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(...)

‘Most of the money raised is spent within the US and the most important advantage Friends of Sinn Féin offers the party is in building a network of support that could influence US policy towards Ireland in the future.’  Above, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

If you want to watch an Irish-American’s eyes glaze over, start telling them what a nefarious influence Sinn Féin represents in the Irish body politic(...)

WB Yeats in Walter de la Mare’s garden at Taplow in 1935. Passengers on London’s Underground system have been able to read the works of a half-dozen Irish poets, led by WB Yeats, as they make their way to and from work

The rush hour journey on London’s Underground is usually the time when commuters’ attention flags as they stare into space, avoiding eye contact, retr(...)

Members of Building and Wood Workers’ International and Swiss Unia unions demonstrate outside Fifa headquarters in 2013. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The International Trade Union Confederation has accused the Irish Government and others of a “conspiracy of silence” with regard to World Cup 2022 hos(...)