‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, leaving a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, on Thursday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters 2:30

The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their b(...)

David Went, former Group Chief Executive of Irish Life and Permanent arrives for the Banking Inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The former chief executive of Irish Life & Permanent plc accepts that the funding model in place at the end of 2006, just months before his retire(...)

Aleksandra Mir’s Plane Landing, from the exhibition Magnetism

Magnetism – Lucy Andrews, Mikala Dwyer, Igor Grubic, Siobhán Hapaska, Aleksandra Mir, Laura Morrison, and Garrett Phelan The Old Snia/Saehan F(...)

Ireland’s rate of economic growth remains the most rapid in the European Union, suggesting that 2015 will see a replication of last year’s impressive (...)

A huge loss for society

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in its annual estimates of population change and movement provides some valuable insights. CSO figures in the year(...)

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed wait for the verdict. Photograph: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt’s foreign ministry has rejected as “politically motivated” the statements issued by foreign countries and bodies critical of the three-year pri(...)

Geoffrey O’Shaughnessy, Alberta, Canada If I go by all the news coming from the Government on the growth of the economy, I would say, yes, ther(...)

Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The number of Irish people returning to live in their native country last year was a lot lower than many anticipated. Just 12,100 Irish moved back (...)

‘Life, unlike crime, was not something you could solve,” observes the retired Parisian police inspector Auguste Jovert in Mark Henshaw’s The Snow Kimo(...)