Ibrahim Halawa

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Photograph: Defence Forces

Just after 3.30pm on Thursday, a WhatsApp message went around Irish diplomatic and military circles: “In the air, all safe. Take a deep breath.” It m(...)

Ibrahim Halawa: works  for Covalen, a company based in Sandyford, south Dublin, which is contracted by Facebook to moderate its content.

Contractors who moderate harmful online content for Facebook are put under pressure to “remain quiet” over unequal treatment and a lack of mental hea(...)

Tarlach McGonagle of the University of Amsterdam, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission chief commissioner Emily Logan and Siobhán Cummiskey of Facebook.

Online hate speech against groups such as asylum seekers and Travellers is widespread in Ireland but is seldom called out or reported, a new study has(...)

Electric Picnic: early-ticket holders can arrive from 4pm on Thursday, along with holders of camper-van tickets; the gates open at 9am on Friday for everybody else. Photograph: Niall Bouzon/Red Bull/Inpho

As kids pack their school bags for their first week back in class, adults pack their cars with tents, blow-up mattresses, a bag of cans and enough cri(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wears a lapel emblem with both the EU and Irish flags  at the Government Press Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 200 figures from Northern Ireland society have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warning that the UK’s split from Europe is offensive and un(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Ibrahim Halawa with Fr Seamus Fleming who made a presentation to welcome Ibrahim home after his four years in prison in Cairo.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ibrahim Halawa said on Friday that he was “taking time off” with his mother and the rest of his family following his return from Egypt on Tuesday afte(...)

 Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/EPA

President Emmanuel Macron has been criticised by human rights groups for receiving president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi as an honoured guest, and for saying(...)

Ibrahim Halawa at Dublin airport on Tuesday morning after returning from Cairo, where he spent four years in jail awaiting trial. Photograph: Colin Keegan / Collins
Ibrahim Halawa: home at last

It was a day his family long yearned for – and one that, in their darkest moments, they must have feared would never come. The sight of Ibrahim Halawa(...)

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