Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly arrive at Ennis District Court in a case relating to an incident at Shannon Airport last July. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The US military cannot project military power in the global war on terror without the use of Shannon airport as it is currently configured. That is ac(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said “usual international practice is that such troops travel with their personal weapons. The weapons are unloaded and no ammunition is on board the flights.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said the “vast majority” of exemptions granted for transporting weapons and war munitions through the State (...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

US president Barack Obama: he promised a year ago he would end the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone records and replace it with another means of allowing counter-terrorism investigators to access data

President Barack Obama has made limited changes to protect the privacy of Americans and foreigners with new rules on how US intelligence agents gathe(...)

Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), a Lebanese national suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers  in 1980, has been deported from the US over immigration offences. Photograph: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Lebanese man suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in war-torn Lebanon in 1980 has been deported from(...)

Queen’s University Belfast: Centre for Secure Information Technologies  in the Northern Ireland Science Park is the UK’s largest university centre for cyber-security research. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Belfast-based start-up which has developed cyber-intelligence monitoring software has won a breakthrough contract with the US government.Details of (...)

The campaigners are demanding that Facebook suspend data collection they say violate EU privacy law. Photograph: Karen Bleier/Getty

An Austrian privacy group’s battle against Facebook goes into the next round in April with the first hearing on a privacy complaint against the social(...)

 In the first State of the Union address after the September 2001 attacks on the US, President George W  Bush branded Iraq, Iran and North Korea as “an axis of evil”, adding that “by seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger”. These words later haunted Republicans after Bush was found to have invaded Iraq on a false premise. File photograph:  Win McNamee/Reuters 2:12

The annual State of the Union speech to the joint session of Congress gives the US president an opportunity to underscore past policy achievements and(...)

Shire’s  offices at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin: the Footsie 100 Shire group is looking to build its pipeline of standalone speciality drugs. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Shire, the Irish-headquartered drugmaker, has made its biggest ever acquisition with a $5.2 billion deal for US biotechnology company NPS Pharmaceutic(...)

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and other high-profile figures linked to a wealthy US businessman.   File Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prin(...)