Everest avalanche survivor Paul Greenan back home in Shankill, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dubliner Paul Greenan may be on a crutch for some time but says he has “one good leg, one good arm” and one good aim to return to Nepal. The 38-year-o(...)

Charles Flanagan:  Ireland is responding “to the best of our ability” with humanitarian aid  “up to €1 million”

Ireland is sending thousands of blankets, tents, tarpaulins, jerry cans and other urgent supplies to assist people affected by the earthquake in Nepa(...)

 A man carries a bicycle salvaged from a destroyed building as another carries a canister of gas in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Nepal. The number of people killed in the earthquake in Nepal passed 5,000, according to official figures. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

  A Dublin-based Nepali engineer and an Irish climber who were both in Kathmandu when the earthquake struck have spoken of “desperation” a(...)

 Ireland “didn’t have a sustainable position” when the economic crisis broke,  former taoiseach Brian Cowen  said, refusing to accept criticisms from those who had previously condemned his actions in government as being too miserly. “When I was producing those budgets, go back and look at what people were saying. I was described as Ebenezer Scrooge.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen has defended the record of his administration, saying it had faced up to its responsibilities in dealing with the consequ(...)

Nepalese victims of the earthquake carry their belongings among debris of homes on April 29th, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

The family of Monaghan native Thomas Drumm say he has made contact with home and is safe and well in Nepal following last weekend’s earthquake.Mr Drum(...)

Paul Devaney at Everest base camp in Nepal, two hours before the earthquake and subsequent avalanche. Photograph: Paul Devaney 2:42

The Department of Foreign Affairs has made contact with six of the 10 Irish citizens that had remained unaccounted for following the earthquake in Nep(...)

Emergency team members walk around one of the collapsed Unesco world heritage site temples in  Durbar Square  in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it has yet to make contact with 10 Irish citizens following the disaster. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it has yet to make contact with 10 Irish citizens following an earthquake in Nepal. However, the depar(...)

Two women rest and sleep in a football field in Siliguri on Sunday  hit the region on April 25th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 2:42

Efforts are continuing to make contact with all Irish citizens known to have been in the region affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Min(...)

Nepalese victims of Saturday’s earthquake lie inside an Indian air force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport in Nepal. Photograph: AP 1:50

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlie(...)

A Nepalese resident sits near buildings in Kathmandu that were  severely damaged by the earthquake which occurred on Saturday morning. Photograph: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images.

Up to 100 Irish citizens are now tought to be in the region of Nepal left devastated by an earthquake, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.An emerg(...)