Brian Hanley, co-ordinator with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, and Bishop John Kirby , ICPO chaiman,  in  Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The man stood in the arrivals hall in Dublin Airport, feeling euphoric, but also lost, one of an increasing number of Irish people who are deported ba(...)

Wormwood Scrubs: There are 950-1,000 Irish prisoners in various British jails, mostly in England. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA

On January 25th, 1985, an ad appeared on the classifieds page of this newspaper seeking a coordinator for am organisation called the Irish Commission (...)

Patrick Logue and all the family  head for Termonfeckin beach on Christmas morning, come hail rain or snow. In 2010 actually was snow on the beach.

We asked some of our journalists what they do to feel healthy – or alleviate the calorie intake guilt – on Christmas Day and over the coming days. Wa(...)

President Vladimir Putin of Russia, second from left, speaks to  US secretary of state John Kerry, right, at the UN climate change conference in Paris. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama has told crucial climate change talks in Paris the negotiations represent an act of defiance after the attacks in t(...)

Anna Kern with her Leaving Cert results pictured with her mother, Lyudmyla Kyrychenko and sister Olga Kyrychenko. Photograph:  Limerick Leader

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) will on Monday offer Ukrainian asylum-seeking Leaving Cert graduate Anna Kern a place on its physiothe(...)

Voters voting in the marriage referendum and the Age of Presidential Candidates referendum at St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Follow the referendums and byelection counts on irishtimes.com on Saturday, where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis(...)

Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash (centre) with members of the Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease and the IBD Steering Group in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Griffin/The Irish Times

An estimated 10,000 people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have lost or have had to leave jobs because of the often debilitative condition, (...)

The mural by Irish artist Joe Caslin on the side of a building on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The artist who erected a large paper mural on the side of a building in Dublin city centre expects to hear soon whether the piece will be allowed to r(...)

The Revenue Commissioners said that more than 67,000 mandatory deductions have been made from wages or pensions to collect the local property tax this year. File photograph: Joe St Ledger/The Irish Times

More than 67,000 mandatory deductions have been made from wages or pensions to collect the local property tax. Total compliance rates for 2013 and 201(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s compliance committee said it was not an “absolute requirement” that programme makers balance a show by including speakers representing each side of a debate. Photograph: Getty

A complaint that a discussion on RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane Show was biased in favour of same-sex marriage has been rejected by the Broadcasting Au(...)