Israeli workers dismantle tents during a demolition operation of a Palestinian bedouin encampment in the area of Humsa, east of the village of Tubas in the north of the occupied West Bank. Photograph:  Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland, as a member of the UN Security Council, has called on Israel to halt the demolition and confiscation of Bedouin homes in the Jordan Valley. (...)

It is the fourth time Ireland has held one of the 10 rotating seats on the influential UN Security Council.

Ireland will be aim to be “a catalyst for more consensus building” as the State takes a seat on the UN Security Council, Minister for Foreign Affairs (...)

Dr Catherine Day, chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly, says there is a feeling from the assembly  that gender equality is going backwards, not forwards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The #MeToo and Waking the Feminists movements demonstrate how far women are from achieving gender equality, Dr Catherine Day has said. Dr Day, chairw(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone

When Ireland first announced its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2021-22 term, Bertie Ahern was taoiseach, George (...)

From left; Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney,   react as it was confirmed that Ireland had secured a seat on the  United Nations Security Council. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Why is winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council a big deal? The 15-member UN Security Council is the most powerful body in the UN system(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern spoke with UN secretary general António Guterres in New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Evan Schneider/Flickr

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern on Wednesday stressed to the UN the need for focus on maintaining peace in Papua New Guinea after an independence refere(...)

There will be an address from President Michael D Higgins in the Round Room of the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

January 21st Members of the Dáil and the Seanad will meet in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, where the first public mee(...)

Bono joked that ‘the worst thing’ he could say about Canada was that they are ‘nice’. Photograph: Kim Haughton

U2 frontman Bono gave his full-throated support to Ireland’s bid for a UN Security Council seat saying that “storytellers” were needed to explain the (...)

  President Michael D Higgins makes his address to the UN General Assembly in New York  on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. Photograph: Maxwells

The world’s turbulent countries can learn something from Ireland’s successful peace process, President Michael D Higgins told a United Nations meetin(...)

Michael Brown: ‘You never switch off in this job but I love it’

The “Big Fella” peeps over Mick Browne’s shoulder – he has his back. Standing tall, the statuette of Michael Collins rests on a table behind the desk (...)

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