Lawson Mpame at a rally on Monday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement outside the US embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children should learn about racism and black history from an early age while more teachers of colour are needed in our schools to encourage an underst(...)

The crowds marched from O’Connell Street to the American embassy in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 5,000 people gathered on the streets of Dublin on Monday afternoon protesting the death of George Floyd and chanting “black lives matter”. (...)

Emer Davis and Sean Brady with their daughters Zaira and Iseult at the Taj Mahal during monsoon season.

Flying from Ireland into India five days before 1.3 billion people went into Covid-19 lockdown might sound like jumping from the frying pan into the f(...)

US president Donald Trump at a press conference with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Blooomberg

Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, saying it would lay the foundations for “a realistic two-state solution” to (...)

Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and taoiseach Charley Haughey after their meeting at Shannon Airport in April 1989. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The US feared the Russians could be plotting an undercover Cold War spy base in a disused Cork dockyard, newly declassified government documents sugge(...)

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam acknowledged on Tuesday that the poll result revealed public dissatisfaction with her government. Photograph: Getty

The Chinese government, still coming to terms with a stunning electoral victory for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, is directing its ire at a(...)

Building 3 at Number One Ballsbridge: record office rent

The Comer Group looks to have set a new benchmark for Dublin’s office rental market with the letting of a penthouse floor at Number One Ballsbridge to(...)

Aodhán Ó Riordáin said if his colleagues  believed in equality ‘then it would be deeply hypocritical’ to attend the US ambassador’s July 4th reception. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Labour Senator was accused of being very divisive over his call for politicians to boycott the US embassy’s Independence Day reception on July 4th o(...)

Madonna: ‘I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda.’ Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

Madonna has rejected calls to scrap plans to make a guest appearance at Saturday’s Eurovision final in Tel Aviv on Saturday, insisting she would never(...)

A spokeswoman for the NTA said: ‘If widening of the road is required we would seek for this to occur by agreement between the NTA and the parties involved.’ Photograph: The Irish Times

Parts of gardens of some of Dublin’s most expensive properties, including embassy lands, are set to be acquired as part of the National Transport Auth(...)

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