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(...)

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 (...)

Scotland’s Archie Gemmill scores against the Netherlands in 1978. Coming in a 3-2 win for the Scots, it was one of the most memorable goals in World Cup history. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Scots were once so proud as to be picky about the way in which they qualified for major championships, a fact that makes the last 16 years of stay(...)

Aurimas Andruska, of Ardmoniel Heights, Killorglin had denied the murder of care home worker Jolanta Lubiene (27) and her eight year old daughter.

A 28-year-old man has been found guilty of double murder, of a mother and daughter and given two concurrent life sentences , at the Central Criminal C(...)

High life expectancy and equal access to third-level education contributed to Ireland’s strong performance  in the World Economic Forum gender gap survey. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Are you bored with women complaining about gender inequality?Surely these days women can “look the business” in their sharp suits and high heels. They(...)

Rob McGrath (left) and Alan Donnelly showcasing their start-up LayerLabz at the Intel Business Europe Challenge in Lithuania

When DIT product design student Alan Donnelly discovered he could make his own 3D printer out of salvaged printer and computer parts, an idea, and a b(...)

Jolanta Lubiene and her 8-year-old daughter Enrika were found dead at their home in Killorglin in June 2013.

The last recorded movements of the 27-year-old Lithuanian woman whose bloodied body was found on the kitchen floor of her home with her pet dog standi(...)

Apple’s effective tax rate, properly measured, is 26 per cent rather than the 52 per cent for PAYE workers. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Has the significance of inward investment been exaggerated, even to the detriment to the growth of indigenous businesses? The jobs provided by mult(...)

President Michael D Higgins opens the joint offices for the Irish Refugee Council and the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland on Dame Street, Dublin. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his concern for asylum seekers who experience “exclusion from full participation in society and the politica(...)

Male suicide rates were highest among men aged 45-64 years, while younger women aged 24-44 years recorded the highest rates among women, figures for 2011 from the CSO show.

The number of suicides in 2011 was the highest on record, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).There were 554 dea(...)