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(...)

The single currency rose 0.3 per cent in early trades to $1.1822 to its highest level in three sessions

The euro climbed to a three-day high on Thursday on hedging-related demand from bond investors before a European Central Bank policy meeting next week(...)

Dr Gill Pratt: “If you take the driving manual and you follow those rules precisely, you’ll often get into situations where your car will get stuck and not make any progress at all. So how do you figure that out?”

Dr Gill Pratt is Toyota’s billion dollar man. The quietly spoken, unassuming academic is tasked with mapping out a future for the Japanese car giant i(...)

Dermot McCarthy, Teagasc, presenting the award for Agrifood to Jack O’Connor and Declan O’Connor from BHSL. Photograoh: Conor McCabe Photography

A pioneering antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bugs such as MRSA, has earned young Dublin company Kastus the overall Innovati(...)

Cora Staunton in the colours of the GWS Giants’ AFLW team.

In all honesty, it started as a joke. Nicholas Walsh was at the Asian Games in Shanghai last November as a guest of the GAA. For the past six years, t(...)

AventaMed co-founder John Vaughan, chairman Jack Cashman, co-founder and CEO Olive O’Driscoll and Bruce Clibborn of HBAN Boole Investment Syndicate. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

AventaMed, a Cork-based medtech firm focused on simplifying surgical procedures, has secured a €1.8 million investment to enable the company to attain(...)

Valencia, Spain

IRELAND, KILKENNY Four-bedroom house: Whiteswall, Galmoy, Co Kilkenny (E41FX50) DNG Ella Dunphy is seeking €225,000 for this four-bed(...)

Chadwick Boseman in Marshall

No button is left unpushed in this study of an incident from the early career of the first African-American appointed to the US supreme court. Those b(...)

 Kimberly Smith is a Native American activist and artist.

More than 100 human rights defenders from 80 countries arrived in Dublin this week for three days of meetings on how to overcome the challenges and da(...)