Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “Everybody has to be very conscious of the great importance of these anniversaries . . . We need to be very dignified and very respectful.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Fein is currently examining how best to commemorate those who died in the First World War and deserve to be remembered for the sacrifice they mad(...)

The exchange of electronic data between European and US companies forms a critical part of the myriad services now delivered digitally over the intern(...)

 Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The strength of Britain’s draft agreement on EU membership has surprised many eurosceptics, according to Britain’s ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chi(...)

“What Ireland has given me is incomparable.” Janvi Shah with her husband, Pankaj Soni, at Grand Canal Square in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Janvi Shah: arrived from India, 2014 Janvi Shah used to think she would eventually move to the United States to continue her studies. However, she(...)

EU sources say main obstacle the issue of US intelligence services’ access to data relating to union citizens which has been transferred to US companies. Photograph: Getty Images

EU and US officials remained locked in negotiations yesterday in a bid to seek agreement on a new data transfer deal, after a January 31st deadline on(...)

Marwan and his wife Rodina: “I would love to stay in Dublin. Our daughters are very happy in the school.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Catholic parish in Dublin, which raised thousands of euro to help a family of Syrian migrants, has been unable to rent a house for them, despite gu(...)

 Syrian refugees perform an Arabic dance at an intercultural evening in Monasterevin, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Members of the Vietnamese community, who came to Ireland as refugees more than 30 years ago, reached out to newly arrived refugees at an intercultural(...)

British PM David Cameron agreed that a deal was possible next month, although he insisted that there was plenty of time, given that the referendum can be held at any time before the end of 2017. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny believes that all remaining disagreements over Britain’s EU reform demands are “solvable” at next month’s summit in Brussels, ope(...)

Adi Roche with baby Victoria Doronona in the cardiac unit of Kharkiv general hospital, eastern Ukraine, in 2015. Ms Roche will visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone for the 25th time

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Chris O’Leary has paid tribute to the work of the Chernobyl Children International charity as he prepares to lead a delegation(...)

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny TD during An Taoiseach’s address at the Fine Gael 78th Ard Fheis, at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Kenny has yet to call the date for the election but it could be the most important  flash-point of the year for the economy. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

With a general election on the way as early as next month, if elections in other countries once at the heart of the European debt crisis are anything(...)