Lisa Smith is being asked by Special Branch counterterrorism detectives about her movements, activities and communications in Europe, Africa and the Middle East since she converted to Islam about a decade ago. Photograph: BBC

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith is being questioned for a further 24 hours at a Dublin Garda station as part of the criminal investigation int(...)

Eugene Kelly, solicitor Darragh Mackin, Antoinette Keegan and MEP Lynn Boylan,  at a press conference by the Stardust victims’ families group following the announcement of new inquests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fresh inquests into the deaths of 48 people in the 1981 Stardust fire will be the fourth time an inquiry has been held into the cause of the trage(...)

A candlelit vigil at the site of the Stardust nightclub fire in Artane, Dublin, before the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the 48 people who died on Valentine’s Day, 1981. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“They never came home”, read the plaque to victims of the Stardust tragedy, unveiled at the site of the former Artane nightclub by victims’ families o(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, hold a poster of him at their home in Dublin in 2014.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A verdict is expected today in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa, whose detention in Egypt for almost three years has drawn international condemnation. Mr(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson: the Democratic Unionist Party MP  is facilitating  the Families for Justice delegation in London. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A group campaigning for the truth about unsolved killings and other crimes is going to Westminster to raise concerns about the Garda and Department of(...)

Ibrahim Halawa has been held in prison in Cairo since August 2013.

Ibrahim Halawa has expressed “upset” and “frustration” at the Government’s lack of direct public intervention regarding his detention in Egypt. The(...)