The farm in Newtownshandrum, Co Cork where an 8-year-old girl was killed and her 11-year-old friend critically injured by a tractor yesterday. Photograph: Provision

Health and Safety Authority inspectors have begun examining the scene of a fatal farm accident in Co Cork at the weekend which claimed the life of an (...)

Sinfonietta Riga give nicely understated performances of the three best-known pieces in this new collection, all by composers who had an especial mast(...)

A shopper checks her euro banknote change at the checkout till in a supermarket in Riga, Latvia,  as the country joins the eurozone. Latvia became the 18th country to join the single currency union. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

Latvia’s leaders and the European Union have hailed the Baltic state’s adoption of the euro, amid widespread public fears over possible price rises an(...)

People gather near lit candles around a collapsed supermarket in Riga today. Rescue workers have continued to remove  bodies from the ruins of the collapsed supermarket in the Latvian capital  as the death toll so far rose to 52. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Rescuers have resumed a search for 10 people following the collapse of a supermarket roof in Riga, the Latvian capital.Fifty-two deaths have been conf(...)

 A  view of rescue workers inside the Maxima supermarket, after its roof collapsed in Riga, last night. Photograph: EPA

Rescue workers continued to pull bodies from the ruins of a collapsed supermarket in the Latvian capital Riga today as the death toll rose to 52 in(...)

Cars parked outside the ‘Maxima’ supermarket, after its roof collapsed in Riga, Latvia. Photograph: Emil Desjatnikov/ Epa

Four people were killed and dozens more were feared trapped after the roof of a busy supermarket in Latvia’s capital Riga collapsed on this evening, a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite after a news conference in the Presidential Palace, Vilnius, Lithuania, on Thursday. Photograph: AP Photo

With the Baltic white nights looming, Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited Vilnius and Riga yesterday, an Irish white knight for European bailouts, presidenci(...)

Over 220 people have been rescued from ice floes in the Gulf of Riga off Latvia. Photograph: Getty Images

Latvia's emergency services rescued more than 220 people who were stranded on ice floes in the Gulf of Riga today. About 180 people, most(...)