US president Barack Obama’s task of selling a potential nuclear agreement with Iran to a sceptical Congress got far harder on Tuesday after an impassi(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell with his wife Mary Patricia O’Donnell. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Brian and Mary Patricia O’Donnell were, by any measure, among the most low-profile of the property developing set that invested heavily in bricks and (...)

A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden has said that the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveillance programmes was working with American and German lawyers to return home. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian/Handout via Reuters.

A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden has said that the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveill(...)

Mourners place flowers  at the grave of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery after his funeral on March 3rd, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images 1:28

Slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest in a Moscow cemetery on Tuesday after an emotional funeral ceremony where thousands(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu (C) during his speech to US Congress. Mr Netanyahu used his speech to warn the US government against a nuclear deal with Iran. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has warned the US against agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran and working with a country “deeply rooted in (...)

The writing has been on the wall for a while, but what a few weeks it has been for Irish beef – Ireland is now the only European country to be allowed(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, waves while arriving to speak during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference at the Washington Convention Centre. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday opened his high-profile visit to the US capital by playing down any personal dispute with preside(...)

Brian O Donnell (right) pictured arriving at the Four Courts with his son, Blake  for a Supreme Court judgement last month. Photograph:  Collins

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his family have been fighting a legal battle over his €1 billion property empire and upmarket home on Vico Road in Killi(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to address Congress. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

US secretary of state John Kerry has attempted to defuse tension with Israel on the eve of Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, where he will spe(...)

Documents show HSBC’s Swiss branch held almost $45 million for 88 people with Irish addresses.. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News

The Dáil’s Committee of Public Accounts wants to question British bank HSBC about reports that it aided wealthy Irish citizens evade tax, according to(...)