Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)

Hillary Clinton after being inducted into the 2015 Irish America Hall of Fame in New York in recognition of her role and commitment to the Irish peace process. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton hailed the role of women in bringing peace to Northern Ireland but, noting the disagreements between the (...)

St Patrick’s Day is an opportunity for Ireland to look outwards to the world, and to share a national celebration on a larger stage in what has now be(...)

US president Barack Obama receiving a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in 2012. The two men will meet again in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

From afar it is easy to be cynical about the green beer and tweed caps of the celebration of St Patrick’s Day in the United States, but that cynici(...)

Theresa Villiers, Northern Secretary, says unless the disagreement over welfare in the North is solved, all sides are in “a pretty serious situation”.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has insisted that no further money will be forthcoming from the British government to resolve problems over wel(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan held telephone talks to try to solve the crisis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan held separate telephone talks last night with Martin McGuinness, Theresa Villiers and Dr Alasdair McDonn(...)

Charlie Flanagan: Government  ‘strongly committed to  protection of domestic workers’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former United Arab Emirates ambassador who was accused of treating three of his domestic staff like “slaves” has paid them compensation for their(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa who is being detained in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A call has been made for Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan to ask the Australian government how they succeeded in having Al Jazeera journa(...)

For the first nine months of 2013, US FDI rose 42 per cent to $37 billion

Ireland is the number one destination in the world for US foreign direct investment (FDI), according to a new report.The study, which was commissioned(...)

Look, Ireland! Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan at the launch of the Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy in Government Buildings on Tuesday.

In an historic development for citizens overseas, this week the Government published the first State commissioned plan for diaspora policy. Taoisea(...)