The offices of the Department of Health on Lower Baggot Street in Dubliny. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times.

The Department of Health has been targeted in a cyberattack similar to that in recent days on the Health Service Executive (HSE), prompting the shutti(...)

Mohamed Elbahlawan (40). Photograph: Kitty Holland

Three separate investigations are under way into how two fishermen, who were dramatically rescued from a fishing vessel last month, had no permits to (...)

Private information relating to up to 1.5 million Irish Facebook users has been exposed in the leak, part of the leaking of 500 million profiles worldwide. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP

The personal data of hundreds of Irish people working in sensitive State positions has been exposed in a Facebook data leak, including that of gardaí(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman at the publication of the White Paper on direction provision at the Department of Health in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The expertise of the Housing Agency will be “crucial” in developing a new accommodation system for asylum seekers to replace direct provision, the Min(...)

Arrivals area at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government officials were last night said to be “urgently” working on the legal and operational arrangements for mandatory quarantining for some passe(...)

US president Donald Trump will leave Washington on Wednesday morning, hours before the inauguration of his Democratic successor Joe Biden. File photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump will depart the White House for Mar-a-Lago, Florida next Wednesday morning, as he becomes the first president in modern time(...)

A ‘fresh detailed risk assessment’ of threats to Irish airports, including the possibility of drone incursions, is to be carried out. Photograph: Michel Comte/AFP/Getty Images.

A “fresh detailed risk assessment” of threats to Irish airports, including the possibility of drone incursions, is to be carried out following severe (...)

Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial review, amid claims the near-blanket ban breaches her human rights. Photograph: PA

A Belfast woman has won High Court approval to challenge Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws. Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial r(...)

US first lady Melania Trump walks through the facility after a round table discussion with doctors and social workers at the Upbring New Hope Childrens Centre in Texas. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents who had been separated at the US-(...)

 Homelessness  in  Belfast city centre. The charity Depaul has 156 hostel beds in Belfast, Derry and Dungannon, including 31 family units. Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For recovering alcoholic Christopher from Co Armagh, Christmas Day was spent at the Rosemount House homeless hostel on the Antrim Road in north Belfas(...)

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