UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

The vast majority of Irish prisoners overseas will eventually be released, with many choosing to return home. .PA photo: Rebecca Naden.

The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) was established 30 years ago by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference following concerns about the nu(...)

The family of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, who was jailed two years ago over political protests in Egypt, attended a briefing about his case at the European Parliament on Tuesday.

The family of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, who was jailed two years ago over political protests in Egypt, attended a briefing about his case at the (...)

The discovery of a man’s body in a kayak on a beach on the Isle of Wight is being investigated by police in Hampshire.

Police in Britain are trying to establish the identity of a man, described as speaking with “an Irish accent”, whose body was discovered in a kayak on(...)

Bord Bia will attend Russia’s largest food industry event next month amid the ongoing freeze in East-West relations and the Russian food import ban. T(...)

 President Michael D Higgins travelled to Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday night to be in Dublin to meet departing Israeli  ambassador Boaz Modai on Wednesday.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins met the departing Israeli ambassador to Ireland on Wednesday after confusion over claims of a diplomatic snub. The Preside(...)

Hong Kong: programme will support engagement between the Irish community and ‘Friends of Ireland’. Photograph: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

The Irish Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong, together with its partner organisation the Irish Macau Chamber of Commerce, is collaborating with the Cons(...)

A book of condolence for husband and wife Laurence and Martina Hayes is signed in Athlone Civic Centre following their deaths in Tunisia. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The bodies of the three Irish victims killed in the Tunisia terror attack last week have arrived in Dublin. The remains of Lorna Carty from Robinstown(...)

A book of condolence for husband and wife Laurence and Martina Hayes is signed in Athlone Civic Centre following their deaths in Tunisia. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The three Irish victims of the Tunisia terror attacks will be home within 24 hours, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. Final preparat(...)

Flower  are seen at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse, Tunisia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Diplomats are seeking to repatriate the remains of the three Irish victims of the terrorist attack in Tunisia as soon as possible. A Department of For(...)