The Irish Times understands that an Irish man has drowned while holidaying on the Maldives island group (above), south of India. File photograph: Google Maps

An Irish man has died tragically in the Maldives in what is understood to have been a drowning incident. The Irish Times understands the man was holi(...)

 Dublin Bus buses in Broadstone Bus depot Dublin after services were cancelled as ex-hurricane Ophelia hits. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Luas: There will be no Luas service on the Red or Green lines on Tuesday morning due to damage at a technical room at the Red Cow depot. It is current(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins visit the Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau (IASRB). With them, from left, are bureau members Cathy Mortell , Esme Friel and Anna Toner. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Eugene Naughton used to write a letter home to Co Meath once a month from Australia. If he wanted to talk to relatives, he had to plan – weeks in adva(...)

Simon Scotting with his Irish foreign birth registration document, in London, England.  Photograph: Andrew Wiard

He never contemplated being Irish. Not until Brexit loomed. The vote to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum shocked Simon Scotting. For(...)

Ibrahim Halawa (21) has spent more than four years in jail. File photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Ibrahim Halawa is in “good spirits” and looking forward to returning home to Ireland, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. The 21-year-old(...)

Ibrahim Halawa is set to receive a consular visit from the Irish Embassy in Cairo in the coming days

Ibrahim Halawa is set to receive a consular visit from the Irish Embassy in Cairo in the coming days, it has been confirmed. The Department of Foreig(...)

Minister for Pucblic Expenditure Paschal Donohoe in his office at the Department of Finance, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

When Paschal Donohoe was appointed Minister for Public Expenditure last year, he likely never expected to find himself mulling over the number of 99-y(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo on September 18th. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

More than three weeks after he was acquitted of all charges against him, Ibrahim Halawa remains in prison in Egypt, and Irish authorities appear to be(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa  has been acquitted of all charges in Egypt after four years in jail.

The Egyptian legal authorities have not yet begun to process the paperwork for Ibrahim Halawa’s release from jail. “The first stage hasn’t even been (...)

Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)