Residents pay their respects to the victims of the shootings in Uhersky Brod. Photograph: Igor Sefr/EPA 1:56

In shallow, ragged breaths, Petr Gabriel relates how a chance phone call saved his life. Exactly 24 hours previously the 33 year-old arrived for lunch(...)

Police president Tomas Tuhy (left) and interior minister Milan Chovanec speak to journalists, near the restaurant where a gunman opened fire in Uhersky Brod, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters 1:56

Czech police have stormed the home of a 63 year-old man who killed eight people in an eastern town on Tuesday before shooting himself.The man was name(...)

A policeman stands guard near the site of a shooting at a restaurant in the city of Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic. Photograph: EPA 0:37

A 62 year-old Czech man who shot eight people dead before killing himself on Tuesday afternoon phoned a television station minutes earlier to announce(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said he would “proceed to conviction” but would give Jiri Vecernik the “benefit of the Probation Act”

A Tipperary resident bought a blank firing pistol online to protect himself from a colleague after he discovered what he believed were the bones of hi(...)

A policeman passes between cars destroyed in an attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol last weekend, in which 30 people died. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Vaganov

EU foreign affairs ministers travel to Brussels today for an emergency meeting on Ukraine, prompted by last weekend’s attack on the Ukrainian city of (...)

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out.

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out. A study conducte(...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said no young person should be turned away from a Catholic school based on the results of an entrance exam. Photograph: PA

No young person should be turned away from a Catholic school based on the results of an entrance exam, the Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin ha(...)

An estimated 60,000 citizens of other European countries are treated in the Irish health service each year as visitors use their European Health Insurance Card or a UK entitlement document. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has lodged substantial claims with 23 European countries in respect of the cost of treatment of their citizens by the health service here.The (...)

Numbers taking part in papal events at the Vatican have almost trebled since the election of Pope Francis in March 2013. Photograph: EPA

Numbers taking part in papal events at the Vatican have almost trebled since the election of Pope Francis in March 2013. Figures for 2014, the first f(...)

Abbey reported pre-tax profits of €16.99 million for the six months to the end of October

House builder Abbey has warned that state intervention in the Irish and British housing markets has the potential to “crowd out” private investors.In(...)