John Hume at the funeral of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds  at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin, August 2014. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

John Hume jnr, son of the former SDLP leader, has said his father is suffering from “advanced stage dementia” but that, unlike the past when it seemed(...)

Somaia Halawa with a postcard of her brother Ibrahim Halawa to launch a camaign to free him at Buswells Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A postcard campaign was announced in Dublin on Monday to highlight the ongoing plight of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa held in a Cairo priso(...)

The junction of Bennett and Goderich Streets in Perth. Photograph: Google Street View

Two men from Northern Ireland have been killed in a workplace accident in Perth, Western Australia. They have been named locally as Joseph McDermott (...)

Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)

 On a  new summer camp programme, children of the Irish diaspora will  ‘learn about the country’s history and to experience the modern face of Ireland’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Children with Irish connections living in the US will be invited to Ireland next summer to participate in “an orientation course on what it is to be I(...)

 French police officers patrol the outdoor Christmas market on the  Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris as part of the state-of-emergency  security measures in the city. Photograph: EPA

Irish schools have been advised by the Department of Foreign Affairs to cancel any trips planned to France this weekend in the aftermath of last Frida(...)

Paris attacks: An atrocity in a familiar place in a neighbouring country is always going to hit home in a way that will not be the case for a more remote place.  Photograph: Adrien Morlent/AFP/Getty Images

After the atrocities in Paris, a lot of people are rushing to their keyboards. Some are understandably expressing empathy and solidarity with those wh(...)

An Irish man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital in Paris after undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds he suffered during the attack on t(...)

Praveen Madire: “There are other testing companies out there, but none of them have a smart platform like TOD”
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Just as writers need editors, software developers need testers to ensure their applications are bug-free and work as they should. This applies whether(...)

Candles  next to a flower in  a broken window of Le Carillon restaurant in Paris,  the site of one of the attacks in the French capital on Friday. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

  French aircraft conducted a “massive” bombardment of Islamic State’s stronghold in Raqqa, northern Syria, last night, 48 hours after eig(...)