Leader of the house Andrea Leadsom told the Commons the government would listen to MPs’ concerns but would not halt the roll-out of universal credit. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Last February, when Leo Varadkar was still minister for social protection, he came to London to meet his British counterpart, Damian Green. The two me(...)

Bénédicte Duval, Air France and KLM general manager for the UK and Ireland, will oversee changes in the airlines’ operations in the Irish market.

Air France and KLM have appointed a new general manager for the UK and Ireland, Bénédicte Duval. Ms Duval, who has had an extensive 30-year career in (...)

It takes just over a minute for And So I Watch You From Afar’s fifth album to go from intriguing to epic, as opening track Three Triangles demonstrate(...)

While still in Switzerland, the student had met someone on Facebook from whom she rented a room for the upcoming academic year. File image: PA Wire

A man who defrauded a foreign student after she was duped into renting a non-existent room has been told by a judge that he faces a jail sentence. As(...)

Bank of Ireland, currently the subject of an enforcement investigation by the Central Bank alongside KBC, dropped by 1.93 per cent to €6.649 on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The ongoing tracker mortgage controversy appeared to spook Irish investors on Thursday as the Iseq ended in negative territory. Its European peers, (...)

Lahinch, Co Clare,  on Monday: “Ophelia was the strongest eastern Atlantic hurricane on records – dating back to the mid-1800s – as a category three hurricane,”  said UCC climatologist Dr Kieran Hickey. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/EPA

Storm Ophelia may have set a wave height record in Irish waters, with a wave of just over 26m recorded at the Kinsale gas platform off the Cork coast.(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: ANC is due to vote on his successor. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo/Reuters

The FBI has opened an investigation into US links to South Africa’s Gupta family, escalating a political scandal over the three brothers’ alleged use (...)

Senator Ronan Mullen said on Thursday the ‘media was full of claims from doctors that Savita’s death... was caused by the Eighth Amendment. Three reports found that it was medical mismanagement of sepsis’. Photograph: Collins

Independent Senator Ronan Mullen has been strongly criticised for comments he made today on the circumstances in which Savita Halappanavar died. Mr (...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening centre near Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 1st. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shrivelled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run(...)

President Higgins is on a State visit to Australia. File photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised “the politics of fear” behind the anti-immigrant policies that led to Brexit and the election of US preside(...)