Showjumper Bertram Allen at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Ireland’s Aga Khan cup team could be primed for success if they can apply the right preparation and organisation for Friday’s competition, according (...)

Complaints to the Road Safety Authority included many about speed limit signs and speeding on rural roads. Photograph: Eric Luke

ELAINE EDWARDS The Road Safety Authority has received dozens of emails from people expressing fears about “death trap” roads and speeding in rural ar(...)

Soldiers returning from particiption in Operation Storm, which in just three days reclaimed almost 20 per cent of Croatia’s territory. Photograph: Ilie Bumbac/AFP/Getty Images

Not so long ago in eastern Europe, a region on the periphery of a country in crisis took up arms against the new government. With the help of fighters(...)

Citroen’s Irish operations are to be taken over by independent UK car distributor IM Group.

Citroën’s Irish operation is to be taken over by independent UK car distributor IM Group. The sale of Citroën Motors Ireland, which will be completed(...)

 Lisa Bruton from Malahide attends to her horse ahead of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS in Dublin.   Photo: Sam Boal/

That hardy summer annual, the Dublin Horse Show, gets under way on Wednesday morning at the RDS. Now in its 142nd year, this fixture of the Irish sum(...)

Germany’s chief prosecutor Harald Range, who has accused his boss, the federal justice minister, of unacceptable political interference. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images

An unprecedented showdown is looming in Berlin after Germany’s chief prosecutor accused his boss, the federal justice minister, of unacceptable politi(...)

Moscow resident Sergey Chesnokov (74), who applied to have his birth in Dublin officially registered by the State. Photograph: Courts Collins

A High Court ruling that a 74-year-old Russian man was born in Dublin and is entitled to have his Irish birth officially registered here is being appe(...)

Undated handout photo issued by the NZBCA Archives of a 617 Squadron plane in the air. Photograph: NZBCA Archives/PA

The last surviving Dambusters pilot has died in New Zealand. He was 96. Les Munro had a “special aura” and was always regarded as “invincible”, his f(...)

One of the two defendants, identified only as Ayoub B, covers his face with a file folder as he is led into a courtroom in Celle, Germany, on Sunday. Photograph: Holger Hollemann/EPA.

Two men have gone on trial amid high security in Germany, accused of travelling to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State (IS) jihadist movement. (...)

‘Islam is comprised of Sunni and Shiite. It has moderates and extremists. It has an array of political ideologies. In that sense Islamism cannot win, for which ideology would prevail?’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Islam is not the problem. Islamism is. So what’s the difference? Islam is the religion of over a billion people. Islamism is an ideology that insists (...)