The Irish team competing at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this week.

Ireland crews found the going tough in their heats at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in the high temperatures of Plovdiv in Bulgaria. All fo(...)

The LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The Government has agreed to accept up to 600 additional Syrian and Eritrean migrants over the next two years as part of a European Union relocation p(...)

 Andrej Babis: Greece has ‘gone bankrupt four times in the last 200 years and should do so a fifth time’. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images 1:53

As the escalating Greek crisis continues, one issue that is likely to emerge as a key sticking point in the forthcoming negotiations is the question o(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:   “Broadly, we’re agreeable to taking part in the arrangements and to take numbers that are appropriate to our size, population and resources.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland should be ready to take its “fair share” of migrants as part of a European Union plan to relocate thousands of asylum seekers who have fled ac(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin with defence minister Sergei Shoigu. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/EPA/Ria Novosti

Nato defence chiefs meet today as the alliance changes its strategic posture to counter a combative Russia, and amid fears that rising military activi(...)

The mayor of the Hungarian village of Asotthalom, Laszlo Toroczkai, in his office. On his desk are passports and other documents thrown away by illegal migrants crossing from nearby Serbia. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Beside a quiet country road that sidles into Hungary from the Serbian border, weary people push through a last barrier of rain-glossy trees and stand,(...)

Ethiopian pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa: he says his recital at Farmleigh in Dublin on Wednesday evening will be “very, very special” for him, “very spiritual”.

This is the story of an internationally acclaimed classical pianist from Africa whose career was made possible by the timely intervention of the Irish(...)

Ireland’s Brendan Irvine in action during his victory over Bulgarian Tinko Banabakov in the light flyweight last 16 clash in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Such is the lavish efficiency with which these European Games are being run that even Billy Walsh was lured into a false sense of security. Not that (...)

Together both alcohol and tobacco in Ireland costs 70 per cent more than the EU average price. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Alcohol and tobacco prices in Ireland are the most expensive in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey. Together both alcohol and tobacco(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with deputy speaker of the Knesset Oren Hazan: Mr Hazan has been barred from presiding over any parliamentary meetings following a television report which claims he used hard drugs and hired prostitutes for clients while managing a casino in Bulgaria. Photograph: Menahem KahanaAFP/Getty Images

The deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Oren Hazan, has been barred from presiding over any parliamentary meetings after a television report claime(...)