The Mother Daughter relationship
  • People
  • February 28, 2015, 06:00

Are you mad about your mother? Or does your mother drive you mad? These questions are at the heart of a new book by Natasha Fennell and Róisín Ingl(...)

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: confirmed Italy and Belgium would not be placed into ‘excessive deficit procedure’. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

France was given an extra two years to reach its budget deficit target by Brussels yesterday, as the European Commission published its assessments (...)

The Nissan Leaf at a recharging station: the car will be available to buyers in France for €14,390 from April as a result of a new swappage scheme

Europe’s appetite for electrically powered cars surged by 37 per cent last year, but still made up just more than half a per cent of the continent’s n(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre) has called on European  Jews to move to Israel following recent attacks. Photograph: Abir Sultan/pool/EPA

Denmark’s ambassador to Israel and the Danish chief rabbi have criticised the call by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the country’s Jews(...)

Tamsyn Keye and  Paddy O’Connell’s long-distance  tale began when “Pad” visited “Tam” in South Africa a month after her  Cork cookery course ended. Photograph:  Ryan Graham

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories .We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabulous weddin(...)

Chemicals and related products accounted for 58 per cent of the value of Irish exports in 2014, underscoring the role played by big pharma in the Iris(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: says  Ireland views the passenger name records (PNR) proposal as a “priority” for the EU

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has written to Ireland’s 11 MEPs urging them to back contentious legislation that aims to facilitate the pool(...)

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel in Lille to attend his trial on charges of procuring women. Photograph: AFP

A strange role reversal occurred on Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s second day in the dock at his trial for “aggravated pimping”.Jade, a prudish and hygiene-(...)

Bilal El Makhoukhi (L) and Michael Delefortrie (R), who are suspected of being part of Sharia4Belgium, arrive for the verdict in the trial of the group in Antwerp. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A Belgian court jailed the head of Sharia4Belgium for 12 years on Wednesday, ruling that his Islamist group was a terrorist organisation that brainwas(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders. 2:03

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)