Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

The Government’s scramble to reduce water charges and increase allowances means households will end up paying the cheapest water rates in Europe. (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly arriving at Government Buildings for the Cabinet meeting on water charges this morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 5:54

The second of two Cabinet meetings on the upcoming water charges package began at 1pm this afternoon at Government Buildings and is currently under wa(...)

Doug Leeds, chief executive of, says he hopes the site can be used to campaign against online bullying.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The chief executive of the company behind the Ask. fm website has defended his decision to maintain anonymity on the site, saying removing the feat(...)

A girl lights a candle during Latvian Freedom Fighters’ Remembrance Day, or Lacplesis Day, to commemorate those who fought in the 1919 Latvian War of Independence, near Riga castle on November 11th. In Latvia, Russia’s increased military activity is seen as an echo of the cold war. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

In the cold, slate-grey skies and seas of northeast Europe, an old game is being played out under new rules.Where for decades the Soviet Union probed (...)

 Bolands Mill at Grand Canal Dock, which figured in the 1916 Rising, was built by the Pim brothers in 1837

The history of Dublin falls into familiar categories, packaged for the convenience of the secondary-school curriculum, popular history and the tourist(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker rings the bell to start the first European Commission college meeting under his presidency yesterday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The winds of change swept into Brussels this week as Jean-Claude Juncker and his team of 27 commenced their five-year term at the helm of the European(...)

Doug Leeds, chief executive of, says the company plans to invest millions of dollars into improving the technological and human moderation of the website.

The chief executive of Ask. com, the parent company of the controversial website linked to online bullying, says the group have hired the best (...)

Guide Aija Abens stands in the courtyard of the Stura maja or “The House on the Corner”, the former KGB headquarters  in Riga. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

The elegant but weather-worn “House on the Corner” stands six storeys high in central Riga, its playful blend of neoclassical and art nouveau features(...)

The dissolution of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group will be a significant blow to  Ukip as it prepares for next May’s general election in Britain.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

A political group in the European Parliament led by the UK Independence Party collapsed yesterday following the defection of a Latvian MEP.The dissolu(...)