Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly general audience in Saint Peters Square last week. Photograph: Alessamdro Di Meo/EPA

US authorities arrested a 15-year-old last month for allegedly plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack that targeted Pope Francis, according to ABC (...)

People   cross the border between Hungary and Austria on September 10th, 2015, near Nickelsdorf, Austria. The US has made its first specific commitment  towards increasing its acceptance of migrants from Syria.  Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has directed his administration to take in at least 10,000 people fleeing the conflict in Syria over the next year. White Ho(...)

Military veteran David Croft brings flowers to a memorial near where the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee took place. Photograph: EPA.

Investigators on Friday sought to determine what led a 24-year-old gunman to open fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four(...)

NYSE suspends trading due to “technical glitch”.

Simon Carswell, Washington Correspondent Trading on the New York Stock Exchange came to a halt on Wednesday morning due to a technical fault, just hou(...)

Office of Personnel Management in Washington: data on millions of US government workers has been hacked. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Rarely has a computer hack of personal information, allegedly by agents of a foreign government, caused such a stir in Washington DC. A breach at the (...)

Sean MacGiolla Deacair (56), of Carig Cuirte, Teach Sagard, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing child pornography at his former Temple Manor Close home in Dublin 12 on May 28th, 2011. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former businessman who shared thousands of images of child pornography with up to 20 online contacts has been jailed for two years.Sean MacGiolla De(...)

Transport nightmare: Sensors that form an integral part of traffic lights could be hacked. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Can an aircraft be hacked through its passenger wifi system? Or could chaos and fatalities result from hackers targeting “smart” traffic light systems(...)

George Gibney: a judicial review prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

A Garda detective superintendent has been appointed by Assistant Garda Commissioner John Twomey to engage in a fact-finding mission in relation to th(...)

Enda Kenny and  Barack Obama at the Oval Office on the St Patrick’s Day visit: Kenny raised the issue of the illegal Irish estimated by the Government to number about 50,000. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Government raised the possibility of visa waivers that would allow illegal Irish in the US to travel back and forth to Ireland freely three wee(...)

George Gibney: the national swimming coach from 1984-1991 was arrested in 1993 and charged on 27 counts of indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge. A judicial review in 1994 prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will contact Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan with a view to discussing the case of former Ir(...)