Somaia, Fatima and Omaima Halawa, sisters of  Ibrahim Halawa, demonstrating outside  Government Buildings earlier this month.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan were told last week that Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager detained in Egy(...)

Crosscare, the social care agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese, has called on the Government to initiate a database of Irish emigrants abroad so as to create a stronger on-line connection between the Irish State and its diaspora.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An agency providing pre-departure support for emigrants has called on the Government to create a database of Irish people living abroad in an effort t(...)

An amendment is also to be proposed by Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan (pictured) which drops references to such sanctions such as asset freezes and visa bans

A “spectacular attack” has been launched on Irish democracy by Russia over attempts to get a law dropped which would sanction officials respons(...)