Charlie Duggan (15 months) pictured on Pearse Street in Kilkenny ahead of this Weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

1. Deadlock in Cabinet over response to €13bn Apple tax ruling Fine Gael and Independent members of the Government failed to reach agreement last nig(...)

Asli Vatansever: ‘Suddenly we were not afraid any more – not afraid of authority, not afraid to say no, not afraid to talk to strangers on the street, not afraid to be naive enough to believe that we could change the world.’

Asli Vatansever never thought of herself as a political activist, but she can put a date on the moment when that began to change. On May 31st, 2013,(...)

Former Turkish president Abdullah Gul, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s Grand National Assembly president Ismail Kahraman  and former PM Ahmet Davutoglu attend the funeral service for victims of the thwarted coup in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Burak Kara/Getty Images

The Turkish government said it had full control of the country last night as it intensified its crackdown on thousands of soldiers and judges who alle(...)

The scene where Gareth Hutch was shot dead at Avondale House flats complex on North Cumberland Street. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Despite assurances that the gang crime problem will be tackled and promises of extra gardaí, this Government is vulnerable on the issue of crime, says(...)

Scotland’s Minister for Europe  Humza Yousaf (left): ‘The Irish are seen as close friends, indeed our cousins.’ Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ireland is the only foreign state whose voice should be heard in the referendum on the United Kingdom’s future in the European Union, a Scottish minis(...)

Some of the reported victims. Top row (L-R) followed by bottom row (L-R): Valentin Ribet; Caroline Prénat; Nick Alexander; Nohemi Gonzalez; Guillaume B. Decherf; Djamila Houd; Mathieu Hoche; Alberto González Garrido; Kheireddine Sahbi; Elif Dogan.

Citizens of at least 15 countries were among the 129 people killed in the attacks in Paris on Friday night. Police said they had identified 103 of t(...)

A policeman redirects civilians in front of the Bataclan concert hall. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Police have identified a 29-year-old French citizen they suspect was among three attackers who killed almost 100 people at the Bataclan concert venue (...)

American rock group Eagles of Death Metal perform on stage on November 13th, 2015 at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris,  moments before  men armed with assault rifles stormed the venue and killed scores. An Irish man was injured during the assault. Photograph: Marion Ruszniewski/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital in Paris after undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds he suffered during the attack on th(...)

“My friend went forward to try and see what was going on, and he said two people had been shot,” says Cormac Flynn, a 35-year-old web developer from Dundalk who has been living in Paris for almost nine years and was caught up in the attacks on Friday night.

It was after 9pm in Paris on Friday. Cormac Flynn, his boyfriend and two of their friends were having dinner at Le Centenaire, a restaurant in the ci(...)

Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Photograph: UNHCR/ M Hawari/ Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

In Jordan’s remote northeastern desert, a barren moonscape bounded on three sides by Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, the gleaming white symmetrical huts(...)

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