Since the boats went down, a large, luxurious green motor yacht has been attracting a good deal of attention at Dun Laoghaire. It looks much more like(...)

Crowds react in the courtyard at Dublin Castle the Yes vote in the referendum on same-sex marrage. An ally of chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out allowing Germany to follow the Irish example on marriage equality, saying “marriage is ... the union of man and woman”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A close ally of chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out allowing Germany to follow the Irish example on marriage equality, saying “marriage is ... the (...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde at the start of a working session of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors during the G7 summit   in Dresden. Photograph:  Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images

Senior officials at the G7 finance minister meeting in Dresden have admitted further loans and debt relief for Greece are unavoidable if – but onl(...)

In April, a German court started the trial of a 93-year-old former bookkeeper at the Auschwitz concentration camp accused of assisting in the mass murder of Jews. It could be one of Germany’s last big Holocaust trials. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Germany will not prosecute a former Nazi SS soldier who allegedly helped kill more than 300 people in Italy during the second World War because he (...)

A motorbike is unloaded from a truck after a Dutch police raid in Oirsbeek where two Bandidos members were arrested. Some 400 armed police backed by helicopters targeted 30 locations in Limburg and border regions. Photograph: Henri Haenen

Dutch police who arrested 20 people this week in raids on members of the notorious Bandidos motorcycle gang – involved in a shootout in Waco, Texas, e(...)

Adults who take too much caffeine can suffer anxiety and problems sleeping

Consuming more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day could be damaging to your health, according to European food safety experts. The European F(...)

“There were very few people out there – If I saw someone every half hour, I would be surprised,” said Maureen, a New Yorker who asked that her last name not be used. Photograph: Getty Images

Pilgrims are being warned to avoid walking alone along a 24km (15-mile) stretch of Spain’s Camino de Santiago after police started an investigation in(...)

The deactivated second  World War bomb discovered on Wednesday near Muehlheim Bridge in Cologne, pictured on a truck prior to its removal from the scene. Photograph: Rolf Vennenbernd/AFP/Getty Images

About 20,000 residents in the western German city of Cologne had to evacuate their homes on Wednesday after authorities discovered a 200kg bomb from t(...)

Elsie McDermid’s letter to her mother describing Dublin during the Easter Rising begins: “We are living in stirring times. I am writing this to be posted if there is any post office left.” File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A dramatic eyewitness account of the Easter Rising as seen by a visiting opera singer has been made public for the first time. Elsie McDermid, a popu(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. The commission is proposing that a mandatory common corporate tax base be introduced on a staged basis. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The European Commission is to propose a mandatory common corporate tax base next month as part of a wide-ranging clampdown on corporate tax avoidance.(...)