Europe

Britain and EU reach deal on 'Brexit' divorce terms

Deal paves way for second phase of Brexit negotiations, covering trade talks and transition period.

Human Rights

Irishman freed from Egypt returns to trauma and racism

Ibrahim Halawa adjusts to freedom, four years after being jailed in Egypt as a teenager, faced with trauma and racism.

Ibrahim Halawa on life in Egyptian prisons and freedom

Ireland

Ireland deputy PM resigns to avoid 'unwelcome election'

Ireland's deputy prime minister steps down, hours before a no-confidence motion in PM Leo Varadkar's government.

Europe

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader

Peacemaker and divisive former IRA spokesperson says he will retire next year after leading Sinn Fein for 35 years.

Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader next year

History

Should an Irish giant finally be left to rest in peace?

Ethical questions linger 234 years after surgeon who inspired Dr Jekyll character stole Byrne's towering corpse.

Should giant Charles Byrne be left to rest in peace?

Women's Rights

UK supreme court hears challenge to N Ireland abortion laws

A legal battle is under way in the UK's highest court over Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws.

Ireland

'I'm home': Irishman's Egypt jail ordeal finally ends

Detained in August 2013 over alleged role in Cairo protests, Halawa returns to Dublin singing pop number in celebration.

After four years in Egypt jail, Ibrahim Halawa is home

Weather

Three dead and 360,000 without power as Ophelia hits Ireland

At least three people have been killed by storm Ophelia in Ireland. It also left hundreds of thousands of houses and businesses without power.

Europe

Ireland braces for storm Ophelia's arrival

Former hurricane expected to bring severe weather conditions to the island, with gusts of up to 200km/h.

Ireland braces for storm Ophelia's arrival

Middle East

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in prison

Ibrahim Halawa, detained at age 17, is expected to walk free after years of 'mockery of justice' in pre-trial detention.

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in prison

Ireland

Anger as Irishman enters fifth year in Egyptian prison

Family, politicians and rights groups decry jailing of Ibrahim Halawa, who was 17 when arrested and faces death penalty.

Ibrahim Halawa enters fifth year in Egyptian prison

Ireland

Brexit could lead to UK-Ireland border control

Northern Ireland suffered almost 30 years of violent conflict before it ended two decades ago.

Europe

N Ireland extends deadline for Good Friday peace agreement

Talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland have been extended after political parties failed to reach a deal before the allotted deadline.

Europe

UK election: Will DUP alliance affect N Ireland peace process?

The result of the United Kingdom's election has thrown into question Northern Ireland's peace process.