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 (...)

Overcrowded and described as barbarous:  Cotel prison in Recife, Brazil. Photograph: Federal Police of Brazil

On a muggy Wednesday morning a steady stream of women make their way towards the Cotel remand prison, home of the fugitive Irish lawyer Michael Lynn s(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown: ‘We need to avoid the caricature that the only thing the Catholic Church has to speak about is abortion, gay marriage and contraception.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The shortage of priests in Ireland is a huge problem and the “crisis in numbers . . . will, in the short term, not get better”, papal nuncio to Irela(...)

Modar Naser from Syria, with his wife, Dima, and their children, Naser (15) and Kamar (17), at home in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

  The Naser family: arrived from Syria, 2012 The Naser family were eating breakfast the first time they felt the ground shake from a n(...)

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin following her time in Egypt where she met with Ibrahim Halawa. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Lynn Boylan, Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin – describing Mr Halawa as a “young Dub who speaks with a Dublin accent” – questioned the Irish Government’s “beh(...)

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(...)