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A file photograph from 1998 of Frank McCann who is serving two concurrent life terms.

The sister of Esther Leonard, who was murdered by her husband Frank McCann in 1992, believes the lives of her family and the lives of others would be (...)

Posting and photograph by Ibrahim Halawa on his Facebook page on Friday:  “Finally the day where I can see the sky without bars, smell fresh air, walk freely and smile deeply from the bottom of my heart. But I miss one thing and it’s being home.                                             I wanna thank the team at the embassy who worked very hard. The ambassador Sean O’Regan, former ambassador Damien Cole, Shane Gleeson, Vincent Herlihy. Thank you to everyone who helped I love you all.”

Ibrahim Halawa’s family said on Sunday night his safety remained a concern until he boards a plane and leaves Egypt. Mr Halawa, from Firhouse, Talla(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates his release with his sister Nosayba in Cairo. Photograph via Facebook page

Ibrahim Halawa told his father “Dad, Dad! I left prison! I’m on the streets! Dad, I’m free!”, shortly after his release after four years in jail in Eg(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency has warned over a microscopic parasite in drinking water. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Some 161,000 people are at risk of crippling illness from a microscopic parasite in drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency has warned. (...)

A photo of a Houston  bayou from Chris Bohill’s porch on Sunday afternoon.

An Irish man based in Houston has said the “sheer magnitude” of the floods in the city “is too hard to comprehend”. Chris Bohill, from Downpatrick, (...)

Shauntelle Tynan (19), from Graiguecullen in Co Carlow is in Houston to attend specialist treatment in Texas Children’s Hospital.

A Carlow teenager battling cancer who had been stranded amid the flooding disaster in Houston has been evacuated from her apartment and brought to Tex(...)