Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at the start of a crucial parliament budget session. Mr Modi is due to present his first federal budget amid growing disenchantment with his government. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi faces his first major appraisal this weekend when his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government p(...)

Impact Journalism Day is an annual initiative that sees newspapers across Europe publish a news supplement on positive solutions for the future.

Impact Journalism Day is an annual initiative that sees newspapers across Europe publish a news supplement on positive solutions for the future. In it(...)

The study showed that yeast used to brew the perfect lager can also be pressed into service to produce excellent stout. Photograph: The Irish Times

There is nothing more Irish than the pint of plain but a DNA analysis of the yeast used to brew stout shows its origins are actually in India. The sam(...)

Minister for Jobs  and  Enterprise  Richard Bruton with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, at the launch of the St Patrick’s Day  Enterprise International programme. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ministers travelling abroad for the annual programme of St Patrick’s week trade missions will have to report back to Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the succ(...)

Undated handout CCTV image of Richard Barklie. PA

A former Northern Ireland police officer who is one of three men sought in connection with an alleged racist incident involving Chelsea football fans (...)

Supporters of former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed gather as they stage a protest in Male after Nasheed’s arrest. Photograph: Adam Sireii/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Maldives arrested former president Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday after a court said he might flee the country to avoid hearings on terrorism cha(...)

Two Red Bull pilots had a lucky escape when their planes collided mid-air during a stunt performance in India. 0:30

Two Red Bull pilots had a lucky escape when their planes collided mid-air during a stunt performance in India. During what was intended to be a routin(...)

As well as its outlets in Cork and Dublin airports, ARI runs duty free stores in Bahrain, Barbados, Canada, Cyprus, Lebanon, Oman, and India. The business has a turnover of close to €880 million a-year.

State company Aer Rianta International (ARI) has won a contract to operate a new duty free concession at New Zealand’s largest airport from next July.(...)

Sister act Naomi   and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz

There’s quite a sister act happening on the other end of this Skype call to Paris. French-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz are smiling broadl(...)

Niall O’Brien believes Ireland have a chance of an upset in the opening World Cup Pool B game against the West Indies in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:   Liam McBurney/PA

Two countries, four weeks, six games and over 10,000 kilometres of travel await Ireland as they prepare to get their third 50-overs World Cup under(...)