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.

Europe

UK election: N Ireland waits to see how May deal helps DUP

Many people in Northern Ireland are waiting to see how the socially conservative Democratic Unionist Party will be rewarded for propping up UK Prime Minister Theresa May by supporting a minority government.

Ireland

Ireland could elect its first gay prime minister

Ireland could soon have its first openly gay prime minister. Leo Varadkar, the son of an Indian immigrant, is the favourite to win a ruling party vote.

Europe

Succession contest begins in Ireland for PM's post

Enda Kenny will step down as Fine Gael leader after almost 15 years and not lead party into election.

Enda Kenny resigns as Irish Fine Gael party chief

Human Rights

Mass graves in Ireland: A long history of Church abuse

When infant remains were found in a former home for unwed mothers last month, it didn't come as a surprise to everyone.

Mass graves in Ireland: A long history of Church abuse

Opinion

Martin McGuinness: Terrorist or Peacemaker?

The ex-IRA commander, who eventually played a key role in the Northern Irish peace process, is still dividing opinion.

Peter Geoghegan

by Peter Geoghegan

Peter Geoghegan

Ireland

Martin McGuinness, IRA peacemaker, dead at 66

McGuinness, a former armed group commander, laid down his weapons and became Northern Ireland's deputy first minister.

Head to Head

Martin McGuinness: Can political violence be justified?

Mehdi Hasan challenges Martin McGuinness, exploring the definition of terrorism and when to negotiate with the enemy.

Ireland

Brexit to affect Northern Ireland’s economy

Prime Minister Theresa May's expected to trigger article 50 in the coming days, beginning Britain's divorce from the European Union. Analysts say the move will have major ramifications on both sides of the Irish border.

Human Rights

Abortion in Ireland: 'It's your uterus, your decision'

On March 8, thousands in Ireland protested for the right to choose. We spoke to people on different sides of the issue.

Abortion in Ireland: 'It's your uterus, your decision'

Europe

Relatives want answers on Irish mass grave for babies

Relatives are demanding a full excavation of a mass grave of babies in the west of Ireland. The remains of almost 800 infants are thought to have been secretly buried at a former mother and baby home between the 1920s and 1960s.