Yields on state bonds across the euro zone have been falling in anticipation of further policy measures by the European Central Bank after last week’s poor growth data. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Ireland’s borrowing costs hit a new record low today following the decision by Fitch to upgrade the State’s credit rating on Friday.Fitch became the s(...)

The Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran said it is not reasonable that the asylum process should go on for years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Catholic bishop has accused the Government of cynicism in its treatment of asylum seekers while at the same time appealing for an amnesty for illega(...)

Dr Tony Bazley, regional director of 
the
 exploration company Tamboran: “We would ask for people to keep an open mind and make a decision based on the facts, not misinformation.”

Dr Tony Bazley is the regional director of the exploration company Tamboran based in Co Down who has the task of trying to sell shale gas exploration (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said yesterday that  the political process “is in trouble” and  faces “its greatest challenge since the Good Friday agreement negotiations in 1998”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin and the DUP are again at loggerheads after Gerry Adams yesterday warned that the powersharing Stormont administration is facing its most “s(...)

The Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has warned the power sharing Stormont administration is facing its most “serious threat” in recent years. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has warned the power sharing Stormont administration is facing its most “serious threat” in recent years.Mr Adams in w(...)

Fr Patrick Devine with executive director of the Kennedy Institute  Peter Cassells.

The Edward M Kennedy Institute in Maynooth has agreed a partnership with the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (SCCRR) in Kenya(...)

  A sister of jailed Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa is  asking the Irish Government to demand the immediate release of her brother who has been in jail in Cairo since last August. 
Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A sister of jailed Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa will meet with the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan this evening. Khadija Halawa and her (...)

Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland made international headlines. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

In May 2013, Apple was one of several US multinationals in the hot seat before a bipartisan US senate subcommittee investigating the use of corporate (...)

The decision of the US court will be watched closely by other property developers who are considering taking against against Nama in the US rather than in Ireland.

A New York judge has dismissed a case being taken by developer John Flynn and related entities against the National Asset Management Agency and the(...)

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(...)