Co-ordination: French president Francois Hollande talks to British prime minister David Cameron after a meeting at the Elysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

President Francois Hollande is retaliating with diplomatic and military means against Islamic State for the November 13th attacks that killed 130 peop(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu after a news conference in Ankara on Wednesday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

The prime ministers of Turkey and Greece on Wednesday said they saw an opportunity to move toward a solution on the 40-year division of Cyprus, and At(...)

Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)

ARI runs airport retail businesses in eight countries across North America, the Middle East and Asia as well as The Loop outlets in Dublin and Cork

Dublin Airport Authority’s global duty free arm, Aer Rianta International (ARI), and its partners, plan to spend close to $50 million (€46m) on upgr(...)

A boy queues with other migrants and refugees to enter a transit camp in Slavonski Brod on Wednesday. Thousands of newly arrived migrants and asylum seekers are on the move through Croatia and towards the border with Slovenia, from where they plan to continue their journey to western European countries. Thousands -  many fleeing violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan -  have been making their way from Turkey to the Balkans in recent months, hoping to reach Germany, Sweden and other EU states. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

EU countries have demonstrated a “deficit of solidarity” with Turkey as it struggles to accommodate 2.4 million refugees as a result of the Syrian cri(...)

Enda Kenny: “The governor told me, it looks like this weekend . . . you’ll have to put the army around the banks and around the ATM machines, and introduce capital controls like they had in Cyprus.” Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

‘The Curious Case of Irish Banks, the Army and a Prime Minister”. That was the headline which the international news agency Bloomberg put on its story(...)

Dubbed London’s most dapper dude, 28-year-old Cypriot Matthew Zorpas has carved a name for himself for style with a blog that commands 55,000 uniqu(...)

  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “If ATM machines actually ran out of money, there was quite clearly security considerations and there were discussions about what might be done.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Senior Coalition ministers discussed increasing security at banks and ATMs when the euro crisis was at its worst, Minister for Finance Michael Noona(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades, as European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker point to her seat during the European People’s Party congress in Madrid, on Thursday. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades has received assurances from EU leaders that Turkey would be expected to meet commitments to the bloc and adhere (...)

An annotated map of Middle-earth discovered in a copy of Lord of the Rings owned by Pauline Baynes, the illustrator of Tolkien’s work. Photograph: Blackwell’s Rare Books

A recently discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien reveals The Lord of the Rings author’s observation that Hobbiton is on the same lat(...)