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 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(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley: ‘never intended to cause offence’. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has said her description of killings by the British army and police during the Troubles as not being crimes was “a sl(...)

When in Rome... Photograph: iStock

The centre of Rome will be awash with green rugby jerseys this weekend ahead of the Ireland-Italy match at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Irish fans c(...)

The passport division of the Irish embassy in London has warned that it is ‘under pressure’ due to the rising number of applications ahead of Brexit. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The passport division of the Irish embassy in London has warned that it is “stretched and working under pressure” and that staffing levels “are not su(...)

The Irish passport is ‘a representation of a real Irish person’, according to Fiona Penollar, who  heads the Passport Service. Photograph: Frank Miller

Lefortovo Prison in Moscow is named after a close ally of Tsar Peter The Great. During Stalin’s “Great Purge” in the late 1930s it served as a torture(...)

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes Co Limerick.

The US Treasury has waived sanctions on Rusal, the Russian energy giant which owns Aughinish Alumina in Limerick, in a move that has been welcomed by(...)

The man detained at Dublin Airport described the incident as “probably the worst moment of my life”.

The legal team of a man from an Arab country, who was detained while transiting through Dublin Airport in June, has called on the Government to apolog(...)

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