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 Mehdi Nemmouche:  the  quadruple murder  was the first in a wave of terrorist attacks carried out by Isis in Europe. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Mehdi Nemmouche, the Frenchman who murdered four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels on May 24th, 2014, will serve a life sentence in France, a 12(...)

Lisa Smith (extreme right) may have overheard information on the Govermnet jet, but nothing of interest to Isis, military sources say. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins, Dublin

An Irish military intelligence inquiry concluded a former Defence Forces member gleaned little or no sensitive information before she left Ireland to (...)

Soldiers inspect vehicles in Zamboanga, in the Philippines, the gateway to the southern islands of Jolo and Basilan. Photograph: Jes Aznar/New York Times

Across the islands of the southern Philippines, the black flag of Islamic State is flying over what the group considers its East Asia province. Men in(...)

Details of an Irish woman in Syria first emerged after a TV crew working for ITV News visited a camp in northern Syria two weeks ago. Photograph: ITV

Removing Irish citizenship from an Irish woman suspected of association with Islamic State in Syria is not the right or compassionate thing to do, Tao(...)

A  Syrian Democratic Forces fighter takes aim with his Kalashnikov after spotting a man walking towards his position in Baghouz, eastern Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP

Air strikes have targeted Islamic State weapons stores as the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched an attack against the jihadists’ encla(...)

  Then taoiseach Bertie Ahern   before boarding the Government Jet  at Casement Aerodrome in April 2008 with Lisa Smith on the extreme right. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The Irish woman detained in Syria on suspicion of association with Islamic State has been identified as Lisa Smith, a 38-year-old former Defence Force(...)

No educational system I’m aware of has come up with anything better than an exam. It does roughly assess how much they’ve studied. It is supposed to be difficult. Generally speaking, pressure is a good thing.

They say – whoever they are – that the Leaving Cert is the most difficult exam anyone goes through. Not just because of the sheer volume of informatio(...)

Shamima Begum was stripped of British citizenship last month. File photograph: PA

The newborn son of Shamima Begum, the young London woman who left the UK four years ago to join Islamic State, has died and been buried in a Syrian re(...)

 Children believed to be from the Yazidi community, who were captured by Islamic State   fighters,  after being evacuated from the terror group’s holdout of Baghouz, at a screening area this week run  by the  Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces . Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Salwa Sayed al-Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of the Islamic State terror group but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last popul(...)

Avril Patterson in Syria. Photograph: Pawel Krzysiek/ICRC

Irish nurse Avril Patterson spent four years working in Syria before moving to Yemen last year. She has grown accustomed to working in conflict zones(...)

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