US president Donald Trump signs a memorandum to security services directing them to defeat the Islamic State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Saturday. The US embassy in Dublin has confirmed that it is implementing the ban on people from several countries entering the US at its immigration pre clearance facilities at Dublin and Shannon airports. Photograph: Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, says he shares “the concerns of other EU partners” at ban introduced by president Donald Trump barring(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has told an Irish delegation he is still on hunger strike.

A decision by the Government to recognise the state of Palestine would boost Ireland’s campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, the(...)

Ireland is avoiding its responsibility to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 by using “flexibilities” in EU laws, a Brussels-based environ(...)

Journey ahead: Enda Kenny seems very comfortable when asked about Brexit.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In America, a big orange Trumpkin turns into a president and the Ugly Sister gets to go to the Inaugural Ball. And in Ireland and across Europe, the(...)

Enda Kenny said he and  Theresa May would have a Taoiseach to prime minister discussion during her visit to Dublin.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May will not address the Dáil during her visit to Dublin next week, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told the Dáil he(...)

Ibrahim Halawa: Awaiting trial for three-and-a-half years.

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said he will intervene to ensure that Ibrahim Halawa is released and returned to Ireland when his trial co(...)

Poster from a press conference held by Lynn Boylan of Sinn Féin last August calling for the release of Ibrahim Halawa from jail in Egypt. Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin was one of the TDs who visited Mr Halawa on Tuesday. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ibrahim Halawa has told a delegation of TDs who visited him in an Egyptian prison on Tuesday that he was beaten and put in solitary confinement by the(...)

Successive governments have failed to ensure citizens can access affordable housing, while the obvious affront of people sleeping rough on our streets(...)

Matching political rhetoric about climate change with the grim reality is perhaps the biggest challenge faced by Minister for Communications, Climate (...)

 Ibrahim Halawa’s trial in Egypt has been postponed 16 times. The next hearing is scheduled for December 13th - Mr Halawa’s 21st birthday.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl is to lead a delegation of TDs to Egypt to visit imprisoned Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa. Following contacts with Egyp(...)