Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain Photograph: Phil Behan / DFAT

When Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Liberia Lesley Ní Bhriain was posted to West Africa in September 2019 she planned to see her husband and two(...)

One of  Jeanette Lowe’s pictures exploring   Dublin inner-city street scenes. Photograph: Jeanette Lowe

Culture Night 2020 is already a memory but Berlin-based Candice Gordon, rock singer turned Ireland’s first full-time cultural officer for the Departme(...)

Joe Biden with Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in 2016. Biden has already established that his great-grandfather came from Louth and his great-great-great grandfather from Mayo. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Joe Biden were elected president of the United States in November he would be the eighth out of the last 12 US presidents, since Kennedy in 1960, w(...)

Remains of the burnt-out Moria migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

The arrival in Ireland of four unaccompanied children from the burnt-out Moria migrant camp in Greece is to be accelerated by Tusla, the child and fam(...)

Former president Mary Robinson was speaking at the remote Global Ireland 2020 conference. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland needs to approach climate diplomacy on the global stage “with a deep sense of humility”, given its past failures to address the consequences o(...)

Competition winners Maria Mulcahy and Peter McGovern of Henry J Lyons Architects present their winning designs, alongside Department of Foreign Affairs secretary general Niall Burgess (centre)

Dublin-based Henry J Lyons Architects has been selected as the winning entry in the Ireland House Tokyo design competition, the Department of Foreign (...)

Ryanair is challenging measures announced last July including that persons not travel outside the State save for essential purposes. Photograph: Reuters

The State has said that measures introduced by the Government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic do not impose a legal restriction on travel in and (...)

The State would likely see an increase in companies going out of business later this year, continuing into next year, Mr Varadkar said. Photograph: Julien Behal

Banks will need to show borrowers and businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic further leeway, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and E(...)

The Global Ireland conference on Wednesday heard from Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) health emergencies programme.

Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) health emergencies programme, said there was “not a guarantee” a coronavirus vaccine would(...)

The precise details of the EU traffic-light system will be agreed  at an EU Council of Ministers meeting on October 15th. Photograph: Getty Images

Can I go on a holidays outside of Ireland now? Well, we’d not be stuffing our suitcase full of shorts and T-shirts and buying the sun cream just yet (...)

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