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Speaking from the Al-Hawl refugee camp, Lisa Smith said she misses Ireland. Photograph: ITV News

Lisa Smith, an Irish woman who travelled to join Islamic State, has denied taking part in military activities while in Syria. In her third interview(...)

’Once inside, we were able to see the politicians in action in the chamber of the Oireachtas’ Photograph: iStockphoto

As I walked down the street from the Department of Justice to the gates of Leinster House as one of the winners of a “Women in Politics” video competi(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as she leaves Farmleigh House: the visit was “the message”. Photograph:  Maxwellphotography.ie/Pool

A week ago, when Dr Angela Merkel’s visit to Dublin was announced, a German spokesman told our Berlin correspondent Derek Scally the “visit is the mes(...)

Dara Calleary: “I presume, Tánaiste, the Taoiseach and President Macron aren’t discussing their Kylie collections”

Brexit is all very fine, but the people of Belgooly are being held to ransom. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs may be preoccupied with t(...)

“Yes” campaigners celebrate after the Lisbon Treaty referendum, outside Dublin Castle on  October 3rd, 2009. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

An insightful Spanish diplomat once suggested to me that the problem with a referendum was that it’s like inviting somebody to the cinema. If they say(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (left) has said that the DUP has not represented Northern Ireland following the unionist party’s deputy leader Nigel Dodds’ (right) comments. Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters and Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney has played down the significance of remarks by DUP deputy leader, Nigel Dodds that he would r(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce annual networking dinner in the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin on Friday evening. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said the focus of the Irish government this weekend turns away from what is happening in Westminster to preparing for a no-(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley at the  Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in Westminster.  Photograph:  PA Wire

The Belfast Agreement requires the British government to consult with Dublin before imposing direct rule in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Northern Se(...)

Workers offload food aid from a South African National Defence Force helicopter on Monday in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Buzi, near Beira, Mozambique. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Fresh fundraising appeals have been made to provide relief to hundreds of thousands people in Southern Africa who are suffering in the aftermath of Cy(...)

A Leave supporter holds up a blue UK passport  at a pro-Brexit march in Sunderland. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

British travellers will get a stamp in their passport every time they enter and leave the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Europea(...)

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