Oskar Groening (93) at the first day of his trial to face charges of being accomplice to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Photograph:  Andreas Tamme/Getty Images  2:19

A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of being an accessory to mass murder told a German court on Tuesday that he felt morally (...)

Poland says James Comey’s article in the Washington Post wrongly implied it was complicit in the Nazi genocide of European Jews. The above photograph shows the main gates of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp. Photograph: Reuters.

Poland has summoned the United States’ ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top US intelligence official on Poland’s alleged responsib(...)

 Jan Grabowski (56) has been given 48 hours to leave the country or face jail after pleading guilty to the theft of €20,000 worth of jewellery from Courtville Antiques in the Powerscourt Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A cafe owner who stole almost €20,000 worth of jewellery during a distraction theft from a Dublin antiques shop has been given 48 hours to leave the(...)

Destroyed armoured personal carriers in Shyrokino village, near the eastern city of Mariupol, Ukraine. Kiev has called for an International Criminal Court investigation into alleged war crimes in east Ukraine, including the shelling of Mariupol in January. Photograph: Anastasia Vlasova/EPA

Ukraine wants the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate all alleged recent war crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Ukraine’s foreign min(...)

Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction meth(...)

Ireland’s fertility rate, at 2.01 live births per woman (in 2012), was the highest in the EU (along with France), but it is still below the population replacement level of 2.1 per cent.

Ireland has the highest proportion of children in the European Union, according to a new report.Last year, the proportion of children in Ireland (coun(...)

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin and Honorary Polish consul Jerome Mullen during a press conference at PSNI’s Musgrave Street station in Belfast after the latest in a spate of hate crimes targeting the Polish community. Photograph: PA

The Polish government is very concerned at an upsurge in racist attacks against its citizens living in Northern Ireland, an official representative ha(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton recently said the Government is committed to maintaining core welfare rates, while taking a zero-tolerance approach towards welfare fraud

Members of the public made more than 21,000 anonymous tip-offs of suspected welfare fraud last year.The increase – up from just under 1,000 in the yea(...)

Promotional material for Marian Kowalski, a candidate in next month’s Polish presidential election.

A group of up to 60 anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters gathered outside Jury’s hotel on Ormond Quay on Friday night at about 9pm where it is unde(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian president Vladimir Putin attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: AFP Photo

Ever since the election of the Syriza-led government just over two months ago the shadow of Russia has been a looming presence in the current Greek st(...)