Former president Mary Robinson is pictured in Iveagh House in Dublin where she delivered the Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president Mary Robinson has defended the Extinction Rebellion campaign of civil disobedience, saying the protesters were correct to disrupt a “(...)

A shopper pushes a trolley in a supermarket. There is a common assumption that we are entitled to get a product at whatever price it is marked at in a shop. File photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

“I was hoping you could clarify something for me please,” starts a mail from a reader called Jim. “What happens if a retailer has an item wrongly pri(...)

Ireland’s former ambassador to the US and Germany Michael Collins, who has retired after 46 years’ service. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Collins lists off figures that capture his lengthy career in the diplomatic service: 26 years abroad, 19 at home, almost 46 years in total, se(...)

Tim Kelleher (35) from Slievereagh on the western side of Ballyvourney died in Spain on Thursday evening. Photograph: Facebook

A priest has spoken of the sense of shock and sadness that has enveloped a close-knit Cork community after learning that a local man has died while sw(...)

As far back as 2012, Ireland had targeted Ghana, along with Botswana, as countries of strategic importance in relation to the establishment of double taxation agreements

Irish officials overrode concerns from the Department of Foreign Affairs in striking a trade deal with Ghana that pushes down the levels of tax that t(...)

Paraic McGrath referees the match between Japan GAA Ladies (in black) and UCD International Ladies in an invitational match on August 5th, 2017 in Croke Park.

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Paraic McGrath, who is (...)

Dart commuter Conor Ryan (24)

On Monday morning, Conor Ryan was one of the first to try Irish Rail’s new service, Peaktime.ie, to check for a less congested Dart as he made his dai(...)

Too late? A protester on a rally against climate change inaction in Manhattan, on Friday. Photograph: Brittainy Newman/ New York Times

The scale of climate protests globally has heaped much additional pressure on global leaders meeting in New York this weekend to make more meaningful (...)

A satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaces the Bahamas and Florida. Photograph: Getty Images

South Carolina’s governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation of the state’s entire coast as Hurricane Dorian threatens. Henry McMaster’s order goes (...)

Irish Army Rangers on patrol in Chad in 2008. File photograph: Conor Lally.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to hire a private security company to help protect its diplomatic staff serving in unstable regions and to evacua(...)

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