Minister for Tourism for Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan (right) and Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe unveiling plans for global St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has paid tribute to Ireland’s diplomatic corps “who have played a huge role in the restoration of our in(...)

75-78 St Stephen’s Green: bought by Charles Stuart Parnell in 1867. Photograph: Eric Luke

75-78 St Stephen’s Green In 1867 Charles Stuart Parnell bought four houses – 75-78 – on the southern side of St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, from S(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said “usual international practice is that such troops travel with their personal weapons. The weapons are unloaded and no ammunition is on board the flights.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said the “vast majority” of exemptions granted for transporting weapons and war munitions through the State (...)

A good smattering of TDs joined Gabrielle (Gab) McFadden to shooting the breeze in Irish in the Dáil this week.

The Dáil visitors’ bar was doing a roaring trade on Wednesday morning. And no, it wasn’t TDs and Senators gasping for a hair of the dog ahead of the(...)

“The (European) Commission went to the industry lobby groups and asked if more transparent labelling would cost more, so of course it said it would,” said Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Agriculture has expressed serious reservations about proposals before the European Parliament which would force producers to supply (...)

Mumbai’s Malabar Hill. Travellers from India will now be able to visit both the United Kingdom and Ireland on a single permit. Photograph: Getty Images

Indian citizens can now apply for one travel permit to visit both the United Kingdom and Ireland following the commencement on Tuesday of the British-(...)

Minister of State Sean Sherlock said  upgrading the N20 road to a motorway was needed to ensure Cork and Limerick continued to grow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The upgrading of the main Cork to Limerick road to a motorway is essential for balanced regional development as a counter to Dublin and the east coas(...)

It can be difficult to pin down the size of the Irish diaspora as estimates vary hugely depending on who is talking

Estimates for the size of the “Irish diaspora” vary hugely, from three million to 70 million depending on who is talking. It also depends on wh(...)

 Police and firefighters at the scene of an explosion at the Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley, Perth, in Australia, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA 0:48

An Irish man who died following an explosion in Perth, Western Australia yesterday has been named as Alan Cummins. As well as Mr Cummins (30), (...)

 Police and firefighters at the scene of an explosion at the Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley, Perth, Australia. Photograph: EPA

An Irish man has been killed in an explosion in Perth, Australia. Two people are confirmed dead following the incident and a number of others were inj(...)