Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

Above, Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim. ‘Halawa has been receiving important consular support from the Irish Embassy in Cairo. But it is not enough.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Today an Irish teenager lies abandoned to his fate in a Cairo prison, cut off from the world. Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in August 2013 near Cairo’s (...)

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The chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee has been granted permission to meet Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa (19), who has been detained(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs  said it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irishman who died in Croatia.

A Galway student has drowned while on holiday in Croatia. Local media reported Eamon Buckley was walking along a harbour in Split on Monday night wit(...)

 Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

Ireland’s Ambassador Anne Anderson to the US said she would have preferred if the New York Times had removed from its website an article on the Berkeley tragedy, which she called ‘insensitive’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s Ambassador to the US said she would have preferred if the New York Times had removed from its website an article on the Berkeley tragedy, w(...)

|rish teenager Ibrahim Halawa has been awaiting trial for almost two years in Egyptian prison. 2:27

Ibrahim Halawa, the Irish teenager awaiting trial for almost two years in an Egyptian prison, has gone on hunger strike, according to a smuggled let(...)

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne-Nason (in purple, front row) with Senator Helene Conway-Mouret (on her left) and guest of honour Marie-Christine Saragosse (to her right). Photograph: Lara Marlowe

When Ambassador Geraldine Byrne-Nason arrived in Paris last year, she and her Swedish counterpart started an informal network of nearly 20 women ambas(...)

Somaia, Fatima and Omaima Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, protest outside Government Buildings in support of their brother whose hearing has been postponed for another two months. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt has been adjourned for two months. It is the seventh time the case of the 19-year-old from Firh(...)

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(...)