Tánaiste Simon Coveney told the Dáil that Ireland’s clear position on the issue of Israeli settlements is that ‘settlements are illegal under international law’. File photograph: Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he “disagrees fundamentally” with the US declaration that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem are (...)

French Rafale warplanes preparing for take off at the Saint-Dizier aerial military base in eastern France on Friday. Photograph: EPA

The EU has endorsed the attacks last night by the US, UK, and France on Syrian government installations. In a statement this morning EU High Represen(...)