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The Department of Justice said it was working to secure new accommodation centres for International Protection applicants, and had reached agreement with a provider in Ballinamore. Image: Google Streetview.

A “crisis meeting” took place in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim on Sunday night over Department of Justice plans to accommodate asylum seekers in the town. (...)

Donald Trump reversed G7 decision that sparked accusations of corruption. File photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump has been forced into reversing plans to host the G7 meeting at his own luxury resort following a political outcry. Mr Trum(...)

A turkish-backed Syrian fighter sits on the side of the street in the town of Ayn al-Arus, south of the border town of Tal Abyad. Photograph: Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images

Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey have blamed each other over continued fighting despite a US-brokered ceasefire in north-eastern Syria. The Kurds(...)

The UK  is about to leave the main political-economic club on the continent without any broader strategy as to how it will manage its relationship with that organisation. Photograph:  Olivier Matthys/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Beyond vague slogans and nostalgic evocation of bygone glories, Brexiteers have always struggled to articulate a coherent vision of Britain’s place in(...)

Outgoing president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker earned a round of applause from the hardbitten hacks. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The failure of the EU leaders to agree to opening EU accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania was a “mistake of historic proportions”, Europea(...)

 The photograph posted by Donald Trump claiming  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was having a ‘meltdown’. Photograph: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via AP

It started with a letter; it ended with a picture. This week the world was given an insight into the diplomacy of Donald Trump when a letter he penne(...)

As Donald Trump’s missteps in the Middle East compounded his impeachment troubles this week, Vladimir Putin could look on contentedly as the cards in Syria fell Moscow’s way. Photograph: Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

As Donald Trump’s missteps in the Middle East compounded his impeachment troubles this week, Vladimir Putin could look on contentedly as the cards in (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina visit southern Lebanon, where he met  Irish troops serving in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins’ visit to Irish UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon went ahead yesterday despite protests against rising prices, corruption a(...)

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters drive armoured vehicles from northern Syria for a military operation in Kurdish areas, near the Syrian border. Photograph: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN

Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned “safe zone” wi(...)

Ireland should bring Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith (pictured) home to study how an Irish soldier can be turned into an Islamic extremist, a leading counter-terrorism expert has said. Photograph: BBC.

Ireland should bring Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith home to study how an Irish soldier can be turned into an Islamic extremist, a leading counter-(...)

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