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A shamrock is viewed in the window of an Irish pub in preparation for St Patrick’s Day celebrations in New York City. Some 150 publicans, representing 600 Irish pubs worldwide, will attend the Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event in the Burlington Hotel from Sunday evening.  Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

While the Irish at home have been beating themselves up at home over Arthur’s Day, Ireland’s drinking culture has never been so popular abroad. The Ir(...)

Massive damage in the wake of the assault on  the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: New York Times

The Kenyan authorities are holding eight people in connection with the major weekend attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, while three others who had bee(...)

The lack of specialised prosecutors in the field in Ireland could be one reason for the low prosecution rate, according to the report’s authors.

Ireland needs to improve its method of identifying victims of human trafficking, a report by the Council of Europe has found.The report, which looks a(...)

Alyaz Merali (8), who was shot by gunmen at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, attending the funeral for his mother and sister. They were killed by terrorists believed funded by black market ivory. Photograph: Uriel Sinai

Al-Shabaab, the terrorist group that murdered at least 62 people in a Kenyan shopping mall in recent days, has been funding its operations through ivo(...)

U2 frontman Bono defended Ireland’s tax system and the use of Irish companies by multinational companies to reduce their global tax bills. Photograph: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

U2 frontman Bono defended Ireland’s tax system and the use of Irish companies by multinational companies to reduce their global tax bills, saying that(...)

Terror in Nairobi
  • Africa
  • September 25, 2013, 01:00

In terms of sheer brutality, the slaughter in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre which has left more than 60 dead, including young children, ranks alo(...)

Kenyan policemen keep vigil near the Westgate centre in Nairobi this morning.  Kenyan authorities said its security forces were in control of the shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and police were doing a final sweep of shops after rescuing the last hostages. Photograph: Reuters

Samantha Lewthwaite was an average girl who was “empty in confidence”, a councillor who knew her has said. Born in Banbridge, Co Down where her grand(...)

Total plans net operating income of $2 billion by 2017 from $1.3 billion last year. Photograph: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko

Total is backing out of European oil processing and sales as home demand shrinks for the region’s third-biggest oil company and gains in faster growin(...)

Soldiers from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) arrive at at the Westgate Shopping Centre in the capital Nairobi today, where  security forces were locked in a stand-off  with al Shabaab  militants. Photograh: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on a shopping mall in Kenya’s capital, showing it can still s(...)

Volunteers at the MP Shah hospital help a man overcome with grief after learning one of his relatives had been  killed in yesterday’s attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Kenyan security forces remain locked in a stand-off with terrorists in a Nairobi shopping centre, nearly 24 hours after the gang opened fire in the bu(...)

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