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 (...)

A man  building  a shelter in the migrant camp  in Calais, France. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The landscapes of emigration, migration, exile and return are complex ones of loss, enrichment, suffering and enduring hope. Every time I hear about t(...)

‘The new Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, the Economic Management Council, and the Cabinet  redesigned the project in a way that stripped Irish Water of all its original justification.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Not since Sellafield has a company name seemed as toxic to the Irish public as Irish Water. Even though it deals in a life-giving rather than a life-t(...)

A ruined street in the al-Katerji district of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

For four years, Sami lived with the daily sound of mortars rattling his fourth floor apartment in Damascus. “Every day, every hour, people were dying(...)

Ryanair said it didn’t expect to receive deal proceeds until September, hence the timing for its  acceptance Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ryanair does not intend to formally accept a bid for its 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus until mid-August, weeks after an offer by British Airways own(...)

Gerry Adams at a press conference in Dublin on July 28th, 2005, responding to the IRA announcement that its armed campaign was over. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has marked the 10th anniversary of the IRA formally declaring its armed campaign was over by stating the “IRA was neve(...)

The ISE  reported strong activity in Irish Government bonds and treasury bills during the second quarter with turnover reaching €54.9 billion

More than 33,700 securities from over 4,100 issuers in 82 countries were listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) at the end of June. New figures rele(...)

Ryanair will look to expand its Gatwick presence by bidding for slots opened up by IAG purchase of Aer Lingus. Photorapgh: Gerry Images.

Ryanair has confirmed it will bid for Gatwick slots to be freed up as a condition of the Aer Linguse sale to the IAG group. Responding on Wednesday t(...)

Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state, Peter Hain has declared. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of s(...)

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney was not surprised at lack of support for Greece. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The best thing for the Government would be to have Greece kicked out of the euro zone plain and simple, Greencore boss Patrick Coveney believes. In an(...)