Protesters light bonfires in Asuncion, Paraguay on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay’s Congress on Friday after the senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow presi(...)

Katherine Zappone: Tuam was “part of a tapestry of oppression, abuse and systematic human rights violations”. Photograph: Eric Luke

An interim report on the Tuam baby scandal is to be published by the end of the month, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. Taoiseach En(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez warms up during the English Premier League match at Liverpool on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Last November, Chile played Colombia and Uruguay in a World Cup qualifying double-header. A couple of days before the Colombia game, Alexis Sanchez pu(...)

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Paston Farm Centre, in Paston near Peterborough, Britain, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Opposition parties matter only inasmuch as they stake a claim to office. The weather is made by those who wield power or those with a reasonable expec(...)

Thousands march against corruption through the streets of downtown Lima on February 16th. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who now lives in the US, after Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said he sought and received a $20 million bribe. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle /AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian executive has told the country’s electoral court that his company gave the winners of the 2014 presidential election the equivalent of ten(...)

Paddy Power Betfair finished off a positive week with a 0.6% rise to €102.20

European shares edged higher on Friday, ending the week in positive territory thanks to corporate earnings and robust basic resources stocks, though (...)

 President Michael D Higgins arrives for a press conference at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Lima, Peru  on Friday. Photograph: AFP

President Michael D Higgins said he hoped a shared celebration of Roger Casement’s contribution to human rights would become a basis for renewed relat(...)

Why have so many Irish teachers left the country in recent years? What are their jobs like and how does the education system there compare to Ireland(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s response to the pressure to cancel the St Patrick’s Day event in the White House was swift and decisive. Photograph: Alan Betson

US president Donald Trump’s immigration ban may have created a headache for Enda Kenny but it also rescued the Taoiseach from an embarrassing politica(...)

Irish or not Irish? Viagra, Donegal Catch, Sudocrem, Punch Colour Catcher and a Dublin Bay prawn

Just before Christmas Aldi got into a bit of bother after it mistakenly labelled a smoked salmon product it was selling as “wild” and “Irish”. Accord(...)