Interns at Leinster House: L to R, Sheelan Yousefizadeh, TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Ebisinbofa Charles Titus, TD Tony McLoughlin and Larysa Karankovich. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is not the only country with an ambivalent attitude to its first language. Larysa Karankovich points to a similar problem in her home country (...)

Derry City’s Cliff Byrne in action during the Europa Cup clash against Shakhtyor Soligorsk at the Stroitel Stadium, Soligorsk, Belarus. Photo: Kirill Pavlovich/Inpho

Shakhtyor Soligorsk 5 Derry City 1 Derry City may have stunned Shakhtyor Soligorsk after just six minutes in Belarus last night, but it ended miserab(...)

Shakhtyor Saligorsk’s Siarhei Balanovich (left) is tackled by Shane McEleney of Derry City in the first leg of their Europa League Second Qualifying Round tie at the Brandywell. The sides meet in the second leg in Belarus tonight. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Derry City manager Peter Hutton says the media hype prior to last Thursday night’s Europa League game against Shakhtyor Soligorsk had an adverse effec(...)

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst meets Ciara Maguire, Mary Joyce, Elaine Clements and Deborah Donohoe outside the Dylan Hotel in Dublin last night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

About 40,000 people are taking to the streets for the Dublin Pride parade today, an annual event marked by colour and costumes but one which has nev(...)

Trina Gilchriest and Adi Roche of Chernobyl Children International welcome 11-year-old Maryna Malinouskaya to Ireland. Photograph: Brian Arthur

‘The most important thing for these children is to give them an opportunity to spend time away from the highly radiated areas they live in,” says Trin(...)

Eileen Morrissery from Kilkenny welcomes Alessia (13)  from the first plane to arrive from affected regions of Chernobyl at Shannon Airport today. Photograph:. Brian Arthur/Press 22

The Chernobyl Children International charity, which brings children effected by the fallout from the 1986 nuclear disaster to Ireland each year has hi(...)

Profitero co-founders (from left) Volodymyr Pigrukh, Dmitry Vysotski and Kanstantsin Chernysh.

Profitero, an online insights and ecommerce intelligence business for retailers and brands, has closed an $8 million (€5.9 million) funding round with(...)

Pro-Russian separatists load a truck with coffins containing their fallen colleagues in Donetsk yesterday. EPA/Jakub Kaminski

Russia has urged the West to prevent Ukraine sliding into “catastrophe” after fighting intensified between Kiev’s forces and pro-Moscow rebels who sh(...)

This document brings our countries to a new stage of integration, says Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. Photograph:  Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Kazakhstan and Belarus yesterday creating a vast trading bloc which he hopes will challenge the (...)

Conchita Wurst with the trophy after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen last night. Photograph: EPA

There are Eurovision victories - and then there are historic Eurovision victories. Last night’s was one of the latter, as Conchita Wurst won the conte(...)