Salzburg’s Martin Hinteregger challenges Celtic’s Anthony Stokes as their teams fought to a draw. Photograph: AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

FC Salzburg 2 Celtic 2Celtic twice surrendered the lead to draw 2-2 with Salzburg in their thrilling Europa League Group D opener in Austria. Mubarak (...)

Kate Adams with children in Honduras

Nine years ago this week I boarded a plane and set off alone across the Atlantic. As my peers took their first tentative steps into the world of hi(...)

Mario Draghi: Several commentators said his action  postpones a divisive debate about launching an all-out programme to buy government bonds or quantitative easing. Photograph: EPA/Frank Rumpenhorst

Irish bond yields sank to fresh lows yesterday as global markets digested the impact of Europe’s latest monetary stimulus. The European Central Bank’s(...)

Author Elizabeth Bowen
10 great books by Irish women
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  The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen (1929)  Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, Elizabeth Bowen’(...)

Aer Lingus had its busiest trading day in five years as its share price closed out the session up 4.8% to €1.37. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Global stocks fell and treasuries extended gains as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed optimism on ECB stimulus. The crisis in Ukraine deepene(...)

Pedestrians walk with a dog near Apple’s campus in Cork. The company is the largest private employer in Cork, where it has around 4,000 people employed in roles, including supply chain and risk management operations.

Apple has released a new report into its support for jobs in Europe that estimates that it has created 629,000 jobs in Europe both directly and indire(...)

Barcelona’s Xavi (left) during the training session at St George’s Park, Burton-Upon-Trent. The Spaniard has announced that he will retire from international football. Photograph:  Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Spain midfielder Xavi has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old revealed at a press conference with Barcelona on Tuesd(...)

Austrian police said the woman was hiking with her dog in the Tyrol’s Stubaital valley and entered a fenced enclosure containing about 20 cows and calves

A herd of Austrian cows charged a German hiker and trampled her to death on Monday in a Tyrolean valley.Austrian police said the woman was hiking with(...)

The last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II (centre) with his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their son Alexis (being held by a Cossack) during celebrations at the Kremlin in 1913 to mark the Romanov family’s 300 years in power. The first World War broke out the following year.  Photograph: Henry Guttmann/Getty Images

Patriotic Demonstrations in St Petersburg On Nevsky Prospect As the latest news came from the theatre of war yesterday evening, people came out on to(...)

The number of Russian troops and weaponry along the border with Ukraine is increasing and is “well over 12,000”, Nato military commander General Phil(...)