Rohingya refugee children carry supplies through Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar, an “untenable situation” for neighbour Bangladesh, the country’s UN envoy said on Mo(...)

Flame rises from damaged buildings after government troops cleared the area from pro-Islamic State militant groups inside a war-torn area in Marawi city, southern Philippines on Monday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce (...)

President Higgins and his wife Sabina meet Flight Centre managing director Graham Turner (l). Also pictured is IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Australian travel company Flight Centre is to create 30 jobs in its operation in Ireland over the next five years, bringing staff numbers in Dublin to(...)

The Government intends to introduce a universal savings scheme to increase pension coverage among private sector workers.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Doubts over the sustainability of the Irish pension system has dragged it down in an annual global study. The State ranks 12th of 30 countries asses(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has confirmed 78,935 people were vaccinated across 762 pharmacies in the 2016/2017 flu season. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Health Service Executive is bracing itself for a winter flu crisis, following signals that existing vaccines may be unable to cope with new strain(...)

David Walsh, who runs software company CIM Enviro. Photograph: Alan Place

David Walsh landed in Australia on a Wednesday in 2009 with his two small children, nowhere to live and just $5,000 Australian dollars (€3,300). By Sa(...)

Study’s findings will undercut one of the arguments used by the No campaign in Australia – that children need both a mother and a father to flourish

As the marriage equality vote draws toward its close, a comprehensive study published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows children raised in sa(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses an Irish diaspora reception in Warwick, Queensland, that some of his relatives attended. Photographs: Maxwells

An emotional President Michael D Higgins apologised to Irish emigrants in Australia for the “broken connection” with family at home in Ireland and for(...)

During his  State visit to Australia, President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina visit the Irish Support Agency in Bondi, Sydney. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Olivia and Brian Macalister had enough. The married couple had good jobs and worked long hours in Dublin but struggled to save for a deposit to buy a (...)

President Michael D Higgins during a visit Warwick, Australia, to attend a reception for the Irish Diaspora. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said he may make a decision on whether to run for a second presidential term after the State visit to Canada that was (...)