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(...)

The Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald, brought the new legislation, the Companies (Statutory Audits) Amendment Bill, 2017 to the Cabinet on Monday.  Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A proposed new law due before the Oireachtas shortly will boost the powers of the agency that supervises auditors in the Republic. The Government is (...)

Irish officials  criticised the fact that those working in European institutions were disenfranchised from Irish elections, unlike Irish diplomats living abroad. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish officials working in the EU institutions have sharply responded to the Government’s attempt to elicit their support as part of Ireland’s effort (...)

Leo Varadkar  at the Mansion House, Dublin, after his election: The vast majority of senior Ministers voted for him, so a major overhaul is not expected. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

And now for the hard part. After trouncing Simon Coveney among TDs in the Fine Gael leadership race, Leo Varadkar has many mouths to feed. The jost(...)

People gather outside of the White House in Washington during a protest against president Donald Trump’s plan to rescind anti-discrimination protections for transgender students. Photograph: New York Times

The Trump administration has rowed back on transgender protection measures introduced by his predecessor Barack Obama in a move that has outraged LGBT(...)

Portobello barracks in Dublin, which was particularly ravaged by an outbreak of VD in the 1920s. File photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

“In my opinion, seven girls out of every 10 in Bray are of ill repute,” according to a Lieut A Murphy of the Irish Army’s Provost Marshall Staff durin(...)

The threat of strike action by members of An Garda Síochána was an abuse of its monopoly power as the national police force. The substantial pay settl(...)

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