Siptu is warning the ongoing railway dispute will escalate if Iarnród Éireann persists with employee pay cuts. Photograph: Erin McGuire 1:45

Further rail strikes will take place next month unless management at Iarnród Éireann abandons plans for pay cuts and enters into serious talks on the (...)

The time is nigh for Tinie Tempah to go large. The days of grabbing the microphone in a small club and being able to see the eyes of everyone i(...)

A neighborhood playground in Washington DC.  Irish children in the US  are under pressure to blend in with their peers. Photograph: Getty Images

It was always going to happen; I just I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. There are few traces of little Amy Rose Carswell’s Dublin accent left afte(...)

The Mi-8 aircraft operated by Polar Airlines caught fire after crashing in the Sakha region of Siberia in Russia. Image: Google Maps.

A helicopter packed with passengers crashed in Siberia today, killing at least 19 of the 28 people aboard, Russia’s civil aviation commission said.The(...)

People gather with candles for Nelson Mandela outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated  in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama will host a summit of leaders from sub-Saharan Africa next year, the White House has said.The announcement came as Mr Obama (...)

Can we go now?: Sasha and Malia Obama, with their mother, Michelle, fight off boredom and midges at Glendalough this week. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

‘Oh man, we have to have lunch with Bono again!” The anchorman on Good Morning America is one smart guy: rapier-sharp wit, sculpted locks and shiny ey(...)

 US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, with tour guide George McClafferty, at Glendalough on Tuesday. Security surrounding their visit cost millions of euro. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The cost of the security operation in the Republic relating to the G8 summit and the visit of US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters to Dub(...)

First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters  Malia (14) and Sasha (12) at the start of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It isn’t often that a first lady orchestrates the ovation. But last evening in Dublin, Michelle Obama found herself on the other side of the applause,(...)

US president Barack Obama is expected to urge  Northern Ireland schoolchildren to work for a more shared society, and to call for  the eventual removal of Belfast’s peace walls. Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

US president Barack Obama visits Belfast this morning to press for renewed efforts to end community division in Northern Ireland. Accompanied by Miche(...)

US president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, at College Green, Dublin during their brief visit in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be widespread disruption to traffic in the centre of Dublin on Monday and Tuesday next week to facilitate the visit of the US first lady Mi(...)