It has not been a safe year for journalists. Since January 1st, 27 have been killed while working, or for reasons related to work. On Friday the lates(...)

 Israeli police arrest a man during a procession in the Old City of Jerusalem for slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh prior to her funeral. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israeli police officers on Friday charged at Palestinian mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed this week in t(...)

Ukrainian servicemen fire shells from a mortar from their position near Kharkiv on May 9th. Photograph: EPA/Stringer

Ukraine says its troops are retaking territory in its eastern Kharkiv province as Moscow’s forces focus on seizing control of the Donbas region to the(...)

 Simon Coveney at the  Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare: The Minister  says  defence spending is likely to increase by 50 per cent, or €500 million annually, in the next few years. Photograph: Alan Betson

The use of a nuclear weapon by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine is not likely but it is possible, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said(...)

A woman weeps while observing Orthodox Easter at the Church of St. Andrew on Sunday in Bucha, Ukraine. The church grounds were the site of mass graves of people killed during the Russian occupation of the town. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Evidence of war crimes in Ukraine abounds. Abandoned bodies, hands tied behind their backs, were found on the streets of Bucha. Hundreds of dead child(...)

Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov pictured with traditional Easter foods at the Russian Orthodox Church in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Russian ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov claims to have received many messages of support for his country’s invasion of Ukraine. Mr Filatov sa(...)

The death has occured of James Kingston, legal adviser at the Department of Foreign Affairs and a member of its management board for the past 13 years. Photograph: Twitter/DFATIRL

The death has occured of James Kingston, legal adviser at the Department of Foreign Affairs and a member of its management board for the past 13 years(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said what he had seen on a visit to Ukraine last week was ‘profoundly shocking’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Russian forces in Ukraine have shown “an utter disregard for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians”, Minister for Foreign Aff(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba (centre) in Kyiv: Ireland is backing calls for an EU oil embargo on Russia as part of ‘a maximalist approach to sanctions’. Photograph: PA

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Simon Coveney, has said Ireland wants Russia to answer for “mass murder” and probable war crimes in Ukra(...)

Bodies  are exhumed from a mass grave at  a  church in  Bucha, Ukraine. Photograph:   Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty

Russia has rejected US allegations that it is committing genocide in Ukraine, where president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Kyiv’s military needs more heav(...)

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