Migrants waiting to disembark from the Irish Navy vessel LÉ Niamh in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo, Italy on Thursday. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

Italy arrested five North African men on Friday on suspicion of multiple homicide and human trafficking in the presumed drowning of more than 200 peop(...)

Irish Defence Forces photograph of a children  on board the the LÉ Niamh enroute to Palermo. 1:40

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived in the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying 367 survivors and 25 bodies recovered from a fi(...)

Simon Coveney: “Broader solutions” required. Photograph: The Irish Times

The crew of Irish navy patrol ship LÉ Niamh have been praised for their professionalism during a “very traumatic and difficult rescue” of almost 400 m(...)

Saverio Bellante told gardaí ‘I am guilty’ when charged with killing Tom O’Gorman at house in Castleknock

One of three siblings, Saverio Bellante was born on July 7th, 1979, in Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily. On Friday, Bellante was found not gui(...)

Court  told Saverio Bellante has admitted killing Thomas O’Gorman on January 2014.

Two consultant psychiatrists have told a murder trial jury that an Italian man who admitted killing his landlord in Castleknock last year fulfils t(...)

Matteo Darmian is introduced as a recent signing with Manchester United in Bellevue, Wash. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP

The Italian reporters in Manaus were quick to poke fun at English ignorance. After watching Matteo Darmian play a starring role in Italy’s World Cup-o(...)

The five best cities for street food Hanoi food authorities recently had to test street food samples following rumours that vendors added marij(...)

LÉ Eithne crew responding to a distress call from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Flickr

Naval Service personnel have rescued 12 men drifting in the Mediterranean in a boat with no fuel or drinking water. The African migrants, who were try(...)

A video image released by the Italian coast guard of a rescue operation of 397 migrants on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Guardia Costiera

More than 6,000 migrants were rescued at sea over the weekend, with Italy’s coast guard summoning Italian and French naval boats, merchant ships and (...)

Rescued migrants line up after disembarking at the southern Italian port of Corigliano, Italy, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Francesco Arena/ANSA via AP

Italy’s ongoing boat people crisis off its southern coast took a serious turn for the worse on Thursday when 15 Muslim migrants were arrested and cha(...)