Nico Olivieri and Sabine Hobbel: “Our products are intended for people who pursue a healthy lifestyle in which highly nutritious, clean foods play a major role.”

Pasta with Benefits is a new, wheat-free pasta product from Dublin-based natural food company, Leaves. Made from buckwheat and chickpeas, the product (...)

St Vladimir’s Russian orthodox cathedral overlooking ancient ruins at Chersonesus, Crimea, which was founded by Greek settlers 2,500 years ago. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

For the ancient Greeks, the territory of modern-day Russia and Ukraine was a fearful place inhabited by savage barbarians and mythical monsters.Desir(...)

London think-tank Open Europe says: “Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the geographic proximity and high levels of trade, our modelling suggests that Ireland would be hit the hardest.”

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union could be more costly for Ireland than it would be even for the UK itself, according to an economic s(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses whilst speaking during the inauguration ceremony for the new European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt . Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Euro zone banks expect strong demand for loans from companies and home buyers in the coming months as the European Central Bank’s money printing impro(...)

Jacobus Cornelis Haartsen: inventor of Bluetooth, the wireless networking system used by millions of people and billions of devices every day

The names of so many of the giants of the tech world trip off the tongue: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg . . . But who exactly is Jaap Haarts(...)

 Chloe Watkins: scored in  UCD’s 3-2 victoty  against English club  Canterbury at the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup. Photograph: Sportsfile

UCD women’s team will finish in Ireland’s best position in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup since Randalstown in 1995 no matter what the outcome of t(...)

The Irish under-17s have been drawn a “very tough” European Championships group. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish under-17s have received a particularly tough draw for the group stage of the European Championships in Bulgaria at the start of May. Tom Mo(...)

April Fool’s Day is being used to admonish the Government for its continued failure to replace the almost 150-year-old Lunacy Act with promised capac(...)

The Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte: his party has just produced a seven-page position paper suggesting it’s time for Europe to close its borders to refugees and asylum-seekers. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

It’s indicative of what a hot topic immigration has become in the Netherlands that prime minister Mark Rutte’s Liberal Party has just produced a seven(...)

Dutch finance minister and president of eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem: told the Dutch parliament NS will “phase out” its use of Dublin company NS Financial Services Company. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A decision by the Netherlands state-owned national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), to stop using its Irish subsidiary to avoid corporat(...)