Thursday February 26, 2015
Media reports have identified the militant who appeared in various Islamic State beheading videos as British man Mohammed Emwazi.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Fears are growing for dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in Syria who recently beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.
Tuesday February 24, 2015
Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, a monitor has said.
Friday February 20, 2015
President Michael D Higgins has accepted an invitation from the United Nations to become one of ten global champions of its HeForShe campaign for gender equality.
Tuesday February 17, 2015
Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has received Cabinet approval for the Children and Family Relationship Bill.
Sunday February 15, 2015
Police shot dead a 22-year-old Danish-born gunman after he killed two people at a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free speech.
Friday February 13, 2015
A round-up of other national and international stories
Tuesday February 10, 2015
The Dáil has voted against Clare Daly's bill to allow terminations involving fatal foetal abnormalities, with one Labour TD voting against the Government in favour of the bill.
Monday February 09, 2015
International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is joining the legal team representing a group known as the "Hooded Men".
Sunday February 08, 2015
In the Vatican Pope Francis prayed for victims of human trafficking and called on governments to act against what he called "the shameful scourge".