Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)

Ireland has recorded the biggest improvement in its debt metrics of any EU state in the past year. Eurostat figures show government debt as a percenta(...)

Europe minister David Lidington. “He [David Cameron] wants a deal that has substance, which he can honestly and confidently defend, campaign for.” Photograph: Clemens Bilan/AFP/Getty Images

Preparations for Britain’s referendum on its EU membership have stepped up a gear in recent weeks with the launch of campaign groups on each side of t(...)

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter at a Nato defence ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Nato will double the size of its emergency response force and may send ground troops to Turkey, its secretary general said yesterday. Speaking after (...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton. The party will make the flat rate suggestion in its pre-budget submission. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Renua Ireland will propose a flat rate income tax of 23 per cent when it publishes its pre-budget submission on Monday. The party has made a flat tax(...)

Denis O’Brien’s media group continues to own 22 radio stations Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Communicorp, the media company owned by Denis O’Brien, has sold Latvian radio group AS Radio SWH Latvia to Cinamon Holding OÜ, an Estonian-based enter(...)

Migrants board through a window a train heading to Zagreb at a railway station, near the official border crossing between Croatia and Serbia. Photograph: Stringers/AFP/Getty Images

Some 855 first-time asylum seekers applied for protection in Ireland between April and June 2015, bringing to 1,480 the total number of people to seek(...)

Robbie Keane’s five goals in two matches against Gibraltar have enabled him win back top scorer slot in  history of European qualification matches from Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Andrea Pirlo was one of the classiest midfield playmakers in Europe for more than a decade, but it turns out that doesn’t count for much in Major L(...)

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed wait for the verdict. Photograph: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt’s foreign ministry has rejected as “politically motivated” the statements issued by foreign countries and bodies critical of the three-year pri(...)