Boats depart Wicklow at the start of the 2014 Round Ireland race. The 2016 race will set sail on June 18th next year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

Dún Laoghaire’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey’s made the gold fleet cut at the 49erfx World Championships in Argentina on Wednesday, heightening e(...)

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(...)

The mining company Karelian hopes to discover diamonds in Finland.

The Professor Richard Conroy-chaired Karelian hopes to discover diamonds in Finland after positive tests on samples collected from an area pinpointed (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald travels to Brussels today for a special meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald travels to Brussels today for a special meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers in what is expected t(...)

Recovery in the Irish labour market will boost sales of life insurance, rating agency Standard & Poor’s has said. In its latest assessment of Ire(...)

 A handout photograph  shows refugees boarding an airplane for their departure for Luxembourg, at  Athens International Airport, in Greece on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

Greece relocated six asylum-seeking families to Luxembourg on Wednesday, the first such transfer from its soil under an European Union plan to ease t(...)

A refugee prepares to hand over a toddler to a lifeguard as a half-sunken catamaran carrying about 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, on Friday. There were no casaulties amongst the refugees who were travelling on the catamaran. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters.

Four infants and nine children were among those who lost their lives in Greek waters yesterday, as Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras condemned Euro(...)

Icelandic’s Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson listens to Britain’s David Cameron during a meeting of the Nordic Council yesterday. Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron promised to step up the pace of Britain’s negotiations on its membership of the European Union and rejected claims he has failed to mak(...)

The Apartment by designer Tina Seidenfaden Busck in Copenhagen

Since the 1950s Scandinavian design has been to the forefront of the international modern movement. Of all the names the work of Danish trio Arne J(...)

Customers will still be able to ask for exact change. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Consumers in the Republic of Ireland will begin receiving cash change rounded to the nearest 5 cent from Wednesday, October 28th. The move is part of (...)