A man digs graves for Ebola victims at King Tom Cemetery,  in Freetown, Sierra Leone, yesterday. The government has wrapped up an ambitious three day national lockdown in an attempt to fight the epidemic. Photograph: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times.

Sierra Leone has ended a three-day lockdown aimed at stemming the world’s worst ever Ebola epidemic, with authorities claiming the controversial oper(...)

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan TD speaking at ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’ conference on return migration from a youth perspective organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Providing opportunities for young Irish emigrants to return to live in Ireland is “an issue of national importance”, the Minister of State for the (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

All parties and groups involved in the continuing search for peace in Northern Ireland must redouble their efforts to overcome the political impasse,(...)

New guidelines have been published to ensure migrant workers in embassies are paid minimum wage. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland (MRCI) has welcomed guidelines which aim to give greater protection to domestic workers employed by embassies and(...)

Kevin Devine  (left) and John Lynch  drowned while swimming on the Greek island of Crete on Friday evening. Tribute have been paid today to Mr Lynch, a member of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

RTÉ has paid tribute to a member of its National Symphony Orchestra who drowned along with his partner on the Greek island of Crete at the weekend. Th(...)

The drowning tragedy of two Irish men occurred  on Kissamos Bay. File photograph: Moonik/Wikimedia

Two Irish holidaymakers in their mid-40s were drowned on Friday evening amid strong waves on popular beach on the Greek island of Crete. The tragedy o(...)

Charlie Flanagan warned the situation of unaccompanied migrant children entering the US ‘may now impact negatively on the prospects for wider immigration reform progress being achieved over the immediate period ahead’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A recent influx of undocumented minors from Latin American countries may delay the prospect of immigration reform for unaccompanied Irish people livi(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan supports the project which began prior to his appointment. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Passport Service is working on a proposal to introduce a new passport card for travel within the EU. Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie F(...)

The Thai government has introduced insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision due to the coup in May

INSURANCE FOR THAILAND The Thai government has introduced online travel insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision d(...)

Factions that led the uprising in Libya in 2011 are now engaged in fierce fighting.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A crisis team has been established by the Department of Foreign Affairs to liaise with Irish citizens living in Libya as the security situation in th(...)