For sale signs are posted outside homes in London, UK. Photographer: Suzanne Plunkett/Bloomberg News

Property rises in Ireland are now rising at a higher rate than anywhere else in the EU, according to figures from Eurostat. The agency’s latest proper(...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip in action against Harlequins’ Matt Hopper at the Aviva Stadium in December. Heaslip has recovered from a shoulder injury and is fit to face Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It drew a self-conscious grin from Jamie Heaslip. The Leinster player, who rarely gets injured, sat beside his coach Mat O’Connor and had the good gra(...)

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BELGRADE Recent history relegated Serbia to the role of international pariah, but that’s all changed now and Belgrade has reaffirmed itsel(...)

India to Nepal by Bus   The Indian and Nepalese governments have just officially inaugurated the first-ever bus service between the two (...)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan meeting water protesters in Dublin this month. Neither Mr Flanagan nor Brian Crowley attended this week’s session of the parliament in Strasbourg. Photograph: Collins Photos

Irish MEPs Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Brian Crowley could face a 50 per cent cut in expenses for low attendance at the European Parliament plenary sess(...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan:  had a voting rate of 16 per cent.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Independent MEPs Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Brian Crowley have the worst voting record among Irish MEPs at the European Parliament, new figures show. Da(...)

Croatian prime minister Zoran Milanovic won’t visit Belgrade after a UN war crimes tribunal released a Serbian suspect. Photograph: EPA/Filip Singer

Croatia’s prime minster has cancelled a trip to Serbia after a UN tribunal released a Serbian nationalist on trial for alleged war crimes.Zoran Milano(...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel (thecliffhousehotel.com) in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

The Government’s scramble to reduce water charges and increase allowances means households will end up paying the cheapest water rates in Europe. (...)

Scenes from the Italy Croatia clash in the San Siro last Tuesday. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Italy and Croatia will face a disciplinary hearing after their chaotic Euro 2016 qualifier was twice interrupted by fans throwing flares onto the pit(...)