Local media reports  say the Irish man was walking his bicycle across Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh, Cambodia early yesterday when he was struck. File photograph: Google Street View

An Irish man died in an accident in the Cambodian capital on Sunday.Tomas Beecher is believed to have died after he was struck by an SUV in the capita(...)

The Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson: she has written to Pat McCrory to acknowledge receipt of his letter and has forwarded his correspondence to Ireland. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com

The governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory is the latest American politician to call on the Government to scrap its plans to introduce plain packagi(...)

Festival fun: the South By Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin earlier this year – “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for the city which attracts musicians and software coders, political liberals and start-up entrepreneurs. Photograph: Darrell Craig Harris/Getty Images

Austin revels in its kooky status and the Texan capital’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for musicians and softwar(...)

File photo from 1974 of former Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley, who has died. Photograph: PA Wire

Dr Ian Paisley the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and former first minister of Northern Ireland has died, his wife Eileen said today. He was (...)

A busy street in Hanoi, Vietnam. “Vietnam is an important market in southeast Asia with a growing population,” said Mr Coveney. photograph: luong thai linh/epa

You will hopefully forgive the pun but Vietnam vets – veterinary authorities – have given the all-clear for the import of fresh and frozen pork meat f(...)

RONAN McGREEVY One hundred years ago tomorrow the Royal Munster Fusiliers made one of the most famous rearguard stands of the first World War. The Mun(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton’s belief that Britain would have ceded independence to Ireland without an armed struggle has been described as “delusi(...)

 John Bruton: “Sinn Féin and the IRA should have used the Home Rule Act as a peaceful stepping stone to dominion status and full independence.”

The Easter Rising and subsequent War of Independence were “completely unnecessary” because Home Rule was already on the statute books, former taoiseac(...)

The deportation trial was adjourned when Mahmoud Bazzi’s attorney failed to turn up to court on time.

The Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1980 abduction and killings of two Irish UN peacekeepers and the shooting of a third has told an Amer(...)

Mahmoud Bazzi,  a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago. Photograph: AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Brian Kaufman

John O’Mahony has no doubt that Mahmoud Bazzi is the man who shot him. The Co Kerry farmer was one of three Irish soldiers abducted while serving with(...)