Two-thirds of the way through the financial year the performance of the Irish economy has surpassed expectations – both of the Government and of econo(...)

US Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle: ‘There is absolutely no appetite in the United States for any sort of backsliding on the democratic institutions that exist and that a lot of sacrifice and effort went into creating.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

A leader of the Friends of Ireland caucus in the US Congress has said the killing of Belfast republican Kevin McGuigan should not be used as a reason (...)

JP McManus: claims money from his winnings “erroneously withheld”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Businessman JP McManus has taken a legal action in the United States to try to recover $5.2 million (€4.7 million) in taxes which he claims should (...)

‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

The lavish military parade in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square yesterday was ostensibly a commemoration of China’s role in the defeat of Japan at the end of(...)

Sabina Higgins (third from left) with Bruk Hiwet (left) and Nati Yohannes (right) of the Makush art gallery Addis Ababa,  Ethopiaid executive director Liam Barnard and Harriet and Martin Andrews, who run the Hamlin fistula hospital in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Alan Betson

A major exhibition of more than 150 works by Ethiopian artists was opened in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre on Thursday evening by Sabina Higgins, wife (...)

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s latest broadside targeted Jeb Bush, whom he chastised for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail. Photograph: Reuters

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged that he will not run as an independent candidate in the 2016 White House election should he fail to(...)

Image of three asylum seekers imposed on a photograph of the famine memorial on Custom House Quay in Dublin.

The images that link today’s refugees with the desperate Irish emigrants of the 1840s are powerful, but we don’t need to go back hundreds of years to (...)

Abercrombie & Fitch: dropping its famous logo from its clothes and moving away from its signature style of all-American preppy clothes, loud branding and sexy advertising, to more fashionable contemporary lines

Show a southside Dublin twentysomething the A&F logo or Abercrombie & Fitch’s distinctive moose logo and she – or even he – is likely to go in(...)

Anti-tank missiles are displayed at the military parade in Beijing on September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters 1:16

China put on a muscular display of military might in a parade in Beijing to mark the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second World War 70 years ag(...)