Members of Iraqi Shiite militia al-Abbas brigades, who are fighting with Iraqi forces against Islamic state group, at Kitba village near Tikrit in northern Iraq. Photograph: Ali Mohammed/EPA

Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has capitulated to US pressure by agreeing to arm Sunni tribesmen fighting against Islamic State (IS), in spit(...)

Syrian refugees protest outside of the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

From the top of Syntagma Square in Athens, it looks like the typical Sunday morning routine as the ceremonial changing of Greece’s presidential gua(...)

 Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

Ireland, Waterford: Property Partners Barry Herterich

Property Partners Barry Herterich (Tramore) is seeking €250,000 for this three-bedroom bungalow in Dunhill, Co Waterford. We find similar properties a(...)

Eddie Murphy, outgoing MD at Ford: “This year, from a passenger car perspective, it was a difficult year because we didn’t have the new Mondeo.”

After 14 years at the wheel of Ford in Ireland, Eddie Murphy is handing back the keys. During his tenure the motor trade in Ireland saw its best times(...)

  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has won his second Race to Dubai title.  Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Some more boxes were ticked, as Brooks Koepka – an American who is not adverse to criss-crossing time zones – won the Turkish Airlines Open today, his(...)

A Kurdish Syrian refugee waits for transport during a sand storm on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province in September. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s was cited by western powers as one of the justifications for the 2003 invasi(...)

Shane Lowry: recovered from a ‘comedy of errors’ to shoot five successive birdies and sign for a two-under-par 70. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

The Mechanic clicked into top gear, the Clotheshorse strutted his stuff and Shane Lowry – forced to demonstrate his resilience – battened down the hat(...)

Shane Lowry in action during the WGC-HSBC Champions in China last week. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images.

I’m not going to lie. I’m not like an ostrich who buries his head in the sand. I know what’s going on. I’m aware of where I stand in every ranking tha(...)

 Sergio Garcia  in action during the pro-am for the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.  “I think Rory did something quite extraordinary this season.” Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The man once known as ‘El Nino’ in his younger days doesn’t see any need for winds of change, or any requirement to fiddle with the system. Nor does L(...)