Muntadher Tareef (centre) and Hosham Hassen (right), who want to return to Iraq after about five months in Finland, at a travel agent in Helsinki. Many Iraqis who migrated for economic reasons, or out of curiosity about Europe, are now returning to their homeland. Photograph: Ilvy Njiokiktjien/The New York Times

Night after night, Mohammed al-Jabiry tossed and turned in his bed at a refugee centre in Finland, comparing life in Europe with life in Baghdad. Aft(...)

The  UEFA Euro 2016 European football championship will take place in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The city of Bordeaux intends to send out a “bienvenue” to Irish football fans next summer, French officials have promised. Ireland play Belgium in B(...)

“It threatened to name a clergyman in Rathmines said to be instructing female visitors in matters other than religion”

One hundred years ago this month, the already-crowded Dublin newspaper market acquired yet another new title – a weekly journal, published every Frida(...)

The claimant must attend National Lottery headquarters in person to officially claim the prize but has 90 days from the date of the draw to do so. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish winner of Friday night’s shared €132 million EuroMillions jackpot will have to wait till the end of the week before the money is pooled from(...)

Migrants and refugees walk after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia.  A Belgian mayor has proposed banning male refugees from a swimming pool for a month after complaints from female bathers. Photograph: Armed Nimani/AFP/Getty Images.

A Belgian mayor has proposed banning male refugees from a swimming pool for a month after complaints from female bathers. The idea from Marc Vanden (...)

Belgian soldiers stand guard in front of the Brussels’ Palace of Justice. A Belgian court has released from custody  one of 10 people charged with involvement in the Paris attacks. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A Belgian court released from custody on Friday one of 10 people charged with involvement in the Paris attacks because of insufficient evidence agains(...)

Digital Rights Ireland  is currently challenging the retention of data by telecoms companies in Ireland. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

The powers of the Garda and other investigative State agencies to access data retained by telephone and internet service providers will come to an end(...)

Martin O’Neill’s team will face Sweden, Belgium and Italy at the Euro 2016 finals in France next summer.

Uefa has confirmed that it received over 275,000 applications for the three games involving the Republic of Ireland at the Euro 2016 finals. With a (...)

Pamela Anderson, actor and animals rights defender, attends a news conference at the French National Assembly to protest the force-feeding of geese used in the production of foie gras, in Paris, France, January 19th, 2016. Photograph:  Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Former Baywatch actor Pamela Anderson triggered scenes of chaos in France’s parliament on Tuesday as journalists fought and shoved to hear her campaig(...)

 Toulouse stadium in France,  one of the venues of the UEFA Euro 2016 championships. File photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

UEFA has said the Republic of Ireland will be among the top five most supported teams at the UEFA European Championships in France this summer, based (...)