Martin Mansergh pictured at an  Easter Rising commemoration in  Arbour Hill in April. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Martin Mansergh, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state and senior adviser to a number of taoisigh, is attempting a Dáil comeback.He will be among the(...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan. The State is  being urged to sign up to a global declaration aimed at giving places of learning special protection from military use under international law  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State is being urged to sign up to a global declaration on “safe schools” aimed at giving places of learning special protection from military use (...)

‘Then there’s our own Belfast Agreement, into which the Human Rights Act is woven. The latter’s repudiation would breach international treaty obligations, specifically in relation to the British-Irish Agreement that underpins the agreement.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It is a surprising, albeit deliberate, common feature of the Tories’ plans for UK disengagement from both the EU and the European Court of Human Right(...)

Bob McDonagh, who has died aged 91, was a former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and an ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, (...)

Ibrahim Halawa: being tried as part of a mass court action against almost 500 people.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is considering sending a senior official to Cairo ahead of Irish student Ibrahim Halawa’s scheduled appearance in an(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is offering consular assistance to the family of an Irish man killed in Singapore earlier this week

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is offering consular assistance to the family of an Irish man killed in Singapore earlier this week(...)

‘Thankfully in Ireland now, suicide is a topic that is getting easier to talk about, thanks to the efforts of Pieta House.’

The Pieta House Darkness Into Light fundraising event takes place this Saturday, with a special focus on the Irish diaspora this year. The dawn wal(...)

Yvonne Long (30), originally from Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co Limerick, was travelling to Krakow airport with her Danish husband Soren Buchtrup and their two children when the tragedy occurred.

The husband of an Irish woman killed with her two-year-old daughter in a car crash in Poland has written a poignant tribute to the “two most important(...)

Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne is to be despatched to the Mediterranean Sea to assist in an international aid operation to prevent migrants and refugees drowning as they try to reach Europe. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish naval vessel LÉ Eithne is to be dispatched to the Mediterranean sea to participate in an EU search and rescue mission for migrants fleeing n(...)

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(...)