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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(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa  has been acquitted of all charges in Egypt after four years in jail.

The Egyptian legal authorities have not yet begun to process the paperwork for Ibrahim Halawa’s release from jail. “The first stage hasn’t even been (...)

After four years of detention, Irish man Ibrahim Halawa was cleared of all charges relating to a protest in August 2013.  Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says he is very frustrated by the delays in the release of Ibrahim Halawa. However, he said he wanted to (...)

 London-Irish Abortion Rights campaigners outside the Irish Embassy  on Chapel Street, Belgravia, London, as they host the London March for Choice. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Pro-choice campaigners have gathered in London to call for a change to Ireland’s strict abortion laws, urging an engagement in “respectful debate” ahe(...)

Imam Hussein Halawa stayed relatively quiety during the campaign for his son’s release, saying “I didn’t want people to think I was using and exploiting my platform, position and job for personal advantag.”

Hussein Halawa was about to head to the mosque in Clonskeagh on Monday when he got a text saying his son Ibrahim’s trial was being broadcast live on a(...)

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