Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, who is currently in prison in Egypt. Mr Halawa is to go on trial in Egypt on Sunday, along with 493 others who were caught up in violent protests in Cairo against the authorities. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The family of Ibrahim Halawa has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to intervene and have him released from jail in Egypt. Mr Halawa (19) goes on trial on(...)

Seán Lavery, tax partner at BDO; Adrian Doran, head of corporate banking at Barclays Northern Ireland; Colin Walsh chairman of  CBI Northern Ireland; Taoiseach Enda Kenny; and director general of the CBI John Cridland. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged Northern Ireland business people to “not be shy” in promoting the cause of the UK remaining within the European Union.(...)

File photo dated January 5th, 1976 of the bullet riddled minibus where 10 Protestant textile workers were shot shot dead in an IRA attack near the Co Armagh village of Kingsmill in 1976. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is on Thursday meeting with relatives of the families of the ten Protestants who were killed by the IRA in the 1976 Kingsmill mas(...)

A nine-point jump in the satisfaction rating for Taoiseach Enda Kenny is a positive for Fine Gael, with 73 per cent of the party’s own supporters expressing satisfaction with his performance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The rise in support for Fine Gael in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll is no great surprise, given that it did so badly in the last one, but it w(...)

Support for Sinn Féin has increased to 24 per cent, a gain of two points. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thursday’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll contains welcome news for Fine Gael, with early evidence of a recovery in support. On 24 per cent, Fine Gael ha(...)

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer: the tech giant’s strategy has been to seek to boost advertising dollars by generating content. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Enda Kenny’s ribbon-cutting at Yahoo’s new offices in the Dublin docklands yesterday will add three floors and more than 7,200sq m to Yahoo’s operatio(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his support for Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his support for Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and his proposals to ensure compliance with the payment of (...)

The Land League said up to 120 people had joined a  demonstration outside Roscommon courthouse (above) last week and the group  expected at least a similar figure in Castlebar on Monday. Photograph:  Gary Ashe/Allpix.

The Land League, a movement claiming to support families threatened with the loss of their homes through repossession, plans to step up its campaign (...)

Ashley Judd: supporters of a basketball team posted tweets calling Judd a ‘whore’ and threatening her with sexual violence. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Should we worry about Ashley Judd setting the cops on a bunch of Twitter-happy knuckleheads? There are certainly greater threats to the global communi(...)

GreekPrime Minister Alexis Tsipras: lambasted Declan Costello for writing a letter to the Greeks in which he appeared to put pressure on the country to stall a parliamentary vote on a suite of anti-poverty measures.  Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

What with Michael Noonan’s cheesy jibes, Enda Kenny’s strategic snuggling up to Angela Merkel and his patronising debt lectures, the beleaguered Greek(...)