Socrates with Athena looking over his shoulder in Athens

In a bid to push beyond “common sense”, The Irish Times explores important ideas of the past, present and future through conversations with different (...)

An anti-austerity protester holds a Greek flag during a rally in Athens yesterday. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

Tens of thousands of Greeks yesterday joined the country’s fourth general strike this year, bringing the country to a standstill in protest at plans (...)

Municipal police officers on motorbikes take part in a protest outside the parliament in central Athens during a rally against public sector layoffs.  Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters.

Greek unemployment hit a new high today as public sector workers such as police and binmen took to the streets of Athens for a fourth day running to (...)

A man checks a document as he leaves a Greek Manpower Employment Organisation  office in central Athens May 9, 2013. Greece’s jobless rate rose to 27 per cent in February. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters.

Greek youth unemployment shot to a record 64 per cent in February, underscoring the dire state of the recession-hit economy despite signs of im(...)

An explosion this evening near Greece’s most famous monument, the Acropolis, followed a warning call to a Greek newspaper. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Bloomberg

A bomb exploded outside a ship owner’s house near the Acropolis in central Athens tonight, causing damage but no injuries, police said. (...)