Thai police chief Somyot Poompanmuang  told reporters that the reward offered for information leading to the capture of any bombing suspects would be given to the police team. Photograph: EPA

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on T(...)

US president Barack Obama set off for a three-day tour of Alaska on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Barack Obama has issued a global call for urgent action to address climate change, declaring that the United States was partly to blame for (...)

The Long Room, Trinity College: inspiration for the set of Harry Potter

Ireland’s tourism promoters do not have the advertising spend in China that countries like Australia do, but they have proven very adept at getting th(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photograph: AFP

With so much focus on China’s economic travails, there has been little space for much else in the world’s attention, even as one of the world’s most u(...)

Piglets feeding on grain at the IFA protest outside the European Commission offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Farmers dumped grain in front of the European Commission buildings in Dublin yesterday and warned that farm incomes were being “ripped apart”. (...)

Aer Lingus surprised observers to close up 7.7 per cent at €2.67

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years yesterday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)

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 (...)

IFA president Eddie Downey described farm incomes as “non-existent” at a time when children are going back to school, and urged Agriculture Commissioner Phil  Hogan to move to implement EU measures to underpin the viability of farm families. File photograph:  Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has expressed hope the European Commission will release up to €800 million in funding wh(...)

Pigs feed on grain as Irish Farmers Association members protest outside the EU Commission offices, on Lower Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:53

Farmers dumped grain on the streets of Dublin at lunchtime on Monday in protest at falling incomes across many sectors of the industry. The grain was(...)

The “rumour-mongering” arrests come after China’s stock market has seen huge losses since it peaked in mid-June, and worries about economic growth have added to jitters. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

China has arrested nearly 200 people for online rumour-mongering about the country’s stock market collapse and the recent fatal chemical factory explo(...)