Sarah Kelly carries  trophies into Punchestown for the annual racing festival. Photograph: Michael Chester

Up to 110,000 racegoers are expected to converge on Punchestown this week for the annual festival meeting.The total of €2.5 million in prize money in(...)

A construction site in Qingdao in China’s Shandong province: Premier Li Keqiang has urged local officials to  avoid bureaucratic delays on infrastructure projects. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

It’s all about infrastructure spending in Asia at the moment, with many economies in the region expanding their investment in transport, communication(...)

Armoured military vehicles being prepared for a parade by pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine. Both Kiev and the rebels have accused each other of breaking the Minsk peace deal through recent attacks. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have traded accusations, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in (...)

Union and women’s rights activists picketed the Indonesian in the Philippines, to appeal for Jakarta to spare a Filipino mother of two scheduled to be executed by firing squad. The activists vowed to stay outside the embassy until Indonesia stops the execution of Mary Jane Veloso or a second appeal filed by her lawyers is granted. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA 0:37

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia (...)

Tony O’Dowd of KantanMT.com, which is based in the Invent Building at DCU, says the resources and expertise provided by the Invent team were instrumental in getting the concept off the ground

“It’s not widely known at home but Ireland has developed an international reputation for research in statistical machine translation. Trinity, DCU and(...)

“Free money is there to spend on infrastructure: it isn’t really borrowing, more an asset swap.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“A major contributor to boom and bust has been the spending of every penny of taxes generated by recent and forecast economic growth. Similarly, when (...)

Tateav Hayrapetyan (8), Diana Hambrdzumyan (9) and David Sandukhchyan (12) from St Hripsime Armenian School , at the service of remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, at Taney Parish Church, Dundrum, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tim O’Brien A call to recognise the killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians as “genocide”, was supported by the leaders of the main churches on (...)

 Daire O’Neill: “It’s important to have local partners as the culture and customs [in Japan] are so different to what we are used to in Europe.”

In 2008, Daire O’Neill left his job with Intel to fulfil a long- held desire to work in Japan. He spent two years as an embedded software developer wi(...)

From left: Dr Anthony Morrissey, centre manager INFANT, Prof Louise Kenny, consultant obstetrician and director of INFANT, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, IBM’s Dr Robert McCarthy and Prof Mark Ferguson of Science Foundation Ireland at an event hosted by SFI to celebrate scientific collaboration between Ireland and the United States as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival

The Science Foundation Ireland-funded Infant centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork has teame(...)

The response at Thursday’s emergency EU Council meeting to the migrant drownings in the Mediterranean has been described rightly as “woefully(...)