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 Irish Defence Forces soldiers pictured  in southern Lebanon in 2007. The government considered ending Ireland’s involvmenent in the Unifil mission 20 years earlier after  a corporal was killed in January 1987.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The death of a Defence Forces corporal serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon prompted the government to consider withdrawing f(...)

“The decision to develop the Galway Technology Centre was very forward thinking at the time,” says Niamh Costello, who has been the centre’s general manager for the past four years

Back in 1992 innovation centres were not really part of the start-up landscape they are today. There were only a handful of units thinly spread across(...)

 Ahead of next month’s summit, the Irish Government wants Britain to make a written declaration outlining how it plans to avoid a hard Border.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary

In an ornate reception room at the Irish Embassy in London on Wednesday evening, a distinguished assembly of MPs, peers, senior Whitehall officials, a(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and French president Emmanuel Macron clashed in a discussion at the European Council last week over another idea favoured by France, a potential digital tax. Photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will discuss Brexit and the future direction of the European Union with French president Emmanuel Macron during their first bil(...)

During his  State visit to Australia, President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina visit the Irish Support Agency in Bondi, Sydney. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Olivia and Brian Macalister had enough. The married couple had good jobs and worked long hours in Dublin but struggled to save for a deposit to buy a (...)

The Irish Times understands that an Irish man has drowned while holidaying on the Maldives island group (above), south of India. File photograph: Google Maps

An Irish man has died tragically in the Maldives in what is understood to have been a drowning incident. The Irish Times understands the man was holi(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins visit the Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau (IASRB). With them, from left, are bureau members Cathy Mortell , Esme Friel and Anna Toner. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Eugene Naughton used to write a letter home to Co Meath once a month from Australia. If he wanted to talk to relatives, he had to plan – weeks in adva(...)

Simon Scotting with his Irish foreign birth registration document, in London, England.  Photograph: Andrew Wiard

He never contemplated being Irish. Not until Brexit loomed. The vote to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum shocked Simon Scotting. For(...)

Ibrahim Halawa (21) has spent more than four years in jail. File photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Ibrahim Halawa is in “good spirits” and looking forward to returning home to Ireland, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. The 21-year-old(...)

Ibrahim Halawa is set to receive a consular visit from the Irish Embassy in Cairo in the coming days

Ibrahim Halawa is set to receive a consular visit from the Irish Embassy in Cairo in the coming days, it has been confirmed. The Department of Foreig(...)

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