Screengrab taken from YouTube of a video showing Islamic State  fighters, who claimed  to be British, appearing in a recruitment video for  IS. Photograph:   YouTube/PA

A group of Muslim parents is to take legal action against the Dutch state for failing to prevent their teenage children from travelling to fight with (...)

St Ives harbour, Cornwall:   this part of England  gets the best weather, yet doesn’t get too hot for children. Photograph: Matt  Cardy/Getty Images

I am parenting my 12-year-old daughter on my own. Holidays are always a bit of a challenge as she does not like the heat and is a very active child so(...)

Dutch psychologist Dr Gerard van den Aardweg , at a press conference organised by the Alliance for the Defence of the Family and Marriage in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

It is scientifically absurd to present homosexuality as equal to heterosexuality, according to Dutch psychologist Dr Gerard van den Aardweg. Sp(...)

The annual Braderie de Lille  in France is one of the largest flea markets in Europe. Photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

Chipped enamel signs, space age dining chairs, random rusting letters of the alphabet, chocolate box oil paintings in gilded frames, books by the y(...)

The Splendida Cruise Ship is the largest ship ever to visit Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:04

As the sun rose on Monday morning, the world’s 11th longest cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, reversed its way up the mouth of the Liffey and into Dubli(...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton with American Chamber chief executive Mark Redmond and RIA executive director Laura Mahoney at the launch of the inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards will be presented this Friday, May 15th, at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in the (...)

London bobbies struggle to hold back surging crowd of Londoners massed in Parliament Square on VE Day, signalling end to WWII in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images/Bob Landry

“…above the battle’s fury -Clouds and trees and grass.”From: To Mark Anthony in Heaven, by William Carlos Williams. Beyond joy, beyond relief, it was (...)

Dutch politician Geert Wilders speaks at the Muhammad art contest in Garland, Texas, on Sunday. Two gunmen were killed in an attack on the event. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

When historian Geert Mak, one of the best-regarded writers in the Netherlands, recently accepted an award for his outstanding contribution to the Dutc(...)

Graffiti covers the shopping windows of closed shops, as a pedestrian walks past, in Athens, Greece. Euro-area officials were sceptical that a technical agreement would be reached by Wednesday.  Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Talks between Greece and its international creditors gained urgency as the two sides remained apart on key elements of the country’s bailout agenda af(...)

Up to a million people - locals, tourists and Dutch from the wider Netherlands - come into Amsterdam to celebrate Kingsday.

This week I celebrated my fourth Kingsday living in Amsterdam, arguably one of the best days of the year in The Netherlands. An annual holiday, it (...)