David Donoghue

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Official agricultural policy involves rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland can be proud of its leading role, managed by our then ambassador, David Donoghue, in persuading the United Nations to adopt an ambitious progr(...)

Economist and campaigner Raymond Crotty: his Supreme Court case to prevent the government signing the Single European Act led to the landmark decision that the treaty must be put to the Irish people by way of a referendum. Photographer: Jack McManus

Taoiseach Charles Haughey was forced to engage in an urgent round of phone calls with European leaders in spring 1987 to explain why Ireland could not(...)

The eight-man IRA unit killed in a shoot-out with soldiers following the bombing of the Loughgall RUC station. Clockwise from top left: Gerard O’Callaghan, Antony Gormley, James Lynagh, Eugene Kelly, Declan Arthurs, Patrick McKerney, Seamus Donnelly and Patrick Kelly. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was rumoured to have set up a notorious IRA gang for ambush by the SAS as they tried to blow up a police station in Ma(...)

 Independent Alliance member and Minister for Tourism Shane Ross said a ‘compromise was reached’ over how Ministers are notified over UN votes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cabinet will be notified of controversial United Nations votes in advance in future following a “very direct” exchange of views over Saudi Arabia toda(...)

Ireland’s ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, is to become ambassador to the US. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Ireland’s ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, is to become ambassador to the United States as part of a rotation in the senior ranks at the Department (...)

Cardinal Cahal Daly: “The Northern accent, after all, grates on a lot of Southerners”

A leading Catholic bishop warned a government official in 1986 that Gerry Adams’s plan to end Sinn Féin’s abstentionist policy would not mean an end (...)

Minister Charlie Flanagan speaking at the UN general assembly in New York on Saturday. Photograph: CharlieFlanagan/Twitter

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan in an address to the UN has called for greater coordinated international effort in response to the Middl(...)

 UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon speaks at the  start of the summit on refugees in New York. Photograph:  Justin Lane/EPA

On Monday, one of the highest-level global summits ever convened on refugees and mass migration took place at the UN General Assembly in New York. Alo(...)

An Oxfam worker holds lifejackets  collected from the beaches of Chios, Greece and used by adults and children. They are on display at the Brooklyn Bridge park ahead of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York on Monday. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

It is more than a year since the images of the washed-up bodies of children and other migrants shocked the world, exposing the failures to cope with a(...)

Refugee youths gesture from behind a fence at Nizip refugee camp near Gaziantep, Turkey, April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Umit Bektas/File/Reuters

A document due to be presented for approval by world leaders at the UN in New York on September 19th will condemn all acts of racism, discrimination, (...)

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