Looking towards the Eiffel Tower, Paris. Photograph: Thinkstock

Could you suggest a nice hotel in Paris? My husband and I received a gift of a weekend and have never visited Paris or Europe. We would prefer(...)

 Martin von Hildebrand: spearheading what may be the world’s largest protected area extending across the Amazon basin from the Andes to the Atlantic. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Climate change can only be tackled if it is “not just a white man’s project”, leading Colombian ethnologist and Irish graduate Dr Martin von Hildebran(...)

Former Irish Times journalist and editor of The Irish Field Valentine Lamb, who has died at the age of 76. Photograph: Healy Racing Photo

Tributes have been paid to the late Valentine Lamb, former Irish Times journalist and editor of The Irish Field for 33 years, who has died at the age (...)

Unlike students living away from home, prisoners, Gardaí based overseas or people whose line of work prevents them from voting at their local polling station, Irish emigrants who are still eligible to vote under existing electoral law cannot avail of the option of a postal vote. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Under Irish electoral law, emigrants retain their right to vote for a period of 18 months, provided they plan to return home within that timeframe. Ac(...)

EU leaders at an emergency summit on the migration crisis on the Mediterranean.   Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images 1:00

European Union leaders have committed extra ships, planes and helicopters to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hun(...)

Though his presidential ambitions are well known, French prime minister Manuel Valls has been faultlessly loyal to President François Hollande. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

French prime minister Manuel Valls arrives in Dublin today for a two-day visit. Taoiseach Enda Kenny may be pleasantly surprised by the French lead(...)

The Hotel-Dieu hospital where Sid-Ahmed Ghlam, a computer science student suspected of plotting attacks on churches and murdering a young French woman, is undergoing police questioning in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

An Algerian student of computer science has been arrested for plotting to attack one or two churches in Villejuif outside Paris, French authorities s(...)

French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches in France. Photograph:  Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches in France, interior minister (...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)

Billboard in central Athens: Greece aims for a deal with creditors, but will not back down on red-line issues. photograph: reuters/alkis konstantinidis Photograph: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis

As the Greek Easter holiday period – Easter Sunday fell a week later than in the West this year – comes to a definitive end with the reopening of scho(...)