The cafe in Maputo where lawyer and academic Gilles Cistac was murdered in March. In the background is a poster of Mozambique’s new president, Filipe Nyusi. Photograph:  Mary Boland

Customers at the ABFC cafe and bakery in central Maputo sip coffee and eat Portuguese-style custard tarts as though it were another ordinary day. A m(...)

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(...)

Ireland, Dublin 3: €500,000, Property Partners Kavanagh

Property Partners Kavanagh is seeking €500,000 for this five-bedroom house at 55 Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3. We find similarly-priced propert(...)

Apopo deminer Victor Boquico gives a banana treat to ‘Mocadas 53’, who has just found TNT in the soil at the landmine clearance site at Dombe in Manica province, Mozambique. Photograph: Mary Boland 2:15

Mourinho is late for work. A torrential downpour, typical at this time of year in western Mozambique’s mountainous Manica province, has set him back a(...)

Ryanair was forced to cancel 250 flights, with many more cancellations expected

Tens of thousands of air passengers across Europe have had their travel plans thrown into disarray as hundreds of flights in and out of France were g(...)

‘The prudent management of the economy over the past four years has itself created some room for manoeuvre and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has already indicated that another round of modest reductions in income tax and universal social charge (USC) is on the agenda for 2016.’ Above,  Michael Noonan with   EU Commissioner in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union, Pierre Moscovici.  Photograph:  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

There is something ominous about the campaign being waged by senior Government Ministers to persuade the European Commission to relax its fiscal rules(...)

Castlebar, Co Mayo. At a US function this week Opensparkz announced it planned to create up to 250 jobs in the town over three years

Investors seeking the return of up to €1.9 million are threatening to wind up two companies run by the businessman behind a high-profile 250 jobs pla(...)

A collection of 60 antique cars, dating from the 1930s to the 1970s, are parked on in makeshift shelters at the Gaillard property in the western French town of Echire. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

It is the dream of every car enthusiast: to have a remote and padlocked shed and its contents bequeathed to us by a formerly unknown distant relative (...)

Former Portuguese cabin crew member for Ryanair Monica Barbosa told the tribunal she became unwell in 2010 and on medical advice could no longer work as cabin crew. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A dispute between Ryanair and a Portuguese member of its cabin crew staff who was advised that she should not fly on medical grounds is being heard a(...)

Ireland, Co Waterford: €250,000, Property Partners Barry Herterich

Property Partners Barry Herterich is seeking €250,000 for this three-bedroom house at Ballyphillip, Dunhill, Waterford. We seek similarly-priced prop(...)