Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow performs during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest final. The Swede is one of the favourites to win this year’s competition. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/EPA

By 8pm tomorrow, the results of the same-sex marriage referendum will almost surely be known, and the country will be wrung out and in the need of a l(...)

Molly Sterling was one of only four of this year’s Eurovision acts to perform in ‘Pop Meets Opera’, a lunchtime concert headlined by star Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez and last year’s winner Conchita Wurst 1:47

Singing on the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper, one of the world’s great opera houses, is an honour that could crown a career. On Saturday, for 17-year(...)

An insurance cheat who claimed he was laid low by chronic fatigue was caught out by social media postings which told of his passion for racing “superc(...)

Women hold a Cyprus flag during a demonstration in favour of a peace settlement on divided Cyprus. It was the first encounter of Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci since Akinci, a leftist moderate, won leadership elections in northern Cyprus on April 26th. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Leaders of ethnically split Cyprus have agreed to restart peace talks on May 15th, a UN envoy has confirmed, offering fresh hope of healing one of Eu(...)

Kevin Toland, Dublin Airport Authority chief executive, and Ray Gray, chief financial officer, at the launch of the authority’s report yesterday. Photograph: Fennell Photography

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), the State company responsible for Dublin and Cork airports, has reported an increase in post-tax profits of 41 per cen(...)

Ireland’s fertility rate, at 2.01 live births per woman (in 2012), was the highest in the EU (along with France), but it is still below the population replacement level of 2.1 per cent.

Ireland has the highest proportion of children in the European Union, according to a new report.Last year, the proportion of children in Ireland (coun(...)

Ireland was ranked behind the UK, Austria and Lithuania, among others, but scored above the average of 31 per cent. Hungary and Cyprus ranked lowest in the survey. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has been ranked sixth best out of 19 EU member states in a survey of measures in place to guard against “undue influence” in the political sys(...)

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.  Russia has expressed interest in the Greek transport sector and the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

ALEC LUHN Determined to take Greek-Russian relations out of “the deep freeze”, a defiant Alexis Tsipras flew to Moscow yesterday for talks with pres(...)

Nicos Anastasiades, Cyprus’s president, reacts during the Ninth Cyprus Summit in Nicosia . Photographer: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Bloomberg

Cyprus will lift on Monday all the capital controls it imposed in 2013 amid a chaotic bailout, president Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday. “The lifti(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB) during a press conference following the meeting of the Governing Council in Frankfurt. Photograph: Daniel Roland /Getty

European Central Bank (ECB) policymakers have raised concerns that upbeat euro zone growth forecasts issued by their own staff may prove weaker than a(...)