Forced abroad: Lisa Tierney-Keogh has to travel to the United States for surgery that isn’t available in Ireland

The first week of May has blown in every kind of weather. Hailstones, rain and wind pelted a beautiful rose bush that grows tall in my tiny back yard.(...)

Michael O'Hare, founder of Troubles, Tragedy & Trauma. He is the brother of Majella O'Hare, aged 12 years old, who was shot dead by the British Army in 1976, at home in north London. Photograph: Joanne O'Brien

A man whose 12-year-old sister was shot dead by a British soldier in Co Armagh 45 years ago is “shocked and devastated” that her killer may be granted(...)

Ministers were told that Ireland is adequately represented at present and in the past has had disproportionate numbers in senior roles in Brussels. Photograph: iStock

The Government will seek to boost Irish representation in the European Union’s institutions under a new strategy to be announced this week. Minister (...)

Robert Pether with his daughter, eight-year-old Nala.

The Irish family of an engineer, who was arrested three weeks ago after being summoned to a meeting in Iraq, have spoken to him for the first time sin(...)

 Former minister for housing  Eoghan Murphy in 2019. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A sudden resignation by a sitting TD from the Dáil is a rare event. You could count the number who have stepped down in the past 20 years on the fing(...)

People arriving on bus from Dublin Airport to Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, the State’s first hotel quarantine centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is set to approve the addition of India, which is in the midst of a devastating surge of Covid infection, to the mandatory hotel quaran(...)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, pictured last week, has said that fully vaccinated American tourists will be able to visit the European Union over the coming months without restrictions. Photograph: JOHN THYS / Getty

Fully vaccinated American tourists will be able to visit the European Union over the coming months without restrictions, European Commission president(...)

People wait to have empty oxygen tanks filled at a shop in Delhi at the weekend: In the city, one person is reportedly dying of Covid-19 every four minutes. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

Record numbers of Covid-19 deaths and crippling medical shortages have forced India to turn to global allies for help as the country battles a catastr(...)

The event will forge a declaration on how to raise global ambition at COP26 with specific recommendations to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions.   Photograph: iStock

Details have been announced of Irish initiative to lead an international effort “to move beyond ambition” among the world’s largest carbon pollut(...)

The Department of Health’s workload has increased dramatically during the pandemic as its responsibility covers a range of areas from the co-ordination of the public health response to the coronavirus to the management of the mandatory hotel quarantine scheme

Newly-appointed Department of Health secretary general Robert Watt has restructured the department creating a new chief operations officer and corpora(...)

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