European transport and interior ministers at a meeting to discuss rail security. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

European ministers have agreed to increase security on key international rail routes and improve intelligence sharing after the thwarted gun attack on(...)

 Aurora Borealis: Iceland is easier to get to from Ireland while  Norway would be two flights and can be quite pricey

My husband has a special birthday next spring and I’d like to surprise him with a trip to see the Northern Lights in January or February. Ideally I(...)

‘Decriminalisation of both the purchasers of sex and the sex workers ensures an environment with better supports and protections for everyone.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Sex workers globally celebrated when Amnesty International recently passed a resolution to develop a policy on the decriminalisation of sex work. M(...)

Killybegs mackerel skipper Martin Howley

Tributes have been paid to pioneering mackerel skipper, Donegal-based businessman and fishing industry leader Martin Howley who has died after a short(...)

‘Several studies have found that in countries where buying sex is decriminalised, sex trafficking is more prevalent.’ Photograph: Getty Images

On August 11th, the human rights organisation Amnesty International voted at its international council meeting in Dublin to adopt a policy that suppor(...)

Tullow Oil says it will plug and leave the Spari-1 well in Suriname and the Salander hole in Norway.

Tullow Oil will abandon offshore wells in Suriname and Norway after it failed to find any oil or gas. The company will plug and leave the Spari-1 wel(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: is said to be negotiating seriously and constructively with officials representing creditors. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Germany has urged Greece and its creditors to put “quality before speed” as negotiators in Athens strive to finalise a bailout worth up to €86 billi(...)

Mani Hussaini (right),  president of the Norwegian Labour party youth division, is hugged by former leader and terror attack survivor Eskil Pedersen at  Utoya island, some 40km west of Oslo,  August 7th, 2015, after opening their first summer camp session since the 2011 killings there by  far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik.  Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

More than 1,000 young activists gathered on Friday on the Norwegian island of Utoya for the official opening of their political party’s summer camp, t(...)

Amnesty International stages a protest against Ireland’s abortion laws outside the Department of the Taoiseach. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Amnesty International looks set to pass a controversial resolution calling for the decriminalisation of sex work. Up to 500 members of the internation(...)

Rev Patrick Comerford speaks at a ceremony to commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing victims in Merrion Square in Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to take a lead role in an international campaign to ban nuclear weapons. Speaking at a memorial for the victims of the (...)