London bobbies struggle to hold back surging crowd of Londoners massed in Parliament Square on VE Day, signalling end to WWII in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images/Bob Landry

“…above the battle’s fury -Clouds and trees and grass.”From: To Mark Anthony in Heaven, by William Carlos Williams. Beyond joy, beyond relief, it was (...)

In terms of obesity alone, the estimates show a big jump for women in the Irish Republic, soaring from 23 per cent to 57 per cent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Ireland is on course to become the most obese country in Europe, according to the latest figures from World Health Organisation (WHO) experts.Europe i(...)

As many as 2,500 lives could be saved by having mandatory auto-dial systems

All new cars, from March 31st 2018, will have to be fitted with an e-call system which rings the emergency services if you have a crash and ar(...)

A Galway film student’s documentary about “empty nest” syndrome has been accepted for  the Cannes Film Festival’s short film corner next month(...)

Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel with British counterpart David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel during the  EU leaders summit in response to the migrant crisis. Photograph: Reuters

As the world watched footage of desperate migrants scrambling to reach European shores this week, the need for a global and European response to the t(...)

A man carries a migrant woman as local residents and rescue workers help migrants after their boat sank off the island of Rhodes on Monday. Photograph: Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty

The decision by the head of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to call an emergency summit on Thursday evening is an indication of the magnitude of th(...)

Rescued migrants after they disembark at Corigliano harbour, Italy, this week. Since April 10th alone, the Italian coast guard has rescued about 8,500 people. Photograph: Francesco Arena/EPA

Eighteen months on from the Lampedusa tragedy, which saw 366 migrants lose their lives off the Italian island, Europe’s migration problem shows no (...)

Ireland’s fertility rate, at 2.01 live births per woman (in 2012), was the highest in the EU (along with France), but it is still below the population replacement level of 2.1 per cent.

Ireland has the highest proportion of children in the European Union, according to a new report.Last year, the proportion of children in Ireland (coun(...)

The Irish under-17s have been drawn a “very tough” European Championships group. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish under-17s have received a particularly tough draw for the group stage of the European Championships in Bulgaria at the start of May. Tom Mo(...)

UCD academic Dr Julien Mercille who spoke at the Oireachtas banking inquiry

The Irish media has not changed in its tendency to cover the interests of the country’s elites, even in the midst of a recovering property market, th(...)