Syrian refugees shelter near the Turkish border post of Akcakale. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

For 2,000 kilometres along Turkey’s southern plains, there are Syrians in fields and valleys, at lonely roadside truck stops, in seaside city parks an(...)

Laurence (Larry) Hayes, who died during the Tunisian shootings this week

A couple from Athlone killed in the Tunisia beach massacre had been due to return home just hours after the attack took place. Laurence and Martina Ha(...)

Lorna Carty, from Co Meath, who was killed in a terrorist attack at a resort in Tunisia. 1:48

Irish tourists intending to travel to Tunisia over the coming weeks should “exercise extreme caution”, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said. Char(...)

Syrian Kurds waiting behind barbed wired on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey after they fled the Syrian town of Kobane. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State is a hydra-headed military cult that grows two poisonous heads for every one lopped off. Yesterday’s attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. As Syriza points out, Greece – just one border away from Islamic State-held territory – looks like a beacon of stability in a difficult neighbourhood. Photograph: Reuters

In February, when Greece’s new Syriza-led government reassured its lenders by agreeing to talks on its funding arrangements, the Italian economy minis(...)

Lorna Carty, from Co Meath, who was  killed in a terrorist attack at a resort in Tunisia.

In three separate attacks at least 66 people, including an Irish woman, were killed by Islamic extremists on three continents yesterday. The wo(...)

A protester waves a Greek national flag during a pro European Union demonstration in Athens, as Greece approaches deadline on €1.6 billion debt. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

For historians, the standoff between Greece and its creditors is a case of deja vu all over again. A Greek default on loan repayments of €1.6 billion (...)

Syrian Kurds from Kobani wait behind border fences to cross into Turkey. Photograph: Reuters/Murad Sezer

Islamic State fighters have launched simultaneous attacks against Syrian government and Kurdish militia forces, moving back on to the offensive after (...)

Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters stand at the Syrian-Turkish border crossing of Tel Abyad, as vehicles transport people who were wounded in violence, which activists said was caused by Islamic State fighters in Kobani, Syria on Thursday. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Islamic State fighters launched simultaneous attacks against the Syrian government and Kurdish militia overnight, moving back onto the offensive after(...)

Banking Inquiry: Former secretary general, Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff recounted a hilarious Sir Humphrey-type conversation at the time with a colleague from another country. Photograph: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It turns out that Ireland’s double Eurovision winner Johnny Logan isn’t just popular in Turkey. Kevin Cardiff said yesterday that Logan was also a hit(...)