A  child sits in front of other migrants waiting for the lunch offered to them for the celebration of Eid-al-Adha in the village of Miratovac, south Serbia. Photograph: Hazir Reka/Reuters

“It is clear that the greatest tide of refugees and migrants is yet to come. Therefore we need to correct the policy of open doors and windows.” So sa(...)

Entrepreneur Danielle Ryan photographed at her offices - Roads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Between the Viking Splash chaos, the harried commuters and the throngs of students, all of life is here on Dublin’s Dame Street. Few would be aware of(...)

Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life (Picador)

Big seems to make an impression, and a first glance at this year’s Man Booker shortlist appears to suggest that length did not deter the judges. It ma(...)

A Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State shows the group’s militants in Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Rased News Network, via AP

In June a leaked internal memo from the US State Department admitted Islamic State was winning the war online. The New York Times reported the IS’s “v(...)

Zeenie Summers: struggled with depression and homelessness in Galway, but found solace in singing and dress-making. Photograph: Sara Freund 3:43

This week in Life & Style we will be exploring loneliness from every angle in a new series, All the Lonely People. We want to hear from rea(...)

An Affordable Building Concepts modular house under construction.

A Galway company is in talks with a regional government in Nigeria to establish a factory there and build up to 5,000 modular homes for a social ho(...)

Bono at a solar array in Rwanda part-financed by President Obama’s Power Africa initiative

‘Wonk and sizzle.” That’s Roxy Philson’s phrase to explain her organisation’s working method. Their goal is nothing short of mobilising the resourc(...)

Migrants protest outside Keleti  railway station  in central Budapest, Hungary.  Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images 1:04

Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest’s Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting “Freedom, freedom!” and(...)

French president Hollande  after his speech during the annual gathering of French ambassadors at the Élysée Palace in Paris on August 25th. Photograph:  Philippe Wojazer / EPA/ Pool MaxPPP

When French president François Hollande addressed France’s ambassadors to foreign countries, assembled in the red velvet and gilt reception rooms of t(...)

Illustration: Frazer Hudson/Ikon via Getty Images

Since the web entered public consciousness 20 years ago, there has been a lot of talk about its dangers and all the rogues who lie in wait for them(...)