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Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has sent  a letter to Tánaiste Simon Coveney concerning the rights of Irish/EU citizens in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher says he plans to vote against the Brexit deal in the European Parliament over fears it could erode the rights of Irish/(...)

Commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar meeting  Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in Moscow on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Russian ministry of foreign affairs

Almost 1,000 refugees and migrants have been returned to war-torn Libya from the Mediterranean Sea in the first two weeks of 2020, according to the UN(...)

Malta’s newly elected prime minister Robert Abela and his wife Lydia  arrive at the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta, Malta on Monday. Photograph: Domenic Aquilina/EPA

Lawyer Robert Abela (42) was sworn in as Malta’s prime minister on Monday, succeeding Joseph Muscat who resigned over his handling of investigations (...)

A man leans over to talk to a friend being held in the Marsa centre in Malta. Photograph: Sally Hayden

When dozens of refugees and migrants arrived on the shores of Malta in a wooden boat last summer, the officials who met them said they needed a medica(...)

Adare Manor: When it was offered for sale in 1980, taoiseach Charles Haughey received many representations from people who believed the State should consider acquiring it. Photo: Murray Consultants

Speculation that Ireland might host a historic summit between US president George Bush Snr and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev encouraged Adare Manor (...)

 Daphne Caruana Galizia: murdered in a car bombing in Malta in October 2017. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The European Parliament has called on Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, to quit immediately over his handling of the investigation into the murde(...)

The Central Bank’s report this week is welcome in that it provides a greater level of transparency around motor claims. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

There’s an old adage that if you’re explaining, you’re losing, and it’s one that is apt for the insurance industry right now. On Monday, the Central (...)

Pope Francis has announced sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with cases of sexual abuse of minors. Photograph: Reuters

Pope Francis on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with cases of sexual abuse of minors, abolishing the ru(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured on the RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane Show with Brendan O’Connor. Photograph: Andres Poveda/RTÉ

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said an independent person may be appointed to investigated Dara Murphy’s Dáil attendance record and expenses. Speaking on(...)

Part of the challenge facing Ireland is the fact that agriculture, and in particular the methane gas emanating from the national herd, accounts for one third of emissions, compared with one tenth in the rest of Europe. Photograph: iStock

In this country at least, the topic of climate change is not up for debate. There is widespread consensus both about changing weather and the cause of(...)

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