An Armenian Orthodox woman prays at the Syrian Saint Sarkis Church during Christmas celebrations on January 6, 2016 in Damascus. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA

Genocide is a specific legal term. If something is classified as genocide, it imposes a responsibility to act on both individual states and the intern(...)

Crab and lobster pots: Inland Fisheries Ireland co-operated to “help protect the long-term sustainability of Ireland’s valuable crab, lobster and whelk fisheries”.

Fishing vessels from Russia, Norway and 10 EU member states were among over 2,700 inspected in Irish waters over the past year, according to the Sea F(...)

In Britain 7.9 per cent of the population is non-British national. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly one in eight people living in Ireland comes from abroad, according to research by Eurostat published on Friday. The European statistics agenc(...)

Warning on the discard ban: Minister for Agriculture, Food and  Marine Simon Coveney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dutch freezer trawlers which fish off the Irish coast are not “pirates” and would have “no problem” with taking independent observers on board while a(...)

People queue  outside Bishop Street Social Welfare Office in Dublin:  a report from EU research agency Eurofound found immigrants are less likely than the local population to claim welfare benefits.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Immigrants from central and eastern Europe are less likely than the local population to claim welfare benefits and use public services, according to (...)

At home in Lithuania: we could live quite self-sufficiently, something we both wanted

When I was four my family went to a holiday park in Westport. The drive from Dublin was long and dull, but as soon as the car doors opene(...)

 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(...)