Marina Litvinenko, the wife of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko who was murdered in London in 2006, wipes away a tear during an interview in London on January 21st. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Thousands of people were put at risk from radioactivity when Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned, a public inquiry has heard.Counsel to the (...)

A member of the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division sits in his car on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House  in Washington D.C. A device, believed to be a small aerial drone, was found on the grounds of the White House. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

A device, suspected to be an unmanned aerial drone, has been found on the White House grounds. US president Barack Obama and the first lady were in In(...)

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,(...)