An elevated view over Biertan at sunrise

We bit the bullet and booked flights to Bucharest, Romania, for 16 days in July. We have three kids, aged 13, 11 and nine, who love walking, cycling,(...)

Protesters in the middle of a blocked motorway in Chisinau on Sunday. At least 15,000 people rallied in the capital  in the latest demonstration against a government that was hastily approved by parliament and secretly sworn in late last Wednesday. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Moldova’s ruling coalition has rejected calls for the controversial government to quit and call snap elections, setting the stage for more street prot(...)

Digital Rights Ireland  is currently challenging the retention of data by telecoms companies in Ireland. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

The powers of the Garda and other investigative State agencies to access data retained by telephone and internet service providers will come to an end(...)

A banner with the warning message, “Risk of Avalanche - Proceed at your own risk and peril” stretches across a ski trail in this picture taken on December 12th, 2012 in Courcheval, France. Similar signage warned the piste involved in Wednesday’s avalanche was dangerous.  File photograph: Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters

The teacher who accompanied school pupils swept away by a deadly avalanche in the French Alps on Wednesday is suspected of involuntary manslaughter, a(...)

Migrants and refugees paddling a rubber dinghy approach the beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece, on August 21st.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The images of 2015 were of people on the move. Families clinging on to rubber dinghies as they approached the Greek shore. Exhausted young men and wom(...)

JUNE: Clerys department store on O’Connell Street closes its doors for the last time. Photograph: Frank Miller

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Pang goes, “Okay, what’s this?” We’re about to leave the gaff to drop her back to the school. She’s going back home to China today and Honor is comin(...)

“A daughter is a precious thing.” Micheal Chanda with his wife, Anna Barbu; and their daughter, Lina. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheal Chanda: arrived from Zambia, 2013 Micheal Chanda and his identical twin brother, John, never left one another’s side during the two years (...)

Dutch right-wing anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders:  warned that Dutch workers faced being priced out of their jobs. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

It’s an indication of the enormous gap between perception and reality when it comes to potentially explosive issues such as immigration that a new su(...)

Boxer Michael Conlan drove back to Belfast for his tie, so no one could begrudge him his Sports Personality of the Year crown. “If I hadn’t won it, I’d have been disappointed,” he beamed. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

RTÉ’s annual sports awards, a time for us all to unite and salute our people’s wondrous achievements through the year; a time to take pride in our fel(...)