A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier relaxes in Bartella, a village  recaptured from Islamic State during the battle to retake Mosul, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on (...)

The Willows in Blackrock: the United Arab Emirates bought it in 2012 for about €5 million, some 70 per cent down from its original €16.5 million asking price in 2008

Many countries with an established state presence in Ireland have for decades amassed some of the capital’s most valuable properties. Few have sold u(...)

Russell Crowe attends a press conference for new film The Water Diviner at Claridges, London last week.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Russell Crowe’s new film The Water Diviner has been praised by the Australian embassy for its even handed portrayal of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaig(...)

About 70 protest outside Turkish embassy in Dublin

About 70 people attended a protest outside the  Turkish Embassy on Raglan Road in Dublin this afternoon. Director of Amnesty International(...)