A law enforcement officer belonging to the Department of Homeland Security wears his bullet-proof vest while watching the crowd at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana

A man wanted for questioning about 387 alleged counts of rape and sexual assault of two teenage children, mostly at a GAA grounds in the midlands, has(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “All Government departments must give full priority to activating their plans for a no-deal or disorderly Brexit”

Before Christmas, in the wake of Theresa May’s decision to postpone the Commons vote on the withdrawal treaty, Irish Government Ministers were told th(...)

A scene from Pan Pan Theatre’s production of  Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall at the Abbey Theatre in 2016. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

As part of its “Global Ireland” programme, the Government last week announced its intention to promote Irish arts and culture to “new audiences across(...)

Actionpoint’s clients include the Department of Foreign Affairs, for whom it built the Republic’s passport renewal system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Actionpoint, the technology company that built the Republic’s passport renewal system, has bought rival P2V in a move that will boost turnover by a th(...)

Migrants are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea: the EU has allocated more than €300 million to Libya with the aim of stopping migration. Photograph: EPA/Alexander Draheim

The Souq al Khamis detention centre in Khoms, Libya, is so close to the sea that migrants and refugees can hear waves crashing on the shore. Its detai(...)

Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family and is now under UN protection in Thailand, has been sustained through the “terri(...)

Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev (45), who is originally from Belarus, came to Ireland in the early 2000s and obtained Irish citizenship and an Irish passport. Photograph: Syrian Democratic Forces

A suspected Islamic State terrorist captured by Kurdish-led forces in Syria a week ago lived in Ireland for about a decade and was on a Garda watchlis(...)

Paul Whelan, a former US marine living in Michigan, has been arrested on spying charges in Russia. Photograph: Family handout/PA

Irish officials have sought permission from the Russian government to visit a former US marine being held on suspicion of espionage. It emerged on F(...)

“It’s the stuff of bad novels that you come within 10 minutes of being released and then you’re told you’re staying.” Photograph: AP/Stock

In June 2012 Irishman John said goodbye to his wife and two daughters and left for work. A few hours later he was sitting in a Kenyan police station b(...)

Martin Fitzgerald and Dave Ronayne of Clashrock Capital with Tatsiana Skrabatun and Alex Chernenko of Translit. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Translit, a Cork-headquartered translation company, has secured €500,000 in investment from backers that include Dave Ronayne, chief executive of Iris(...)

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