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Dublin Port says it has begun an ‘immediate investigation into the source of the data leak’

Dublin Port is bringing in private investigators in a bid to uncover the source of a “leak” about spending at the semi-state company. The move follow(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Irish troops in Mali in January. The existing troops are there in a non-combat training role.

Ireland went to war twice this week. One of these conflicts – the one that dominated public discussion – was a running joke. The idea that diplomatic (...)

Palestinian men check the site of an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of incendiary balloons were released from Gaza on Friday towards Israel, causing at least seven fires on the Israeli side of the border. Howeve(...)

Riot police block demonstrators from approaching the legislative council building in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

Before the return of Hong Kong in July 1997 to the People’s Republic of China, the latter signed an international agreement in 1984 known as the Sino-(...)

A virtual reality training project with the United Nations mine action service in Somalia.

Gabriel D’Arcy is not the typical chairman of a technology company. Originally starting his career in the Defence Forces, the path to VRAI took him th(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton delivers a speech during the 20th anniversary of the deployment of Nato troops in Kosovo, in Pristina on Thursday. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Former US president Bill Clinton was Kosovo’s chief guest of honour on Wednesday as it marked 20 years since Nato drove out Belgrade’s forces and help(...)

Irish Army Ranger wing on patrol in Chad in 2008. Photograph: Conor Lally

The Army Ranger Wing is being deployed to the UN mission in Mali for two years, with a team of 14 personnel to rotate every four months. A decision t(...)

New Democracy  party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis exits the polling booth amid voting for the second round of local elections, in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Constantina Peppa/Reuters

The hefty vote for opposition party New Democracy (ND) in Greece’s local and European polls has precipitated a general election scheduled for July 7th(...)

Murtaja Qureiris: rights groups say he was held for years without charge, first in solitary confinement and without access to a lawyer, before he was coerced into a confession. Photograph: Amnesty International

A Saudi teenager held for more than four years without charge faces possible execution for acts he is accused of having committed when he was as young(...)

Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, has called on the UN Security Council to help hold accountable the perpetrators of an attack on four oil tankers off the coast of the  UAE last month. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month were “most likely” perpetrated by a “state actor”, the United Nations(...)

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