A Greek orthodox priest in front of a pre-election kiosk of the radical left Syriza party in Athens. Greeks will vote on their next government on January 25th. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

European Parliament vice-president Dimitris Papadimoulis has moved to calm fears among EU leaders at the prospect of the anti-austerity leftist Syriza(...)

Latvia’s prime minister Laimdota Straujuma addresses the European Parliament on January 14th, 2015. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters.

Latvia’s presidency of the EU will seek greater support for the Ukraine against “the aggression of Russia”, Latvian prime minister Laimdota Straujuma (...)

Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan: final legislation was a “watered down” version of earlier drafts. Photograph: The Irish Times

European Union member states are to be allowed restrict or prohibit cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms, commonly known as (...)

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, said that “seventy years on from the liberation of Auschwitz we must fight for the rights of each and every human being”. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA.

Seventy years after the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp Jews in the EU still fear for their safety, the president of the European (...)

Ballybrophy-Limerick used to be part of  the main route from Dublin to Limerick, but now it’s the State’s least used branch line. Just 23,000 passengers travelled it in 2014, a half a million fewer than used the longer, but now faster, route via Limerick Junction

There are just minutes to scramble from the intercity train to the branch line at Ballybrophy. Thankfully though, the two-carriage local train is wait(...)

Ballybrophy-Limerick used to be part of  the main route from Dublin to Limerick, but now it’s the State’s least used branch line. Just 23,000 passengers travelled it in 2014, a half a million fewer than used the longer, but now faster, route via Limerick Junction

There are just minutes to scramble from the intercity train to the branch line at Ballybrophy. Thankfully though, the two-carriage local train is wait(...)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal heard that Mr Shields has not worked for Dundalk Simon Community since 2008. Photograph: David Sleator

A former worker with Dundalk Simon Community remains an employee, although he has not worked there since 2008, the Employment Appeals Tribunal has be(...)

Dart and other commuter services reached 29.3 million journeys. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

Passenger journeys on Iarnród Éireann services increased by almost one million in 2014 but usage of the two worst-performing branch lines continued t(...)

A new application for planning permission for 26 houses of three and four storeys in the shell of the old hotel and 58 car spaces. Photograph: Protect the La Touche facebook

A planning application to redevelop the former La Touche Hotel in Greystones Co Wicklow, has been given a cautious welcome by local politicians. (...)

The scene of the fatal accident at Lower Main Street, in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal,  where a woman was  hit by a van on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Thomas Gallagher

Almost half of those killed in vehicles on the Republic’s roads last year were not wearing seat belts, according to provisional figures from the Road(...)