Refugees should be distributed across the European Union according to member states’ ability to receive them, as part of a strategy to cope with Europ(...)

Mmigrants being rescued south of Lampedusa island in the Mediterranean in August. Photograph: EPA

Italy has been found to be in breach of international law over its treatment of migrants, in a case that could have widespread ramifications for EU as(...)

Ireland is now one of the most expensive countries in the EU, up there with the UK and Sweden, and only exceeded by Denmark. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

While the popular perception is that the cost of living is always rising, since the beginning of the year consumer prices have on average been lowe(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls: “Migrants must be treated with dignity, lodged and cared for. Our duty is to find long-term solutions”. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Prime minister Manuel Valls made the most fervent official French plea to date on behalf of migrants who are “fleeing war, persecution, torture and op(...)

Migrants arrive in an inflatable dinghy on the beach at sunrise on Sunday in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and Africa are continue to flood into Europe. Photograph: Getty

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius accused eastern European states, notably Hungary, on Sunday of a “scandalous” policy towards refugees going aga(...)

 A migrant looks from behind the fence at the border from Serbia into Hungary on Saturday. The  Hungarian authorities said a record number of migrants crossed the border from Serbia last week. Photograph: Getty

Germany, France and Britain have jointly called for urgent EU talks on the escalating migration crisis in Europe. The three “underlined the necessity(...)

Hungarian policemen detain a Syrian migrant family after they entered Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:17

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said he is “horrified and heartbroken” by the latest migrant deaths in Austria and at sea. In a rare statement is(...)

Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Now in its ninth year, Fallon & Byrne on Exchequer Street remains food heaven for many readers. The business is constantly innovating and last (...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

French riot police stand on the side of the road to prevent migrants from approaching lorries on the road leading to the ferry port in Calais, northern France. Photograph: AFP Photo

Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa live in makeshift encampments in Paris, Calais and elsewhere. The migrant crisis created tension(...)