Cache of leaked documents obtained by international media contains 11,000 leaked files with 4,600 individual records of Islamic State fighters. Photograph: Reuters

An Algerian-Irish citizen is among thousands of foreign fighters listed among Islamic State recruits in a cache of leaked documents obtained by inter(...)

Iraqi government forces under Islamic State slogans, in the town of Heet, which they are battling to retake from Isis jihadists. Photograph: Moadh Al-Dulaimi/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a diverse, fast-growing organisation with an expanding bureaucracy. Integrating its well-educated, multilingual workforce is a major headache, bu(...)

If someone with a suspended sentence hanging over them is convicted of a second crime, what happens? Through the 20th century, the judiciary had no (...)

Joshua Molloy (24), who has been detained in Iraq.

British diplomats are seeking access to an Irish man and two British citizens who were detained in Iraq after fighting with Kurdish forces against Isl(...)

 Belgian police  during a search in Shaerbeek in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The targets change, the tactics evolve. But the aftermath unfolds with the stomach- churning familiarity of a recurrent nightmare. So it was with th(...)

The late Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Supreme Court judge was colourful and polarising - but never dull, writes Ruadhán Mac Cormaic (...)

Labour candidate Alan Kelly is hoisted into the air as he celebrates being elected in Tipperary. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

“Yeeees!” roared Alan Kelly again and again, his fists pumping, his eyes scrunched closed and his face turning redder than his tie. “Yeeees!” Some ou(...)

“It’s time for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to stop the pettiness and come together to form a Government,” said Labour’s Alan Kelly. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

As thoughts turn towards the creation of a possible grand coalition between former Civil War enemies, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, a number party member(...)

Dominic Hannigan (Labour); Helen McEntee (Fine Gael); Regina Doherty (Fine Gael)

Fine Gael held its two seats in Meath East, while Fianna Fáil topped the poll and regained the seat it lost in the constituency in 2011. Fianna Fáil(...)

A Brinks cash-in-transit van  in Dublin. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Two hundred workers are set to lose their jobs after Brinks Ireland announced it was closing down its cash-in-transit operation in the Republic. The(...)