Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The head of a key European institution has said that Sunday’s referendum in Greece falls below acceptable international standards for such plebiscites(...)

Ryanair: says  no evidence to support claims that its employment practices are bogus or atypical and describes statements by various individuals as misleading or unfounded. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair has warned witnesses at a recent European Parliament committee hearing, who had criticised its employment practices, that it will take legal(...)

 Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said her office prefers to take an “engaged” approach to dealing with privacy issues that arise with mult(...)

Temperatures continue to soar in Azerbaijan, rising above 35 degrees yesterday, which of course meant spending the morning down by the pool. As in (...)

‘It will be an interesting weekend. Such are the huge risks and uncertainties that both sides would face if Greece left the euro, a deal could be done, either on Monday or in the following days.’ Above, a young woman walks past a graffiti called ‘Death of Euro’ by French street artist Goin, in central Athens on June 19th, 2015. Photograph: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

Most of what you have read about the consequences of a Greek euro exit in the last while has been a mixture of speculation, conjecture and guesswork. (...)

‘I dream of weekends in Dublin; of being buffeted by wind crossing O’Connell Bridge, under the screeching seagulls that ride the air currents over the muddy Liffey.’

Last November, The Irish Times invited readers abroad to submit reflections on their relationship with the land they left. The story below is one w(...)

The Government has today decided to withdraw 1c and 2c coins from circulation, with prices being rounded up or down as appropriate. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Government has agreed to the rounding of prices involving 1c and 2c coins to the nearest 5c, which would lead to the withdrawal of the coins from (...)

Professor Simon Fishel, president of the Care fertility group, said: “This case is important and highlights a future direction of human reproductive technologies. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who had her ovarian tissue removed and frozen following a childhood illness has made history by giving birth after having her fertility restor(...)

A tourist takes pictures of Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu a day after the earthquake in Kundasang, a town in the district of Ranau. Photograph: Mohd Rasfanmohd/AFP/Getty Images

The bodies of 11 climbers have been recovered from Malaysia’s highest peak Mount Kinabalu after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a series of lands(...)

The US has standing in the Fifa cases because allegedly corrupt transactions were made through banks based in America. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

It is half-time in the match between the US justice system and Fifa. In the first half, the Americans took a shock early lead, with the unexpected arr(...)