Taoiseach Enda Kenny will not be going to the forthcoming UN climate summit in Paris entirely empty-handed. He will be able to point to the Government(...)

Surgeons work inside a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital after the  air strike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters

Médecins Sans Frontières has demanded that an independent international body investigate the air strike that hit an Afghan hospital on Saturday, kill(...)

 Hungarian soldiers set up razor wire along Hungary’s southern border with Croatia, September 18th, 2015. Photograph: Peter Lendvai/EPA

Migrant numbers in Europe will continue to build in coming days and their flows may fragment further into new routes, the UN refugee agency said on Fr(...)

A child cries as migrants force their way through police lines at Tovarnik station to board a train bound for Zagreb, Croatia,   September 17th, 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Croatia has said it will close its border with Serbia if another 8,000 migrants enter the newest EU member in one day, interior minister Ranko Ostoji(...)

‘There is rightly much pride in the life-saving work of the LÉ Eithne and its crew.’ Above, migrants wait to  disembark from the Irish Naval ship  LÉ Eithne at the Catania harbour,  on June 16th, 2015. Photograph: AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi

Footage of Irish naval personnel rescuing women, men and children in peril at sea has brought the crisis in the Mediterranean closer to home. There is(...)

 Dave Power, Mount merrion and Paul Byrne, Swords wait for the official results, in the court yard of Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Work will begin this week to give effect to the referendum decision to amend the Constitution with the first same-sex marriages likely to take place a(...)

The Motherland monument decorated with a symbolic wreath of red poppies at the Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine has condemned Kremlin support for the country’s separatists and urged the world not to appease Moscow, as events to mark the end of the secon(...)

Former UN Envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, speaking to reporters during a news conference in Sana’a, Yemen.  The Moroccan diplomat had expressed an interest in moving on to another assignment after four years of work on Yemen, the UN said. Photograph: Wadia Mohammed/EPA

The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned on Wednesday, according his official Facebook page, signalling the failure of UN efforts to(...)

Palestinians protest outside the Palestinian Liberation Organisation headquarters in Ramallah, the West Bank, during a rally  in solidarity with  Palestinians living in Syria’s besieged Yarmouk camp. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Relief officials at the UN have expressed growing alarm about the deepening humanitarian disaster in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, which (...)

An undated picture released by Copenghagen police shows the man suspected of killing two people in shootings in Copenhagen. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The suspected gunman behind double shootings in Copenhagen was identified as a 22-year-old with a history of violent crime who had only been freed fro(...)