Frances Haugen says Facebook’s ranking algorithms, which are primarily based on how many engagements a post receives, are “literally fanning ethnic violence”. Photograph: iStock

Facebook should face questioning from Oireachtas members following allegations it products have helped to stoke violence against ethnic minorities, a (...)

 Katherine Zappone says  she will not be taking up the role of UN special envoy.  Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

Summer 2020 Former minister for children Katherine Zappone moves to New York after losing her Dáil seat. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney t(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin moved again to play down the continuing controversy over Mr Coveney’s deletion of texts from Ms Zappone. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has predicted information due to be released by the Department of Foreign Affairs on the planned appointment of Katherine Zap(...)

Eoin Robinson in Abu Dhabi: “The majority of people got [the Chinese vaccine] here. The medical facilities over here are world-class.”

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has been asked to consider reviewing travel restrictions that require Irish citizens who have received non-Europe(...)

People arrive to quarantine at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry:  Teachers returning from the Middle East who are fully  vaccinated with the Chinese vaccine will  be required to quarantine on their return. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fully vaccinated Irish teachers returning from their posts in the Middle East are facing mandatory hotel quarantine because they received the Chinese-(...)

The American Irish Historical Society property on Fifth Avenue. Photograph: Google Maps

The Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee has written to the board of the American Irish Historical Society urging it to reverse its decision to sell i(...)

Annie Lynch, 79, from Dublin is administered the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as the first person to receive it in Ireland, at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: EPA/MARC O’SULLIVAN / POOL

The landmass now known as Britain first disconnected from the Continent between 6000 and 5500 BC. Popular, if not populist, descriptions of what happe(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, and happy Valentine’s Day — the day the price of a bunch of roses rises by national children’s hospital proportions. Matters in Fianna (...)

‘LE Samuel Beckett’  is back on duty in the  Mediterranean in Operation Sophia. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Operation Sophia, the EU naval operation in the Mediterranean in which the Irish naval ship the LE Samuel Beckett is participating, is helping the Lib(...)

President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation on Monday allows the United States to impose additio(...)

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