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Lisa Smith: ‘You can’t blame me for what the Islamic State done. I don’t hold the same beliefs as them.’ Photograph: BBC

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would like to see suspected Isis supporter Lisa Smith and her child return to Ireland. Ms Smith (37) is being hel(...)

Stormont in Belfast: Northern Ireland is careening towards direct rule regardless of the wishes of the British or Irish governments. Photograph:  Paul Faith

Everyone had a quiet laugh at Gerry Adams last Thursday when he appealed during a Dáil debate on Brexit for “the Government and others, in the interes(...)

The research carried out by Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly identified seven key areas of unionist concern.

Loss of identity and land, nationalist “triumphalism” and renewed violence are among the fears unionists hold about the prospect of a united Ireland, (...)

A group from the Irish Elderly Advice Network outside Cassidy’s Hotel in Parnell Square after arriving in Dublin for the Gathering in 2013.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

More than 130 members of the Irish community attended a funeral service in London on Tuesday for an elderly Irishman who died without no mourners(...)

Keith and Keran Byrne met the week Keith was due to return to Ireland having outstayed his visa.

Irishman Keith Byrne, who is facing deportation in the United States, has beengiven leave until Friday to sign deportation documentation or face jail.(...)

Brussels has been conducting a preliminary investigation into Amazon’s business practices since last year. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The EU has launched a formal investigation into how Amazon uses data from other merchants selling goods on its websites, saying it wants to “take a ve(...)

Obesity costs the State €1.2 billion a year. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has signed into law the ability of physicians to prescribe cannabis-based drugs for a variety of conditions. N(...)

Keith and Keran Byrne met the week Keith was due to return to Ireland having outstayed his visa.

The sister of an Irish man facing deportation from the US has called on the Government to use its influence to try to persuade US authorities to allow(...)

Protesters march to offices of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) on Saturday in  Chicago. The rally called for an end to criminalisation, detention and deportation of migrants ahead of planned Ice raids. Photograph:  Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

These are anxious times for the estimated 12 million undocumented migrants living in the United States. A series of countrywide raids by Immigration a(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech during a high-level forum on debt at the Finance ministry in Paris in May 2019. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The Government continues to favour a global approach to a digital sales tax, in spite of France’s decision to push ahead unilaterally with a tax on Fa(...)

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