US secretary of state Mike Pompeo talks to the media following a meeting with president Donald Trump about missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the White House. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The US on Thursday gave Saudi Arabia more time to investigate the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Turkish investigators searched Riyadh(...)

College open days offer  the opportunity to inspect facilities at the institution of your choice.  Photograph: iStock

Choosing a college or further-education course is another stressful addition on the lengthy to-do list of Leaving Cert students. With so much going o(...)

Director of Equate  Michael Barron with Minister for Education Richard Bruton at a school admissions seminar organised by Equate last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A civil society group which lobbied in favour of removing the so-called Baptism barrier from Irish schools says a campaign of “groundless” complaints (...)

A pedestrian  walks past a wall carrying a message highlighting Malaysia’s mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph:   Tengku Bahar/AFP/Getty Images

The case of Muhammad Lukman Mohamad ignited outrage in August, when he received a death sentence in Malaysia for selling medicinal cannabis oil to ca(...)

Both sides: Women protest against abortion (left) and in favour of choice (right) in Belfast. File photographs: Getty Images

New opinion polls have found that the majority of people across the United Kingdom want to see abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland. Unlike in(...)

A handout image made available by Interpol showing Meng Hongwei, Chinese President of Interpol. Photograph: EPA

French authorities have opened an inquiry into the disappearance of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of international police agency Interpol, after he r(...)

Sarah Ewart (right) and her mother Jane Christie outside the court in Belfast to seek a declaration of incompatibility with human rights law in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A fresh legal challenge against Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws has been mounted. Sarah Ewart is applying for a judicial review, seeking(...)

Pro-choice advocates outside the High Court in Belfast where where a case involving a mother who was prosecuted for securing abortion pills for her daughter was due to take place. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A legal challenge involving a woman accused of obtaining abortion pills for her teenage daughter in Northern Ireland has been adjourned. Before the c(...)

Take Back the City: masked gardaí and private security contractors outside 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Jack Power

Andrew Butler was one of four housing activists sitting around a table, drinking tea, at 34 North Frederick Street on Tuesday evening when they heard (...)

Housing activists removed from a Dublin city centre property that they had been occupying for the last three weeks.Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

What’s the story here? For the last three weeks housing activists have been occupying 34 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1. On August 28th, the owne(...)

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