Sen Catherine Noone at the Oireachtas charity fashion show in support of Motor Neurone Disease Research held in the Shelbourne Hotel.

News has reached us of a distressing episode involving Mattie McGrath, his suitcase and a revolving door. It happened last Thursday week, but n(...)

From left: the director general of security service MI5, Andrew Parker; the chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), John Sawers; and the director of GCHQ, Iain Lobban, at the first parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee in London yesterday. Photograph: PA Wire

Terrorists have changed their methods of communications as “a direct consequence” of the Guardian’s revelations about the extent of surveillance by in(...)

Antennas of the former National Security Agency (NSA) listening station are seen at the Teufelsberg hill, or Devil’s Mountain in Berlin. Germany’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had asked the British ambassador to come and discuss a report that Britain was operating a covert spying station in Berlin, using hi-tech equipment housed on the embassy roof. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Britain’s spymasters are facing an unprecedented televised grilling at the hands of MPs.For the first time the heads of the Secret Intelligence Servic(...)

Buildings  damaged by Syrian government airstrikes and shelling, in the Salah al-Din neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC

Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons could fall into the hands of al-Qaeda militants if Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is toppled, with potentially “(...)