French  police officers, military personnel and rescue helpers attend an exercise simulating a chemical terrorist attack in view of the Uefa Euro 2016 soccer championship  in Toulouse, southern France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

In the wake of jihadist attacks that killed 148 people in France last year, and in the run-up to the Euro 2016 football championship that will bring m(...)

 Enda Corneille, Emirates  and  Mishal Kanoo, CEO of the Kanoo Group.

“Geographical lumping” was how Mishal Kanoo referred to it. The chief executive of the Kanoo group, the UAE-based shipping and trading conglomerate, w(...)

File photo: Ireland currently has the 4th worst income inequality in the EU ranked just below the UK, Belgium and Bulgaria Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nearly a third of Irish children grow up in materially deprived households, a major study by the OECD has concluded. The definition of materially de(...)

‘Han Kang’s The Vegetarian is the finest book on a very good shortlist.’

Misgivings aside about amalgamating two important literary prizes appear to have been silenced by the newly reconstituted award’s inaugural shortlist.(...)

International Dublin Literary Award: the 10 books on the shortlist

First the good news: the judging panel of the International Dublin Literary Award is to be congratulated on including in this year’s shortlist, which (...)

A 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Cabriolet, once owned by Lord Louis Mountbatten,  Britain’s last viceroy of India who was murdered by the IRA in 1979

Vintage and classic cars are popular with wealthy collectors and the prices achieved can be extraordinary. The top end of the market is dominated by i(...)

People gathered to mark International Roma and Traveller Day. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Levels of poverty among the Roma community are so extreme that in many case several families share a single room, a Roma advocate has said. Pavee Po(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)

 Commander of US European Command Gen Philip Breedlove. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

The US military said on Wednesday it would deploy rotations of US-based armoured brigade combat teams to Europe, part of an effort to counter what the(...)

Refugees and migrants walk towards a makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni, Greece, on Monday. Photograph:  Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

A controversial plan to tackle Europe’s refugee crisis has made no immediate impact on numbers of migrants reaching Greece from Turkey, as the Mediter(...)