Charlie Flanagan: “said the Taoiseach emphasised the need to allow the undocumented Irish to come out of the shadows and be free to travel home for family events’’

Securing relief for undocumented Irish is a Government priority in its contacts with the US, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has told t(...)

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(...)

Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish national who is being held in an Egyptian jail, appeared in court on Sunday. He was denied bail.

Irish student Ibrahim Halawa, who is being held in an Egyptian prison, has been refused bail. Mr Halawa has been detained in Cairo since August 2013 h(...)

Ibrahim Halawa  was one of 493 people arrested for their alleged role in violence during protests  on August 16th and 17th, 2013, in the Ramisis area of central Cairo in Egypt.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he has been in regular contact with his Egyptian counterpart to argue the case for the release (...)

Author Gemma Williams: “The Chinese fashion industry is incredibly complex and layered, even though it is relatively new.”

Fashion is booming in China now and is an area that offers opportunities for Irish designers. Ahead of the 2015 Year of Irish Design, Paul Costelloe p(...)

President Michael D Higgins meets Chinese president Xi Jinping during his visit to China last December. Photograph: AP Photo/Greg Baker

More than €600,000 was spent on upgrades to the Irish Embassy in Beijing over two years, including almost €11,000 on garden and terrace furniture, ac(...)

Non-Chinese citizens board a Chinese navy ship during an evacuation from Aden, April 2nd. An Irish citizen was one of 225 foreign nationals evacuated from Yemen as part of a Chinese naval evacuation of foreign citizens from the Arab nationPhotograph: Stringer/Reuters

An Irish citizen has been evacuated from Yemen as part of a Chinese naval evacuation of foreign citizens from the Arab nation, according to the Depart(...)

A commemoration parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising passes the GPO in Dublin city centre in 2006. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 7:08

A year-long Easter Rising commemorative programme with the emphasis on remembrance and reconciliation has been unveiled by the Government. The program(...)

Clew Bay by Letitia Hamilton

In a real sense, the AIB Art Collection fell victim to the implosion of the Irish banking system. In a rush to judgment in the heated atmosphere of(...)

Nicola Mitchell, founder and CEO of Life Scientific with Laurent Martel, director of InVivo Agriculture Division and chairman of Life Scientific. Photograph:  Des Harris/The Picture Desk.

Irish research and development firm Life Scientific is to double its workforce after a deal with French co-op Invivo was officially signed. Lif(...)