A book of condolence for husband and wife Laurence and Martina Hayes is signed in Athlone Civic Centre following their deaths in Tunisia. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The bodies of the three Irish victims killed in the Tunisia terror attack last week have arrived in Dublin. The remains of Lorna Carty from Robinstown(...)

A book of condolence for husband and wife Laurence and Martina Hayes is signed in Athlone Civic Centre following their deaths in Tunisia. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The three Irish victims of the Tunisia terror attacks will be home within 24 hours, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. Final preparat(...)

Flower  are seen at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse, Tunisia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Diplomats are seeking to repatriate the remains of the three Irish victims of the terrorist attack in Tunisia as soon as possible. A Department of For(...)

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank: “Every single country we look at, we ask ourselves the question: is this particular choice of investments that we are making - is it going to reduce inequality and lift people out of poverty or is it going to make inequality worse?.” Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

“The Koreans have a saying that you bury your spouse in the ground but you bury your children in your heart,” said Dr Jim Yong Kim. The Korean-born h(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:  “I know what the J-1 experience is meant to be, a rite of passage, an opportunity to gain valuable life and cultural experience  . . . for a lot of young people, it is a summer of love and a summer of fun.”   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:41

Before Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil yesterday morning, Micheál Martin contacted the Taoiseach and they spoke about the dreadful events in California(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald: removed a section on surrogacy from the Children and Family Relationships Act. Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Government is preparing to activate parts of the Children and Family Relationships Act, which overhauls the law on adoption and donor-assisted re(...)

Domhnal Slattery , CEO Avolon, speaking at the conference “The Global Island: Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a Changing World”, at Dublin Castle on Tuesday. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Staff from international leasing company Avolon are set to join the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of a newly launched strategic sta(...)

The  Irish embassy in Paris. The Department of Foreign Affairs has revealed that almost 1,650 Irish required diplomatic assistance while in foreign countries last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Almost 1,650 Irish people needed diplomatic assistance while abroad last year, it has been revealed.Child abductions, accidents and arrests were among(...)

Following complaints from emigrants, RTÉ has announced it will operate a full longwave Radio 1 service next year, before closing it down in May 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ will operate a full longwave Radio 1 service next year, service with reduced hours in 2016, before closing it down in May 2017, the station has an(...)

Irish Design 2015 is seeking proposals for a public relations plan to help it communicate “the essence of Irish design”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is time for PR professionals to get eloquent about their long- standing love of all things crafts: Irish Design 2015, a year-long Government-sponso(...)