Greek yogurt and honey: Greece won an international court case recently to protect the names of   Greek yogurt and feta cheese as distinctly Greek products

In 2012 Michael Noonan said that Irish people knew little of Greece except for the feta cheese on supermarket shelves. Condescending though the remark(...)

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of  EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Luxembourg where the meeting focused on  a system to keep out migrants who do not qualify for asylum. Photograph: Julien Warnand/ EPA

The European Union pledged on Thursday to step up deportation of illegal migrants. As EU justice and home affairs ministers signed off on new plans to(...)

Belarussian journalist and writer Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel literature winner, following a news conference in Minsk, Belarus on Thursday.  Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and prose writer, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday “for her polyphonic writings, a monumen(...)

Gary Kelly celebrates after scoring for Ireland against Germany in Hanover in 1994, the only occasion that Ireland have  beaten  holders of world cup. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Happens more often than you’d think, this sort of fixture. Not Ireland v Germany specifically, more Ireland v the like of Germany. Or to put more f(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The leaders of France and Germany called on European Union member states to put their differences behind them as they tackle the refugee crisis, urgin(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande during their joint address at the European Parliament  in Strasbourg, France.  Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel warned fellow leaders of European Union countries on Wednesday against succumbing to nationalism in tackling the bloc’(...)

A screengrab of   Italian priest Don Gino Flaim, who has been suspended from his functions at the San Pio X church in Trent, northern Italy, after he made comments in which he appeared to “justify” paedophilia.

A 75-year-old Italian priest, Don Gino Flaim, has been suspended from his functions at the San Pio X church in Trent, northern Italy, after he made co(...)

PDforra, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew, believes while increased recruitment may bring more women into the ranks, more flexibility needs to be introduced in order to retain them. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Radical new work practices are needed in the army, air corps, and naval service if a Government target of doubling the number of women serving is to b(...)

Irish hotel prices could start to fall after Europe’s largest online travel agent platform was rapped over the knuckles and forced to change its polic(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: a spokesman from her department said said no decision had been made on where  in Ireland the 2,450 refugees would be resettled. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish officials are expected to travel to Italy later this month to help select the first intake of almost 2,500 people due to arrive in the State un(...)