Over 2,500 facebook users clicked ‘like’ on a post featuring junior minister Simon Harris. The party blamed ‘spamming’ for the surge in ‘Like’ clicks after the post-Budget Q&A.

Fine Gael has said its official Facebook account was “spammed” after a post-budget Q&A with junior minister Simon Harris attracted over 2,500 ‘lik(...)

 St Kilda, a beachside area in  Melbourne, Australia, which, for the fourth year in a row remains the most liveable location of  140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Photograph:  Tourism Victoria

Dublin may struggle to make it into the top 50 most liveable cities on the planet, but it is apparently still a more desirable place to call home th(...)

It may be one of the most sought after places to live judging by property prices but in terms of liveability Dublin comes way down the list.According (...)

Locals and relatives gather at a beach after a ferry carrying at least 250 passengers capsized on the Padma River in Lauhajang, Bangladesh. Some 116 people are feared missing. Photograph: EPA.

Rescuers are struggling to locate a sunken ferry that was carrying hundreds of passengers when it capsized in a Bangladesh river.After the MV Pinak sa(...)

Homebound passengers on a ferry ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival, in Sadarghat, Dhaka in Bangladesh on July 27th. Millions of city dwellers travel to their villages to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

A ferry with about 200 passengers aboard capsized today in the river Padma southwest of Dhaka and rescue teams took about half of them to safety, the(...)

A general view of the stadium during fireworks in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina Photograph: Getty Images

The World Cup may be just over but the focus is already turning to Qatar 2022. The plight of workers preparing for the World Cup in Qatar is set to fe(...)

Ireland’s William Porterfield will lead his side out against England in Malahide again next year.  Photograph: Rowland White / Inpho / Presseye

Cricket Ireland will welcome England back to Malahide for an ODI in 2015, after the hugely succesful meeting between the two sides in 2013 attracte(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during the opening of a Primark store at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA 1:36

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was given a rock-star welcome worthy of David Hasselhoff himself when he arrived to open a new Primark store in Berlin yesterday (...)

German campaigners have called for greater transparency in Primark’s product supply chain. Photograph: Getty Images

German fairtrade groups have promised a “creative protest” when Taoiseach Enda Kenny opens the Berlin’s second Primark store tomorrow morning. Police (...)

From humble beginnings in Dublin, Primark is now a European giant. “Primania” may sound like an American wrestling tournament but is, the retailer assures us, the euphoric effect its fast and affordable fashion has on consumers across eight European countries.

Board Berlin’s U9 underground train and you’ll soon see why it’s nicknamed the “Primark Line”. The closer you get to the terminus in Steglitz, the hig(...)