Amnesty executive director Colm O’Gorman urged Ministers to press for a fairer and more effective solution to Europe’s refugee crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is set to narrowly miss out on its pledge to relocate 600 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy within two years under a scheme agreed with Eur(...)

George Hook apologised for comments on rape. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s largest hotel group Dalata has cancelled its sponsorship of George Hook’s radio show in protest at the broadcasters’ comments about rape las(...)

Writer warns we must acknowledge the weaknesses and limitations of forecasts if a business hopes to live up to its predicted expectations

The country is seemingly awash with entrepreneurs, men and women opening start-ups. There were 35,000 new business owners in 2016 according to an annu(...)

Three of Ibrahim Halawa’s five sisters Nosayba, and Omaima, Fatima with their children Aisha, Sundus and Hamza protesting along with members of Amnesty International outside the Egyptian Embassy in Dublin to mark the fourth anniversary of his arrest. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The continued detention of Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa in a Cairo prison was marked with a demonstration in Dublin as he completed his fourth year in ja(...)

Ibrahim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia. Photograph: Halawa family.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Government is determined to see the release of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, who is about to e(...)

Ibrahim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia. Photograph: Halawa family

The family and friends of 21-year-old Ibrahim Halawa will gather with human rights activists outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin on Thursday to mar(...)

Pope Francis is due to visit Ireland in the summer of 2018.

Concerns about the possible intervention of the Vatican in the future ownership and ethos of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) have been raise(...)

Next spring is probably the earliest date a vote could be held on this divisive issue. Photographs: The Irish Times

To those who oppose the legalisation of abortion, the recent recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly were “horrifying”, “ dreadful” and “chilling”. (...)

A file image of Ibrahim Halawa (21), from Firhouse in Dublin, who has been in prison in Egypt since August 2013

Seven police officers gave evidence at the trial of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt on Wednesday before the case was adjourned for two weeks. Lawye(...)

Leaked documents from OSF reveal it gave funds to three Irish organisations so  they could “work collectively on a campaign to repeal Ireland’s constitutional amendment”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The current questions concerning the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network’s (Glen) governance and financial practices would never have emerged into the pu(...)