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A number of arrests relating to dissident republicanism were also made. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Eighteen people were arrested in Ireland last year on suspicion of involvement in Islamist terrorism. Seventeen of the arrests related to the suspect(...)

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork. Photograph: Provision

Conditions at the Bessborough Mother and Baby home in Cork led to a clash between church and State when the former bishop of Cork said the State was s(...)

Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin revealed how she had been subject to regular harassment by a professor at the university. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

President of UCD, Professor Andrew Deeks, has confirmed he contacted lecturer and broadcaster Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin on Sunday evening, to perso(...)

The report also states that gardaí arrested five people people suspected of “jihadi terrorism” last year. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA

Ireland saw a sharp increase in the activities of far-right and Islamic extremists last year, according to the EU’s joint police agency. In the past (...)

Supporters of Karpaty Lviv hold a Nazi flag at a soccer match against Dynamo Kiev in Kiev in 2007. Photograph: Reuters

It was funny once. The perfectly square bit of dirt on the window. The shocked reactions of Craggy Island’s Chinese community. The local farmer who do(...)

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine in Co Mayo last year. It is 140 years today since 15 local people said they  saw an apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, and a lamb in the village. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/AFP/Getty Images.

It was very wet that evening in Knock on August 21st, 1879, 140 years ago today, when 15 local people saw the apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John t(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Denmark carries Greenland at  great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea was “not number one on the bur(...)

Visual artist Patrick Bolger and sociologist Dr Maria Quinlan at  the launch of  ‘I Am One in Four’,  an exhibition of photographs and words produced by people who have experienced childhood sexual violence.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An exhibition of photographs and words produced by eight people who have experienced childhood sexual violence was launched at Dublin’s Civic Council (...)

Modern Botany founders Simon Jackson and John Murray.

Young Irish companies are using a combination of nature’s bounty and science to develop innovative products for the growing international natural skin(...)

Hugh Bonneville on location in Israel for the RTÉ co-produced documentary ‘Countdown to Calvary’

An RTÉ television documentary in which actor Hugh Bonneville explores the origins of Easter has secured a series of international sales, RTÉ Programme(...)

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