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Iraqi mourners pray over the coffin of a victim  in the twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Thursday which killed 32 and wounded 110. Photograph: Ali Najafi/AFP via Getty Images

The twin suicide bombings in Baghdad on Thursday that killed at least 32 people announced that Islamic State is back in business in Iraq, the country (...)

The final stage of naturalisation requires attendance at a citizenship ceremony. File photograph: Frank Miller

About 4,000 applicants for Irish citizenship, whose applications have been significantly delayed during the Covid-19 pandemic, are expected to be natu(...)

Ireland’s rent prices are the fourth highest in Europe. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland is the 13th most expensive country in the world to live, according to price-comparison website Numbeo. The rankings are based on the average(...)

Mug shot of the Indian political activist Nathuram Vinayak Godse who shot Mahatma Gandhi  in January  1948. Photograph:  Mondadori via Getty Images

Last Sunday, in a nondescript building in the Indian city of Gwalior, 320km south of Delhi, a large crowd of men gathered. Most wore bright saffron ha(...)

Mike Pompeo: said  Iran  has taken over from Afghanistan and Pakistan as al-Qaeda’s   main “sanctuary for the terror group’s senior leaders as they plan attacks against America and our allies”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s accusation that Iran has become al-Qaeda’s home base, which he made in a speech on Tuesday, is intended to undermi(...)

The 157 babies due to be born in Ireland on January 1st will have an average life expectancy of 105.6 years based on data from last year’s United Nations World Population Prospects which tracks worldwide population growth and ageing. Photograph: iStock

Irish babies born on January 1st, 2021 are expected to live to 105 years of age, according to Unicef estimates published this morning. The 157 babies(...)

A rescue operation in Iran after eight climbers were found dead dead and at least seven others missing due to avalanches north of Tehran. Photograph: IRIB news agency/AFP/Getty Images.

At least eight climbers have died and several more are missing in mountains north of Iran’s capital Tehran after heavy snowfall and a blizzard, state (...)

Bilal Ahmed shows scars from a knife wound he sustained in a racial attack outside his takeaway on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The large scar on Bilal Ahmed’s hand required thirty stitches to close up. Ten months on from the attack, it still causes him pain. The stabbing was (...)

Moore St. Dublin 1972

Last year, 76-year-old retiree Michael Foley uploaded a number of beautiful old photos of Moore Street fruit and veg traders and their customers to Fa(...)

People attend a citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Delays in the processing of applications, expensive fees and a lack of clarity around eligibility conditions are among a number of concerns raised in (...)

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