Rachel Healy and her husband Simon Doran getting married on a beach in Mexico.

‘Christmas is everything I miss about Ireland all rolled into one week’ Luke Cutliffe 30, recruitment consultant, Sydney “I am just about to(...)

A fruit vendor  at a Cairo market. Government interventions aim to improve life for Egyptians. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images

The Egyptian economy has begun to show signs of recovery from the turmoil that followed the 2011 ousting of then president Hosni Mubarak during the Ar(...)

The Rendition Project and Reprieve have identified 27 aircraft used by the CIA in its rendition programme which they claim landed more than 200 times at Irish airports on global circuits that ferried al-Qaeda suspects around secret prisons or “black sites” between 2001 and 2006. File photograph:  PA Wire 1:08

The invoice states that the trip lasted four days in November 2012 and flew from Washington to Kabul in Afghanistan and back again stopping for fue(...)

Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah: was recalled to Abu Dhabi before tribunal ruling

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Ireland, who was found to have kept three domestic servants “as slaves”, is to be replaced. Khalid Nasser(...)

UAE ambassador Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah

The United Arab Emirates has recalled its ambassador from Ireland who was found to have treated three domestic servants “like slaves”.The Filipina wom(...)

Australian cricketer  Phil Hughes celebrates reaching a century during the one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in this January 11th, 2013 file photo. Hughes has died two days after he was struck in the head by a ball during a game in Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/Files/Reuters. 2:09

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a ball. The impact of the hit led to a “c(...)

UAE ambassador Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah

One of three Filipina women awarded €80,000 each yesterday for constructive dismissal after enduring “horrific” working conditions at the home of the(...)

Australia’s Phil Hughes has been in and out of Australia’s Test side since making his debut in 2009. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in intensive care and on life support in an induced coma after being struck on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffiel(...)

The PwC study found that a typical Irish company spends two weeks dealing with its tax affairs and makes a tax payment almost every six weeks, compared with a global average of more than seven weeks dealing with tax affairs and a payment every two weeks.

Ireland is the most efficient country in the EU for paying business taxes and the sixth most efficient in the world, according to a report by Price(...)

 A Syrian refugee man walks after crossing the border to Turkey during fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish YPG fighters near Kobane, Syria, at Suruc district in Turkey today. Photograph: EPA

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibi(...)