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Vladimir Putin presenting flowers to Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of State broadcaster RT, in 2019. Photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/AFP

Ireland has been ranked sixth in a new press freedom index published by Reporters without Borders, but the international non-profit group has warned o(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during the opening ceremony of Invest Myanmar Summit 2019 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, in January 2019. Photograph: EPA

A court in military-ruled Myanmar has convicted Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption and sentenced her to five years in prison on Wednesday in the first of (...)

A robot, developed by Remada Technology in Cork, was used to inspect the Douglas Shopping Centre in the county after it was gutted by fire in 2019. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is little in VRAI’s small Dublin office to suggest it makes military tools. An electric bicycle is parked in the corner, there are croissants on(...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell leading a ‘Way of the Cross’ procession from the Wellington Monument to the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park, as part of Easter religious ceremonies. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

People in Ireland are “pushed to limits most of us have never experienced before, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell said on Friday. He sai(...)

Orientation session at International Organisation for Migration office in Beirut, Lebanon, on life in Ireland for Syrian refugees chosen for resettlement. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

The Irish State must not lose sight of the resettlement pledges it has made to Syrians, Afghans and Eritreans and “cannot afford to pit one group agai(...)

Facebook (now known as Meta) whistleblower Frances Haugen. Photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Ireland is a “tech superpower” and other than the US has the most opportunity to influence the actions of social media platforms in terms of regulati(...)

 Former Facebook worker Frances Haugen appeared before an Oireachtas committee hearing on Wednesday. File photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Any harmful impacts of Facebook’s planned virtual-reality metaverse platform will be hidden “behind a curtain” unless regulation of social media is re(...)

 Commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s armed forces senior general Min Aung Hlaing. Photograph:  Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty

Myanmar’s military junta is expected to take part in hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) this week, in what critics see as an attempt(...)

The five male dholes, pronounced dole, arrived at the facility from Tierpark Berlin a number of days ago. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger

A pack of dholes, an endangered dog species from Asia, arrived at Dublin Zoo this week, making it the first time the animal has been a resident in Ire(...)

People give a three-finger salute in Yangon, Myanmar, on February 3rd last year after the military coup. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the days after the military in Myanmar seized power on February 1st last year, millions of people took to the streets to oppose the takeover, walki(...)

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