Irish hospital costs are 80 per cent higher than the EU average, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has estimated. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Costs in Irish hospitals are 80 per cent higher than the EU average, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has estimated, in an internal pap(...)

Keri Grant from Co Donegal: Keri has cooked Cajun chicken and berry pudding for almost every member of her extended family since attending the NCBI cookery classes. Photograph: A.S Photography

Science was one subject that Ann-Marie Byrne reckoned was out of the question for her daughter, Keisha, when she started secondary school. The mother’(...)

Cepelinai  are dumplings made with potato dough and a meat, cheese or vegetable filling. They have been prepared in Lithuania for over 150 years. Photograph: June Molloy Vladicka/

Throughout Food Month, Irish readers abroad will be sharing their favourite food experiences, memories and recipes from where they live now. W(...)

Dr Kristina Johnson: “I had this crazy idea of an all-in-one system on an electric car which has solar panels on the roof and its own charging station.” Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty

Former US energy under-secretary Dr Kristina Johnson doesn’t carry a crystal ball around in her bag, but she wouldn’t have been the least bit surprise(...)

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(...)

Police in the North are investigating if there is a link between a murder and an assault in Co Tyrone last week. The body of a 32-year-old man, unders(...)

The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum was renovated in 2007 and gets up to 1,000 visitors a day. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

Shanghai is one of the world’s great Jewish cities, and the history of refugees in the Chinese financial hub is a tale of both high glamour and bitter(...)

Ireland’s Alan Browne scores the third goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Rep of Ireland 3-0 Lithuania The Republic of Ireland under-21s have taken an early lead in their Uefa Championship qualification group after t(...)

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(...)