Rescuers search for survivors after the Mexico earthquake. Photograph: AFP/Carlos Ramirez

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning for those travelling to Mexico after a powerful earthquake. The quake in central Mexico has c(...)

RTE sports commentator Jimmy Magee pictured in 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sports commentator Jimmy Magee has died at the age of 82. His death was announced by RTÉ on its Twitter account on Wednesday morning. It is unders(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, at the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Potential presidential candidates will have to declare if they want to run against Michael D Higgins before he announces in 12 months whether he wants(...)

Higgins’ current seven-year term as President is due to come to an end in October 2018 if it is not renewed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins says he will not announce if he is going to run for the presidency again until September 2018. His current seven-year ter(...)

Ibrahim Halawa just moments after his acquittal in Cairo: The court must inform the interior ministry of its decision before his release process can get under way. Photograph: Declan Walsh/New York Times

Ibrahim Halawa’s solicitor is hopeful that the Tallaght man will be home by the beginning of next week, despite a 60 day window for a possible state a(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with members of the FF Parliamentary Party, at the start of the party’s autumn think-in at the Longford Arms Hotel in Co Longford. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is strongly resisting Government plans to widen income tax bands in Budget 2018, and says the move would be a breach(...)

The Halawa family look at the latest photograph of Ibrahim while celebrating at home in Firhouse, Dublin. From left: Nosayba, Omaima, (with her baby Abdullah), Khadija, Fatima and Somaia. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pandemonium took over in a Dublin sitting room on Monday as Ireland’s happiest family realised that, after a tortuous four-year battle, their son, bro(...)

Photographer Walter Pfeiffer once met a man from Roundstone who told him “Connemara is grey”. “Grey it certainly is on countless days in winter and o(...)

Leo Varadkar on the cover of Time magazine’s Europe edition

June 14th: Leo Varadkar elected Taoiseach by the Dáil and receives his seals of office from President Michael D Higgins. There is controversy as Fiann(...)

Clifden Arts Festival: President Michael D Higgins said young people who discover they have a talent can still expect this to be “welcomed and celebrated”

President Michael D Higgins has said that Irish society stands out in an increasingly globalised world in valuing the “work of the imagination”. Youn(...)