Dragon Oil is in talks over a $10 billion (€9.4 billion) investment for a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to India

Irish-registered exploration firm Dragon Oil is in talks to invest in a $10 billion pipeline to deliver natural gas from Turkmenistan to India, a pote(...)

Bangladeshi activist shout slogans celebrating the execution of two war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid of Jamaat-e-Islami and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party at the Central Jail in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: AP

Bangladesh has executed two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war, a senior jail official(...)

Sympathisers put a candle  outside the French ambassador’s residence in Dublin. Ireland should not be shy about making its  experience and position known. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Basing our response to Friday’s attacks in Paris on a long-held and comfortable self-image of Ireland as a non-aligned, benevolent country could le(...)

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond  in Washington DC, US. File photograph: Jim watson/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s foreign secretary Philip Hammond has privately assured the Government that the hundreds of thousands of Irish living in Britain would not be(...)

A migrant girl carries a toy before boarding a train heading to the Serbian border from a location near the city of Gevgelija, in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, November 8th, 2015. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Undoubtedly the ugliest and most distressing part of any country’s immigration policy, the rate of forced deportations has slowed dramatically in the (...)

The centre for asylum seekers in Mosney, Co Meath. Applications are up as deportations fall. Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The number of asylum claims is set to almost treble by the end of the year, with applications from Pakistani and Bangladesh nationals accounting for m(...)

Volunteers rescue a man trapped in the rubble. No survivors have been recovered since Friday night. Photograph: KM Chaudary/AP Photo

Nearly five days after a Pakistani factory collapsed, the death toll has reached 44, officials said yesterday, in one of the country’s deadliest indus(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and acting secretary general Noel Waters, at Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

New legislation is being prepared after a High Court ruling that gardaí do not have the right to enter private dwellings to arrest failed asylum seeke(...)

Pakistani rescuers move a man rescued from under the rubble of a collapsed factory on the outskirts of Lahore. Photograph: Getty

Rescuers at the site of a collapsed factory in Pakistan continued to dig through the rubble on Thursday, as the death toll rose to at least 21, offici(...)

Judgments: Key cases in brief

Country of origin information was unlawfully assessed by Refugee Appeals Tribunal QH (Pakistan) v Refugee Appeals Tribunal [2015]IEHC 582 (High Court,(...)