Ireland was described as “a hero” for agreeing to take more than 1,000 migrants from war-torn regions; Joan Burton has said it is far too early to talk about an election pact between the coalition partners; Team Ireland fly out from Dublin today for the Special Olympics World Summer Games; Donald Trump has finally gone too far for some fellow candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
Three men have been found guilty of planning to murder former loyalist leader Johnny ”Mad Dog” Adair; Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has said that gender quotas have made it "difficult" for young, ambitious men; Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said that says the proposed 50c per hour increase in the minimum wage is a balanced compromise.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
Three men have been charged in the US over a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information hidden in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university.
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
“Enhanced interrogation” techniques used by the CIA on militants detained in secret prisons were ineffective and never produced information which led to the disruption of imminent terrorist plots, a declassified report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee found.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
Signs emerged of a reprisal sectarian slaughter of Sunnis in Iraq, as police said pro-government Shi’ite militiamen killed nearly four dozen detainees after insurgents tried to storm a jail and free them north-east of Baghdad.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
Hillary Clinton’s family was "dead broke" and saddled with legal bills when she and her husband left the White House, the former first lady said at the start of a high-profile book tour that could precede a 2016 presidential campaign.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
IT was a bitter political defeat. Formerly a front-runner for one of the United States’ most prestigious offices, an emotional Christine Quinn accepted her failure to secure the Democratic nomination for the New York mayoral election, and with her vanquished hopes went the last vestige of the Irish grip on Gotham.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2013
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet with him.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2013
More than four years after the world last heard from disgraced ex-sports star O.J. Simpson in court, one of the United States’ most famous prisoners is preparing to speak again in a bid to win freedom from a sentence that could keep him behind bars until he dies.
Wed, 15 May, 2013
The United States and Japan have offered new talks with North Korea to resolve the increasingly dangerous stand-off over its nuclear and missile programmes, but said the reclusive communist government first must lower tensions and honour previous agreements.
Sun, 14 Apr, 2013