Group of seven: Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe; Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper; US president Barack Obama; German chancellor Angela Merkel; French president François Hollande; British prime minister David Cameron; and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi on their way into Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Everything went right on Sunday for Angela Merkel’s Amazing Alpine Spectacular. As the Magnificent Seven leaders arrived – first by helicopter, then g(...)

Members of the anti-war women’s group Code Pink wave placards as they interrupt a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Kerry still confident of Iran deal
  • US
  • April 15, 2015, 11:30

US secretary of state John Kerry has said he is still confident of a nuclear deal with Iran after president Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation gi(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has called the killing of journalist Kenji Goto, seen here on a street screen in Tokyo,  “unforgivable and cowardly”. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Islamic militants have told Japan that its citizens are legitimate targets for attacks following the beheading of journalist Kenji Goto. The threa(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of Sate, Theresa Villiers: said she believed the Bill had the potential to create thousands of jobs and stimulate growth. Photograph: Stephen Davison

New legislation that will give the Northern Ireland Executive the power to set a different rate of corporation tax than elsewhere in the UK, represen(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of Sate, Theresa Villiers: said she believed the Bill had the potential to create thousands of jobs and stimulate growth. Photograph: Stephen Davison

New legislation that will give the Northern Ireland Executive the power to set a different rate of corporation tax than elsewhere in the UK, represen(...)

Dublin achieved strong scores in a number of attributes, such as the beauty of the city

Dublin has been ranked as the 27th most reputable city in the world ahead of leading cities such as Berlin and San Francisco, but seven places lowe(...)

Margot Slattery, managing director of Sodexo Ireland

Margot Slattery remembers a time when she was expert at carrying on a whole conversation at work about the weekend just past without mentioning the se(...)

Josephine Feehily: her first task will be to assist in the selection of the next Garda commissioner, a post currently filled on a interim basis by Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has appointed the outgoing chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Josephine Feehily, as the new chairwoman of the Policing Authority. (...)

There are more than 27,000 residential care beds, private and public, around the country. Photograph: Thinkstock

It is difficult to quantify the exact cost of dementia, given the many different individual costs and the fact that many people do not have a formal d(...)

The latest tourism figures show a worrying drop in the numbers on the island choosing the North as a destination stay.  Photograph: PA

If you live in the Republic and are thinking about taking a little break it’s unlikely you are planning on heading North. The same is true if you live(...)