Denis Desmond described the US State Department advice about Longitude as “beyond ridiculous”

Music promoter Denis Desmond has said there was “no connection” between a fracas outside a Dublin nightclub at the weekend and the Longitude festival.(...)

The scene sealed off on Sunday at Adam Court, off  Grafton Street, where the fracas took place. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Gardaí are investigating a significant fracas involving up to 20 men who tried to rush the door of a popular Dublin nightspot after the Longitude fest(...)

 People enjoying Longitude Festival at Marlay Park on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

US state department advice that American citizens should stay away from the Longitude festival this weekend has been described as “beyond ridiculous” (...)

Tourists walk under flags that have been lowered to half mast on the Washington Monument grounds to pay respect to the victims of the Paris attacks. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The US military has banned troops and civilian personnel from any non-work-related travel to Paris, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday, after deadly (...)