Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the announcement of 5 Milllion Euro funding for the Health Innovation Hub. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he would not “set too much store” by a new report that says waiting times for emergency treatment in Irish h(...)

A woman living nearby raised the alarm after hearing screams and gardaí from Mitchelstown Garda station went to the scene. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A woman in her 20s was last night in a stable condition in hospital after suffering serious injuries when she was attacked by a pit bull mastiff in he(...)

Slovenian prime minister Miro Cerar (right) with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban during his visit to the country yesterday. Photograph:  Jure Makovec/Getty Images

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban said a fence should be erected on the Macedonian and Bulgarian borders with Greece to curb the inflow of migrant(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: “Who can, should act, and later we will negotiate distribution. We cannot wait longer for results in Brussels.” File photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has called for a European “coalition of the willing” to tackle the continent’s migration crisis – rather tha(...)

Migrants walk through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia, on Monday. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

At certain moments, at certain places on the Balkan migration route into Europe, it can seem that a spirit of co-operation is finally overcoming the c(...)

  Bronagh and Bob Cumbers, parents of BBC cameraman Simon Cumbers (in photo on left), shot dead in Saudi Arabia in 2004,  at their home in Navan in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

Al-Qaeda gunman Adel al-Dhubaiti, who murdered Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers and wounded BBC defence correspondent Frank Gardner in 2004, was execute(...)

Bosnian general Ratko Mladic and Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in April 1995: the term “ethnic cleansing” was coined by the latter during the Bosnian war. Photograph: Ranko Cukovic/Reuters

As the civil war in Syria moves towards a fifth year there have been calls for a Bosnian-style peace accord that would bring all players to the table,(...)

Migrants and refugees paddling a rubber dinghy approach the beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece, on August 21st.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The images of 2015 were of people on the move. Families clinging on to rubber dinghies as they approached the Greek shore. Exhausted young men and wom(...)

In Britain 7.9 per cent of the population is non-British national. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly one in eight people living in Ireland comes from abroad, according to research by Eurostat published on Friday. The European statistics agenc(...)

Serbia’s prime minister Aleksandar Vucic (right) and Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz hug at an EU-Serbia association council meeting on Monday in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/ AFP/Getty Images

As the European Union wraps up its work for 2015 and leaders gather for the final summit of the year, focus continues to rest on two issues that promi(...)