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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland building  at St Stephen’s Green. Its Bahrain campus has 1,300 students. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Medical Council has been urged to take human rights concerns into account in the forthcoming process of accreditation of the Royal College of Surg(...)

Michael Doyle, pictured in the French Jura just outside Geneva, is originally from St Mullins, Co Carlow. He lives in Geneva, where he works as a maths teacher in an international school.

Working Abroad Q&A: This week Michael Doyle, who is originally from St Mullins, Co Carlow, and now lives in Geneva, on working as a maths tea(...)

Locals prepare to welcome asylum seekers at the King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare last year. Photograph: Eamon Ward

It seemed a match made in hell. The village did not fancy the asylum seekers. The asylum seekers did not fancy the village. Residents of Lisdoonvarna(...)

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in Buckingham Palace, London,  in June. Both are a regular, but silent, presence at White House events, eschewing the kind of Twitter-fuelled bombast that the president embraces. Photograph:  Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Donald Trump may have had the highest turnover of staff of any US president, but some things remain constant. Trump’s family has remained a continuous(...)

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, speaks during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. To his left is his chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi. Photograph: Iranian presidency office via AP

Iran’s president has warned Britain it will face “consequences” for seizing an Iranian supertanker carrying oil last week, an operation Tehran claims (...)

John Paul Construction was involved in the redevelopment of Adare Manor in 2018. Photograph: Murray Consultants

The State’s sixth largest contractor improved its pre-tax profit to €9.6 million last year helped by “very strong” fundamentals in its business. The (...)

Ivanka Trump prepares to deliver a speech on women’s empowerment during the G20 Summit in Osaka on Saturday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The abiding image from this year’s G20 summit will not be Donald Trump sharing another chuckle with Vladimir Putin. It is the clip of his daughter, Iv(...)

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner gives a speech at the opening of the “Peace to Prosperity” conference in Manama, Bahrain, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

The first instalment of the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been greeted with derision, and deser(...)

 Israeli police  take up position in the village of Halhoul in the West Bank following  clashes with Palestinians protesting  against the  US economic conference. Photograph:  Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

The Trump administration’s Middle East workshop opening on Tuesday in Bahrain will be attended by representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, the Uni(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets US president Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner  at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Photograph: Stern Matty/Handout/EPA

The long-awaited US peace plan for the Middle East, which was expected to be unveiled next month, is facing another significant delay after Israel cal(...)

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