Senator David Norris: “We need real reform to include the other seats.” Photograph: Stephen Collins.

The electorate for Seanad university seats will more than double from 200,000 to 500,000 while the electorate for vocational panel seats will halve fr(...)

A volunteer sets off fireworks during call for prayer on first day of Ramadan outside Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo. Photograph: Louafi Larbi/Reuters
Egypt braced for more protests

Egypt is braced for further protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi today following a week of clashes that have killed more than 90(...)

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi shout slogans in front of riot police and Egypt’s Constitutional Court during the swearing in ceremony today of the head of the court Adli Mansour as the nation’s interim president. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

The European Union said today it had no plans to reconsider its aid programmes to Egypt after the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi, but EU sources (...)

Malaysia’s prime minister and Barisan Nasional chairman Najib Razak arriving at UMNO headquarters yesterday in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Nicky Loh/Getty Images

Malaysia’s ruling coalition took an early lead in exit polls in national elections yesterday, with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s alliance b(...)