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An additional 220 temporary staff have been employed to deal with the surge in demand for passports. Photograph: Alan Betson.

TDs’ offices should not become passport processing centres, the Dáil has heard, as it emerged that 500,000 passports have been issued to date this yea(...)

Leo Varadkar: “We have much more to do and it’s going to take many more years”

They didn’t bother with a cake or anything like that. And there wasn’t a hint of many happy returns in the air. But opposition TDs didn’t let the occ(...)

Scientology: the church’s community centre in Firhouse in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When the neat white package arrived at Rosmini Community School, in Drumcondra, three months ago, Chris Gueret was impressed. Inside it the religious-(...)

The Church of Scientology community centre in Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Residents and politicians in Firhouse have expressed concern about community outreach efforts by the Church of Scientology in the south Dublin suburb.(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa’s sisters Nosayba, Somaia, Omaima, Fatima and Khadija with their children Aisha, Sundus and Hamza protesting along with members of Amnesty International outside the Egyptian Embassy in Dublin on August 17th to mark the fourth anniversary of his arrest. Photograph: Alan Betson

The family of Ibrahim Halawa have expressed concern over the latest delay in concluding the trial of the young Irish man and the effects this is havin(...)

Ibrahim Halawa  will have to wait another three weeks for the verdict in a trial over Muslim Brotherhood protests in Cairo in 2013, his lawyers have said. Photograph: Family Handout/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been assured by the Egyptian president the case of Ibrahim Halawa will be resolved swiftly once the verdict is known. Mr V(...)

Michael Hayes on BBC Northern Ireland where he declared himself an active participant in the Birmingham massacre of November 21st, 1974.

On Tuesday, Seán Crowe rose to make a fine speech in the Dáil to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Speaking on behalf of Sinn Féin(...)

Charlie Flanagan: said he would reject comments disrespectful of the Irish language and inconsistent with the principles of the Good Friday agreement

The Government’s position is that the Belfast Agreement and successor agreements must be implemented in full, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Fla(...)

Caroline Dwyer, mother of Michael Dwyer, at Leinster House following a Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence Committee meeting on the killing of Mr Dwyer in Bolivia. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence have committed themselves to supporting Caroline Dwyer, the mother see(...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “The controversy concerning the substance of the RHI scheme is a matter solely and exclusively for the devolved institutions, and not something on which I, or the Government, would comment.” Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has refused to be drawn on the northern political controversy surrounding the Renewable Heat Incentive (...)

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