Caroline Dwyer: ‘We didn’t get to hear anything until the following day. I was at work, and my husband rang me. He said ‘Have you had any strange phone calls?’ ’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Caroline Dwyer was going through her emails the other day, and she found the last one her son, Michael, ever sent her. It was on Mother’s Day, March 2(...)

Caroline Dwyer, mother of Michael Dwyer, at Leinster House following a Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence Committee meeting on the killing of Mr Dwyer in Bolivia. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence have committed themselves to supporting Caroline Dwyer, the mother see(...)

Caroline Dwyer outside Bolivia’s foreign ministry in La Paz.

Irish authorities have expressed “serious concerns” about the Bolivian government’s treatment of Michael Dwyer’s mother during a trip to the country t(...)

Michael Dwyer’s mother and sister travelled to Santa Cruz to visit the places where Michael  spent his last days before he was shot dead in Hotel las Americas. Photograph: Julien Behal/Phoenix Films

Santa Cruz is planned out in a series of concentric circles. My translator tells me there were just two when he was growing up. Now, each year seems t(...)

Left behind: Caroline Dwyer and her daughter Aisling in room 457 of Hotel las Americas, in Santa Cruz. Photograph: Julien Behal/Phoenix Films

They wore summer dresses and sandals, and you could at first glance have mistaken them for a mother and daughter off on a girls’ holiday together. But(...)

Michael Dwyer: an elite police unit stormed the hotel  in which he was staying   on April 16th, 2009. Mr Dwyer and two others were shot dead in the raid. Photograph: PA Wire

The mother and sister of Michael Dwyer have made an “emotional but necessary” visit to the hotel room in Santa Cruz where the Irish man was shot dead(...)