Members of Iraqi federal forces  advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk, Iraq on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Iraqi forces seized control of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday as Kurdish forces appeared to melt away, escalating a crisis triggered by last mo(...)

AIB CEO Bernard Byrne, middle, rings the bell at the Irish Stock Exchange in June following the bank’s successful stock market listing. Advisers to the flotation earned millions of euros in fees.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Securities firms Davy, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are understood to have made €1.7 million each acting as the leading financial f(...)

Public services card

The possibility that the State’s public services card (PSC) might eventually become a national identity card was discussed by the then Fianna Fáil-led(...)

Leo Varadkar, then minister for social protection, with Kathleen Stack of the Department of Social Protection in April. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Social welfare fraud detection is down significantly so far this year despite a prominent campaign launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar encouraging the (...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening center near Kirkuk, Iraq. More than 1,000 militants turned themselves in after the latest in a string of humiliating defeats in Iraq and Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

A series of battles in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks herald the collapse and defeat of Islamic State and the “caliphate” it set up in 2014, which des(...)

AP McCoy will talk to Paddy Power at the One-Zero 2017 conference on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Monday, October 16th Results: Kuehne and Nagel, Netflix. Indicators: Irish goods exports and imports (Aug); Euro zone balance of trade (Aug). Tuesd(...)

Somali security forces and others  search for bodies near destroyed buildings at the scene of Saturday’s blast in Mogadishu. Photograph: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Photo

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to more than 200 on Sunday, with more than 200 injured, maki(...)

Carton House in Kildare.

Ryanair courts Bellew Ryanair wants to lure Peter Bellew, a former head of flight operations and now chief executive of Malaysia Airlines back to the(...)

US ambassador the the UN Nikki Haley with US president Donald Trump. She said on Sunday: ‘What we’re saying now with Iran is don’t let it become the next North Korea.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The United States for the time being will stay in an international nuclear deal with Iran, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday. She a(...)

US film producer Harvey Weinstein has faced a litany of allegations, including three of rape.  Photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Oscars organising committee over allegations of sexual assault. The Academy of Motion Pict(...)