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United Nations  vehicles carry  members of a chemical weapons investigation team in the Syrian carry Damascus today. Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a breakthrough agreement to eliminate all of Syria’s chemical weapons. The council(...)

Cork’s goalkeeper Anthony Nash shakes hands with Patrick O’Connor of Clare after the drawn game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Cork and Clare clash in this evening’s All-Ireland final replay, it will be the sixth time the sides have met in competition this year. The playe(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will describe the US-Russian agreement reached at the UN this week aimed at ridding Syria of chemical weapons as a ’watershed in the international engagement on crisis’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will call for those responsible for the deadly gas attack in Syria last month to be brought before the International Criminal C(...)

Barack Obama: spoke of a ’hard-earned humility’. Photograph: Getty

It could have been a very different speech. Only a few weeks ago it looked like the UN General Assembly would be meeting this week under the shadow of(...)

The Constitutional Convention is being chaired by Tom Arnold in Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Proposals to extend voting rights to Irish people overseas in presidential elections will be recommended to Government following a meeting of the Cons(...)

Smoke rises from buildings after what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad in Homs on Thursday. Photograph:  Reuters/Thaer Al Khalidiya

As the pace of efforts to scrutinise Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles quickens, UN inspectors said yesterday they were investigating reports the we(...)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani takes questions from journalists during a news conference in New York yesterday. Photograph: Adrees Latif /Reuters

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani ended his week in New York with a striking offer to work fast to defuse tensions with America, hailing the US as “a g(...)

James Connolly addressing the masses in Union Square on May Day in 1908. It is the only published photograph of the labour activist during his time in the US and one of the only occasions he was ever photographed speaking. Photograph: Library of Congress

“Tomorrow is Labor Day,” proclaimed the ad in the Chicago Daily Tribune of September 5th, 1909. “With the last picnic event of the Socialist Party, wi(...)

Embassy couple: the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Boaz Modai, and his wife, Nurit Tinari Modai. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

‘Somebody on the Israeli foreign-ministry staff in Ireland has a lot of explaining to do,” began the report in the Jewish Press, in August. The art(...)

Iran’s President Hassan Rohani addresses a  meeting on nuclear disarmament at UN headquarters on Thursday. Photograph:  Reuters/Mike Segar

How significant was this week’s rapprochement between the US and Iran at the United Nations?The last time relations between the United States and Iran(...)

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