door of Denis Byrne Architects in Dublin’s North Great George’s Street and Maggie Moran opened it to find a tall, (...)

 A file photo released in  April 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial of Mr Tsarnaev beings on Wednesday.

Jurors in the trial of the man accused of killing three people and injuring more than 260 in two bombings near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Mara(...)