Denis Desmond described the US State Department advice about Longitude as “beyond ridiculous”

Music promoter Denis Desmond has said there was “no connection” between a fracas outside a Dublin nightclub at the weekend and the Longitude festival.(...)

The scene sealed off on Sunday at Adam Court, off  Grafton Street, where the fracas took place. Photograph: Dan Griffin

Gardaí are investigating a significant fracas involving up to 20 men who tried to rush the door of a popular Dublin nightspot after the Longitude fest(...)

 People enjoying Longitude Festival at Marlay Park on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

US state department advice that American citizens should stay away from the Longitude festival this weekend has been described as “beyond ridiculous” (...)

US first lady Melania Trump and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo present the 2019 International Women of Courage award to Sr Orla Treacy during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish nun who works in South Sudan was presented with an award for her work by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and US first lady Melania Trump on(...)

People arrive at the US embassy’s economic conference in Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Brexit won’t be a short, sharp shock for Irish businesses but will cause considerable difficulties for years, according to a leading executive at one (...)

Ethiopia’s newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed: widely seen as a reformer.  Photograph: Tiksa Negeri

A recent declaration by US lawmakers could signal a significant shift in Washington’s approach to addressing Ethiopia’s human rights record. Ethiopia(...)

 Lieut Cmdr Anthony Geraghty on board the LE William Butler Yeats in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Strong support for Ireland’s military engagement in humanitarian and peacekeeping operations was delivered at two separate events in Dublin. The Fine(...)

Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani prior to a meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Qatar could face further sanctions by Arab states as a deadline to accept a series of demands from its Gulf neighbours, including closing down the tel(...)

Working holiday visa programmes, which allow Irish people aged 18 to 30 to travel and work  for up to two years in Australia and a year in New Zealand, will continue as they are.

In the past two days, Australia, the US and New Zealand - three of the most popular destinations for Irish emigrants - have all announced plans to res(...)

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