Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa who is awaiting trial in Egypt. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Egyptian government cannot intervene to release Ibrahim Halawa while his case is before the courts, but there may be “room” for talks on the teena(...)

Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in August 2013 2:27

The chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee has been granted permission to meet Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa (19), who has been detained(...)

Flowers on the beach near the RIU Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where 38 people lost their lives after a gunman stormed the beach last month. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

About 200 people who had planned to travel to Tunisia have been reassured their money is safe following the closure of a tour operator one month after(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Wendy and Colin Parry at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace Centre, Warrington. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography.

Twenty years ago, still reeling from the killing of their 12-year-old son Tim by an IRA bomb that tore through a busy shopping street in Warrington(...)

Oban waterfront, Scotland: From Oban you  can take the ferry to the Mull of Kintyre. Photograph: Thinkstock

I’m keen to visit the monastic island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland for what essentially would be a penitential visit of a few days. I (...)

Mary Ann  O’Driscoll, from Glasnevin in Dublin,  had been staying just outside the Liberian capital Monrovia when she was knocked down by a speeding vehicle, and subsequently died on Wednesday. Image: Google Maps.

A Dublin woman who died while working on an aid mission in Liberia has been named as Mary Ann O’Driscoll. Ms O’Driscoll, from Glasnevin and aged in he(...)

ATM withdrawals are limited to €60, but some banks can run out of €20 notes, in effect making the limit €50. Photograph: Reuters

More than two weeks after capital controls were introduced, the banks remain closed, pharmacies are short on supplies and Greeks’ online purchases (...)

A student in NUI Galway, Eamon Buckley is survived by his mother Joy, father Tom, brother Liam and sisters Caoimhe and Roisín. His twin brother Liam is a first year Arts student at NUI Galway.

A local community in Moycullen, Galway is paying tribute to 19-year-old Eamon Buckley who drowned while holidaying in Split, Croatia. He had been att(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs  said it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irishman who died in Croatia.

A Galway student has drowned while on holiday in Croatia. Local media reported Eamon Buckley was walking along a harbour in Split on Monday night wit(...)

Le Grand Salon reception room at the Irish Embassy in Paris. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Embassy in Paris is worth an estimated €45 million – making it the most valuable diplomatic property abroad owned by the State. Figures re(...)