British foreign secretary Philip Hammond: said information indicated Lee Po had been involuntarily removed to mainland China without due process under Hong Kong law. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has said a British citizen who sold gossipy and controversial books about the Chinese leadership had most li(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy, who was once the head of the IRA’s so-called army council, will be sentenced later at the Special Criminal Court following his conviction in December on nine charges of tax evasion. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The sentencing of prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion has been adjourned until General Election day, February 26th. During Fri(...)

The Irish medtech industry employs 27,000 people, making Ireland the second-largest medtech employer in Europe on a per capita basis, second only the Switzerland

A new four-year strategy designed to consolidate Ireland’s position as a hub for medtech companies has been unveiled by the Irish Medical Devices Asso(...)

Littlewoods Ireland recently embarked on a €2 million advertising campaign

Littlewoods Ireland, which recently embarked on a €2 million advertising campaign in a bid to boost sales locally, saw turnover rise by just 2.4 per c(...)

The EU report says online selling may have the capacity to reduce the harm caused by drugs as the quality may be better and they are less prone to contamination

Online drug dealing has the capacity to reduce harm for users due to the higher quality of substances sold and less violence associated with criminal (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said all allegations of clerical child sexual abuse in Ireland must be reported to gardaí. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

All allegations of clerical child sexual abuse on the island of Ireland must be reported to civil authorities, said Catholic Church representatives. (...)

Junior doctors protest outside the department of health in London at the British government’s intention to impose new contracts. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Junior doctors in Britain’s National Health Service have said they will consider “all options open to us”, possibly including an all-out strike, afte(...)

Regional publisher Johnston Press has confirmed it is in advanced talks to buy cut-price British national daily newspaper i for around £24 million. (...)

The USI has called for the introduction of laws that ensure access to abortion. Archive photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland has issued a call on the State’s political parties to make a public commitment on holding a referendum on repealing t(...)

Reinhold Hanning, a 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz arrives to the courtroom for his trial in Detmold, Germany. Mr Hanning began serving as a guard at Auschwitz when he was 22 years old. Photograph: Bernd Thissen/Reuters

A former Nazi SS guard is due to go on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people in Auschwitz. Reinhold Hanning (94) was 20- years-(...)