Richard Boyd Barrett said Donald Trump had turned out to be somebody who was whipping up an outrageous and dangerous hysteria against the undocumented, including the Irish. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he “unreservedly’’ condemned remarks about immigrants made by US presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We have 70 million p(...)

Phoenix-based Capt Michael Johnston (57) died while piloting American Airlines flight 550, scheduled from Phoenix to Boston. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

An American Airlines jetliner with 147 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York, on Monday after the pilot suffered a heart(...)

Mark Nally and Alison Garrett and part of their wedding party. Photograph: Suzanne Fahey of Circus Photography

Alison, a contract analyst at Icon, and Mark, a landscape architect, have known each other since they were junior infants at St Patrick’s Junior Sc(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, during which he said he would send home the US’s Syrian refugees if he became president. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/Reuters

Businessman Donald Trump, the frontrunner to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said he would send home the US’s Syrian refugees if he b(...)

Monica Lavin: I think science and writing have to do with the desire to know. Science deals with objective truth, literature with relative truth. El Quijote taught us that

What made you a fiction writer? Curiosity, reading, a love for stories, the unknown, and desert turtle excrement. Desert turtle excrement? (...)

Queue for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak 3:18

Meaures are being introduced this week to counter long queues outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau on Burgh Quay, according to the Department(...)

Níall (31), a content manager for Red Bull, was born in Dublin, grew up in Miami and met Julie, from Los Angeles, eight years ago when they worked tog(...)

Matthias Müller, the new chief executive of Volkswagen AG, promised to make VW “an even stronger company”. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Switzerland has banned sales of Volkswagen Group cars with outdated emissions systems in the wake of the test-rigging scandal. Thomas Rohrbach, spokes(...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne leaves Turpan, north west China where he paid a private visit to the ancient ruins of the Silk Road settlement Yar City dating back three thousand years.   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British finance minister George Osborne will open bidding during a visit to China on Thursday on £12 billion of contracts to build a high-speed rail l(...)

 Bundeswehr  snipers with Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifles, the   weapon of choice for German soldiers, Mexican drug barons and Islamic State terrorists. Photograph: Reuters

When Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Brussels for today’s emergency summit, the German leader will press her European colleagues to tackle the con(...)