Sipke Shaughnessy: ‘Perhaps more than any other demographic, Irish emigrants have a high stake in the political future of this country.’

When Enda Kenny announced the date for Ireland’s upcoming general election on Wednesday, the political commentariat finally stopped holding its breath(...)

A file image of David Byrne of Raleigh Square, Crumlin, who was shot dead at by a gang of armed men at the Regency Hotel in Dublin. Photograph:  Paddy Cummins

The man murdered by a six-strong gang during a shooting attack at a packed boxing event in north Dublin’s Regency Hotel had escaped serious conviction(...)

Members of the Garda Public Order Unit on North Earl Street.

Members of the Garda Public Order Unit clashed with protesters in Dublin city centre after scuffles broke out during a demonstration against far right(...)

Darroze (48), is the reigning “World’s Best Woman Chef”, having picked up her trophy from British magazine Restaurant at its “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” ceremony

The world’s best female chef receives me in the tiny, cupboard-like office from which she surveys the kitchen of “Hélène Darroze,” the Paris restaura(...)

A lot of nerve: Bruno Le Maire and  Nicolas Sarkozy. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

For such a polite, well-bred young man, Bruno Le Maire has a lot of nerve. The conservative deputy in the National Assembly, a former high-ranking civ(...)

David Cameron: The erosion of the principle of free movement and equal treatment of EU citizens is the price we are being asked to pay to keep the UK in the EU. Photograph: Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen/Scanpix

The proposed agreement between the UK and the EU to avert Brexit is smoke and mirrors, largely spin. It is a cynical political deal all to do with get(...)

Terry Wogan during his final breakfast show on BBC Radio 2. Photograph: BBC

Among the many stories written about Terry Wogan after his death last weekend, one popular vignette seemed particularly telling. When the UK radio r(...)

A commission of investigation  will investigate allegations of serious sexual abuse and the relationship between South Eastern Health Board (SEHB), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the home

The elderly woman who ran the “foster home” in the south east which is at the centre of allegations of child abuse has said the young people who staye(...)

Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, right, and British prime minister David Cameron   in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 5th. Photograph: Niels Hougaard/AP Photo via Polfoto

David Cameron has won the backing of Denmark and the qualified support of Poland for his EU renegotiation as a new poll showed a surge of support in B(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange squints in the sunlight as he prepares to speak from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on Britain and Sweden on Friday to let him freely leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a UN panel rule(...)