Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe TD is expected to decide on the overall capital plan “soon”. Photograph: Sara Freund

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is close to deciding whether to approve plans for a rail line connecting central Dublin with the city’s(...)

Paul O’Connell: optimistic about Amsterdam’s ability to become a start-up hub.

Silicon Valley has long been considered sacred ground for start-ups but increasingly it has plenty of rivals. Cities across the globe are all worki(...)

The subject tells the story:  the American writer Robert Drake in Where I Am, on RTÉ, about the 1999 attack, in his adopted home of Sligo, that left him with brain injuries

As mottos go, “get better or get bitter” is a good one. Robert Drake says that choosing the former has made all the difference, although the Americ(...)

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attends a news conference at the Interior ministry in Paris, France this afternoon. Photograph:Regis Duvignau/Reuters

A gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France on Friday was known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, provided the ide(...)

 Anthony Sadler (left), Alek Skarlatos (centre) and British man Chris Norman  after being awarded the medal of the city of Arras the day after they apprehended the suspect in a shooting on a Thalys train at Arras train station in Arras, northern France,  August 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Frederic Leturque/Twitter

A British consultant has described how he helped three young Americans overpower a gunman on a train in France. Chris Norman (62), was travelling fro(...)

Anthony Sadler (L), from Pittsburg, California, and Alek Skarlatos from Roseburg, Oregon, hold their medals as they sit in a restaurant after a brief ceremony in the town of Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015. The Americans  overpowered a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama has praised the heroism of three Americans who overpowered a gunman on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on(...)

Recife: revival of interest in its Jewish past is part of a still-emerging change in Brazil since the return of democracy in the 1980s

In the heart of Old Recife is a street sign that hints at the remarkable history of one of Brazil’s oldest neighbourhoods. Painted onto tiles in the P(...)

French police detain a man on a train station platform at Arras after shots were fired on the Amsterdam to Paris Thalys high-speed train and several people were injured. Photograph: Christina Cathleen Coons/Reuters

Three people were wounded in a shooting incident on high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday, the French interior ministry said. A man w(...)

Trivago reports Dublin as ninth most expensive city in Europe for hotel stays this month, based on the 50 most popular cities on its website.

Average Dublin hotel prices in August have “surged” by 28 per cent on last year to €168, making it the ninth most expensive city in which to stay in E(...)

Euro area production levels in June “sheds a concerning light on the manufacturing recovery in 2015”. Photograph: Bloomberg.

Industrial production in the euro area fell more than economists forecast in June, raising some questions about the state of the region’s recovery. A(...)