Aiden Harris Igiehon. The Irish teenager was born and raised in Clondalkin, Dublin, and has a basketball scholarship at the Lawrence Woodmere Academy in New York. Photograph: Tom Honan

If we were looking for a single number that would indicate what is genuinely distinctive about Ireland now, the number would have to be 17. (...)

 CEO Robert Pitt  (left)  and Leslie Buckley, chairman, at an Independent News & Media egm last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MONDAY (August 21st) Indicators: UK public sector net borrowing (July), US home prices (June) Meetings: Sixth International Conference on Future Gen(...)

Director Roman Polanski whose bid to get his sex assault case dismissed so he can return to the US has been denied at Los Angeles Superior Court. Photograph: PA

A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against (...)

Former president of Georgia Micheil Saakashvili:  Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko revoked Mr Saakashvili’s citizenship last month, due to alleged irregularities on the application. Photograph: Jakub Kamisnki/ EPA

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has pledged to return to Ukraine early next month, despite a warning from Ukrainian border guards that h(...)

Trinca Mitru in Dublin. “Now that we’ve moved into Dublin, it’s very good. Here I do more things and go out.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tinca Mitru’s original plan was to find work in Athy. Arriving in Ireland without a word of English, the recent graduate knew she would struggle to se(...)

Michal Kurek, a Polish murder victim whose body was found earier this month in north Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A man stabbed dozens of times in a fatal frenzied knife attack before being dumped by the roadside was homeless, the Garda has said. His killing rema(...)

 Sandymount strand is one of a number of Dublin beaches where a temporary swimming ban is in place. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Temporary swimming bans are in place at Sandymount, Merrion and Dollymount Strand beaches in Dublin after heavy overnight rains led to sewer and waste(...)

An Innogy onshore wind farm on the Galápagos islands

German energy company Innogy has entered the Irish market having acquired a wind farm site in Co Kerry for an undisclosed sum. The 10.2MW Dromadda B(...)

 File image of Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal  at his home in  Haifa, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, who last year was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday,(...)

Applicants who make it to the short list will be sent on a 10-day trip around the world in October

If you always wanted a dream job that involves travelling around the world, how about a job interview that will bring you on 10-day global trot? Gran(...)