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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at UN Post 2-45 where Irish troops are serving in Lebanon. Photograph: Jack Power

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar began his trip of the Irish peacekeeping troops in south Lebanon on Friday, visiting UN post 2-45, the main outpost for Irish D(...)

Ibrahim Halawa: the freed Irishman with media at Dublin Airport after spending four years in an Egyptian prison. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

While all about him the media were losing their heads, Ibrahim Halawa held his. As the lift doors opened at Dublin Airport and he faced the scrum, Hal(...)

Ibrahim Halawa returned to Ireland on Tuesday after four years in prison in Egypt.

Ibrahim Halawa arrived back in Dublin shortly after 11am on Tuesday, after spending more than four years in an Egyptian prison. Mr Halawa, from Firho(...)

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(...)

Ibrahim Halawa who has been acquitted of all charges in Egypt after four years in jail. Photograph:  Family Handout/PA Wire

The Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs will intervene directly if there is “any sense of unreasonable delay” in the release of Ibrahim Halawa (...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court outside Cairo. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

Irish diplomats have made initial contact with the Egyptian authorities about the release of Ibrahim Halawa following his acquittal on Monday. Mr Hal(...)

Ibrahim Halawa just moments after his acquittal in Cairo: The court must inform the interior ministry of its decision before his release process can get under way. Photograph: Declan Walsh/New York Times

Ibrahim Halawa’s solicitor is hopeful that the Tallaght man will be home by the beginning of next week, despite a 60 day window for a possible state a(...)

A Co Kerry sheep farmer who pursued two gardaí­with a loaded rifle while in the throes of a mental breakdown has been given a five year suspended sentence. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A Co Kerry sheep farmer who pursued two gardaí ­with a loaded rifle while in the throes of a mental breakdown has been given a five year suspended se(...)