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US president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, at College Green, Dublin during their brief visit in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be widespread disruption to traffic in the centre of Dublin on Monday and Tuesday next week to facilitate the visit of the US first lady Mi(...)

Razor wire is laid in fields near Lough Erne Hotel resort in Co Fermanagh, venue for next weeks G8 summit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 12, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 Security. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Protest disorder around the G8 summit in Northern Ireland will not be as significant as first feared, a senior police commander has predicted.As a mas(...)

French president Francois Hollande will use next week’s G8 summit in Co Fermanagh to ask Russian president Vladimir Putin to pressurise Syria to take part in peace talks. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The French feel strongly about one particular aspect of the three Ts – trade, tax and transparency – that British prime minister David Cameron has mad(...)

The G8 summit is being held in Co Fermanagh next week

Catholic bishops have called on the world leaders attending the G8 summit being held in Co Fermanagh next week to rebuild trust and solidarity to aid (...)

The G8 summit is being held in Co Fermanagh next week

“Shout loudly, don’t hold back, lift your voice like a trumpet” – not the words of an anarchist group or anti-G8 street activist. The call to protest (...)

Riot police clash with protesters in Golden Square in London yesterday during a demonstration ahead of next week’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland: Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A second wave of anti-G8 protests is expected to take place today, following demonstrations yesterday which saw hundreds of riot officers out in force(...)

A protester is seen on London’s Regent Street ahead of next week’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Riot police clashed with anti-capitalist protesters in running confrontations through the streets of central London today and arrested 32 people as ac(...)

 The Lough Erne resort  selected to host the G8 summit. The summit will deliver an immediate short-term boost to the local economy.

It is the season for end-of-term reports, and Northern Ireland is nowhere near the top of the class when it comes to wooing potential investors, one o(...)

Chief superintendent Alan McCrum, silver commander for Belfast during G8 outlines security measures.

The PSNI is “quietly optimistic” that protests planned before the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh will be peaceful.Chief Supt Alan McCrum, outlining plans (...)

Garda Assistant Commissioner Kieran Kenny speaking  during a G8 briefing at the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan. PhotograpH:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

    A major Garda and Defence Forces security operation is being put in place involving more than 1,000 personnel to secure th(...)

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