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Gabriel Makhlouf: Joan Burton called for the process of appointing Mr Makhlouf as governor of the Cental Bank to be paused because of controversy engulfing him in his native New Zealand, where he is head of the treasury.

The recruitment process to pick the next Central Bank of Ireland governor cost €70,236, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has disclosed, as his cho(...)

Fiona Geraghty who died in Dubai was ‘lively but calm, strong but gentle, innovative and creative’, her school said

The family of an Irish teacher killed in a Dubai bus crash have said it was “with broken hearts” that they announced her death. Fiona Geraghty was am(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Donald and Melania Trump departed Shannon Airport on Friday afternoon bringing to a close the first visit to Ireland by the 45th president of the Unit(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh: ‘I’ll also organise townhall meetings to meet with them and see what we can do.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is to host a series of townhall-style meetings with Irish teachers based in the United Arab Emirates this summer in (...)

The passport office has dealt with the rise in demand by hiring 60 new full time staff.

First-time applicants for Irish passports coming from Britain face a wait of 60 working days for their document to arrive, while Northern Irish applic(...)

 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Irish tourists who cancel upcoming holidays to Sri Lanka in the wake of Easter weekend’s terrorist attacks will not be able to claim anything under th(...)

Statue of Robert Emmet on Embassy Row at 24th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Washington: How Lincoln came to be familiar with Emmet’s speech is not known. Photograph: Carol M Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty

On a leafy corner of northwest Washington stands a statue of Irish nationalist hero Robert Emmet. The bronze statue is one of four scattered around (...)

 Sally O’Neill pictured at Áras An Uachtarain in March 2015 with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, a leading figure in the overseas development organisation Trócaire, after her death in a car crash in Guatem(...)

People recovering  their belongings in Manica province, central Mozambique,  after the passage of  cyclone Idai. Photograph:    EPA/Andre Catueira

The Irish Embassy in Maputo is to provide €400,000 to the relief effort to help people in Mozambique after a cyclone killed hundreds and left thousand(...)

US president Donald Trump picks up a bowl of shamrocks in the White House on St Patrick’s Day last year as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US vice-president Mike Pence look on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Rituals matter. Next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will present a bowl of shamrock to US president Donald Trump in the White House, continuing a tradi(...)

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