Migrants in a park near Belgrade’s main train and bus stations.  Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

When migrants and money from the Middle East collided in central Belgrade last week, there could only be one winner. On Wednesday, bulldozers flatten(...)

File photo: Ireland currently has the 4th worst income inequality in the EU ranked just below the UK, Belgium and Bulgaria Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nearly a third of Irish children grow up in materially deprived households, a major study by the OECD has concluded. The definition of materially de(...)

Thousands of people gather in front of the Parliament at the ‘Refugees Welcome! No to Fortress Europe!’ rally in Vienna, Austria. People protested around the world as part of the UN anti-racism day, for greater rights for migrants and refugees. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Austria plans to deploy soldiers at the Brenner border with Italy to stem an expected increase in migrants trying to get to northern Europe, defence m(...)

 Commander of US European Command Gen Philip Breedlove. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

The US military said on Wednesday it would deploy rotations of US-based armoured brigade combat teams to Europe, part of an effort to counter what the(...)

Paula Rowan at home by the sea in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paula Rowan worked as an interior designer and a caterer before setting up her eponymous leather goods business in Dublin’s Westbury Mall. It felt na(...)

Jamie Mc Donald set up an Irish class in McCarthy’s Bar in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Originally from Carlow town, life’s meanderings and the muses of music brought me to live in Sofia in Bulgaria. As a musician, frequent traveller, an(...)

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei gets a shave at the makeshift Greek camp at Idomeni. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Several states are urgently reviewing border security in case the European Union and Turkey fail to dramatically cut the number of people crossing the(...)

 Teens from Iceland were reported to have the lowest level of drunkenness while Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Scotland topped the poll. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Irish teenagers have one of the lowest levels of alcohol consumption in Europe, according to the latest research from the World Health Organisation (W(...)

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PROBLEM: My son is in transition year and attends a fee-paying school in Dublin. He has always been curious about medicine. However, I don’t think he(...)

A man keeps warm by a fire in a transit camp for migrants and refugees on the Greek side of the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/EPA

Mohammed dragged a hoe through the thick mud of Idomeni, trying to stop his family’s tent sinking into the mire along with their hopes of reaching Ger(...)