Economist and broadcaster David McWilliams at the forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Attracting Irish emigrants back to Ireland will be key to sustaining our economic recovery, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Opening the fourth Global(...)

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Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)

Mullah Krekar went to Norway as a refugee in 1991 and had earlier been deemed a threat to national security.  Norwegian authorities did not expel him to Iraq because authorities there could not guarantee he would not be executed. Italy said it would now seek to extradite him. File photograph: Olav Nesvold/NTB scanpix

Police in six European countries arrested at least 15 suspected members of an Islamist militant group that was planning attacks in Norway and the Midd(...)

Singapore: named the most successful economy in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index. Photograph:   REUTERS/Edgar Su

Asia Briefing comes from Singapore this week, which has just been named the most successful economy in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index, whic(...)

German writerJenny Erpenbeck. Photograph:  Andree/ullstein bild via Getty

Readers and book stores everywhere will be excited by the 160-title strong announcement of the 2016 long list for the Dublin International Literary(...)

On-pitch advertising for alcohol brands is to be banned as part of the Government’s upcoming Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, it was confirmed on Saturda(...)

Recovery in the Irish labour market will boost sales of life insurance, rating agency Standard & Poor’s has said. In its latest assessment of Ire(...)

Icelandic’s Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson listens to Britain’s David Cameron during a meeting of the Nordic Council yesterday. Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron promised to step up the pace of Britain’s negotiations on its membership of the European Union and rejected claims he has failed to mak(...)

The Apartment by designer Tina Seidenfaden Busck in Copenhagen

Since the 1950s Scandinavian design has been to the forefront of the international modern movement. Of all the names the work of Danish trio Arne J(...)