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Ireland is competing with Norway and Canada for two of the rotating seats on the 15-member UN Security Council. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

All eyes will turn to New York next week as world leaders descend on the city for the United Nations General Assembly. This year the focus is on clim(...)

Anthony Moynihan (54) of Rostellan, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cork Courts Ltd

A Cork man who was sentenced in his absence last week to seven years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy over a period of (...)

Anthony Moynihan (54) of Rostellan, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cork Courts Ltd

A 54- year-old Cork man who failed to show up to court on Friday for his sentencing for the rape and sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy over a decad(...)

Anthony Moynihan (54) of Rostellan, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cork Courts Ltd

A 54-year-old man who failed to show up for his sentencing for the rape and sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy has been arrested in Cork. Anth(...)

 Sean Gallagher said the presidency should be as ‘transparent as possible because after all, it is taxpayer’s money’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has listed the directorships of four different companies as his main occupation in a declaration to the Standard(...)

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher attended a defence Forces  protest outside  Leinster House on Wednesday and where he also met  some Fianna Fail   TDs. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A Fianna Fáil TD has said he is likely to vote for Sean Gallagher in the presidential election despite Micheál Martin saying his parliamentary party w(...)

Protester Kenneth Hanlon outside Mountjoy Prison during a demonstration over the imprisonment of  water charges demonstrators. Photograph: PA

Jailed water charge protesters can free themselves simply by undertaking to abide by court orders not to interfere with meter installers, a High Court(...)

President Higgins’s visit to China this week successfully combined cordial meetings with the country’s top leaders, well-chosen themes linking Ireland(...)

 Ivana Bacik  said she found it extremely moving, as she was sure her colleagues did, to watch the reports of the speeches given by Mr Higgins and the queen. Photogaph: Cyril Byrne

Senators welcomed the ongoing visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain. Ivana Bacik (Lab) said she found it extre(...)

Queen Elizabeth is no stranger to Irish. She used it to address guests at a special State Dinner in St Patrick’s Hall Dublin Castle in 2011. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The British monarchy’s official twitter account (@Britishmonarchy) announced the President’s arrival with a tweet as Gaeilge this afternoon. “T(...)

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