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Family handout photograph of (left to right) Ibrihim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia, who were among hundreds of people forced to leave the Al Fateh mosque in Cairo by Egyptian security forces.

The four Irish citizens who were trapped in a besieged Egyptian mosque are now being held in Cairo’s Tora jail after the security forces stormed the (...)

“I call on the [Egyptian] authorities to show the utmost restraint at this point, and on all sides in Egypt to refrain from further violence, and to work to overcome their differences in the interests of their country and people,” Tánaister Eamon  Gilmore has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has urged the Egyptian authorities to show restraint following its crackdown on supporters of the ousted president that left mo(...)

Among the issues Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will be raising during during the four-day political and trade mission to Beijing and Shanghai will be access to the Chinese market for Irish beef.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has announced that Ireland has secured full market access to China for salmon exports, a major boost to selling Irish seafood t(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy (C) arrives at the scene of a train crash that killed at least 77 people  near Santiago de Compostela. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has written to Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy expressing sympathy on behalf of the Irish people to those injured in the cra(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore urged anyone concerned that a loved one may have been on the train that crashed in Spain to contact his Department. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There is no indication at this stage that any Irish citizens were involved in the train crash that killed 77 people in Spain, Tánaiste and Minister fo(...)

Despite the concerted effort made by various charities to keep the Makeni school alive, St Joseph’s has to battle for every cent: on current projections the school will run out of money next month.

There was no mistaking the presence of the Catholics in Makeni, a large town three hours inland from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Past the d(...)

The definitive photograph of Beckett taken by John Minihan in Le Petit Café, PLM Hotel, Boulevard St Jacques, Paris, 1985 The definitive photograph of Beckett taken by John Minihan in Le Petit Café, PLM Hotel, Boulevard St Jacques, Paris, 1985
Paris, Beckett and Me
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  • July 13, 2013, 01:00

Paris changes less than other major cities. The meeting places where intellectuals find themselves may change, from Montmartre to Montparnasse, fro(...)

An ambulance brings injured tourists to the hospital at Cienfuegos.

An Irish national and two Britons are among 16 tourists injured when their bus overturned on a road in Cuba. Local reports said the government-operate(...)

Independent TD Clare Daly claimed there was no strict adherence to rules when Jack Charlton was building his Republic of Ireland teams in the 1980s and 1990s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government should take an approach to whistleblower Edward Snowden’s asylum plea similar to Jack Charlton’s approach in building his Republic of I(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, European Council president Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso at a joint news conference last Friday at the end of the European Union summit. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

It was only a throwaway remark but it said a multitude about Ireland’s standing in Europe. Earlier this month, as he defended the European Union’s dec(...)

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