Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said: “The foreign secretary knows where we stand in terms of our wish for the UK to remain in the EU.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has urged Irish businesses to play a part in persuading Britain to remain in the European Union. Speakin(...)

Norah Casey: ’I often say Ireland Inc should have an ad on pregnancy sticks abroad, because as soon as someone has a baby, they want to come home to raise their kids in the local area where they grew up.’

Around 300 “key influencers” from the Irish diaspora will gather at Dublin Castle today for the fourth Global Irish Economic Forum. Ahead of a discus(...)

People look at the facade of the Bataclan theatre after police reopened traffic on the Boulevard Voltaire in Paris, France. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

An Irish man injured in the Paris terrorist attack on Friday night is today in a stable condition in hospital after undergoing surgery for a gun shot (...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “They are the challenges in life, and we have had a fair few over the last few days, We haven’t slept for over 30 hours.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht’s nightmare return from Siberia continued today with the team now stranded in Moscow airport without knowing when they will arrive home in Ir(...)

Coats are seen on the floor as forensic police search for evidence on Saturday morning  inside the Comptoir Voltaire cafe at the site of one of the six attacks on Friday in which 128 people were killed. Photograph: AFP

Six separate attacks in Paris for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility killed 129 people and wounded 352, of whom 99 are in critical conditi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey signs copies of the New Ireland Forum’s report in May 1984. Haughey initially opposed the subsequent Anglo-Irish Agreement. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Every major political breakthrough requires significant imagination and courage. The Anglo-Irish Agreement was Margaret Thatcher’s Nixon to China mome(...)

 British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. Photograph: Lt E Brooks/IWM via Getty Images

A performance of Frank McGuinness’s play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme will be performed on the site of the Battle of the Somm(...)

The awareness of Ireland as a study destination amongst Chinese students  is still extremely low.

Each October the Higher Education Expo is held China’s four largest cities. It is a massive education fair attended by universities and colleges from (...)

Villa Spada houses the Irish Embassy to the Vatican which was closed as a cost-cutting measure in 2011 before being reopened in 2014

As someone from a Northern Protestant background happily resident in Dublin, I know there is little or no point in trying to persuade my co-religionis(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has been detained since August 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he is “disappointed and concerned” that the trial in Egypt of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa has (...)