Everton’s Leighton Baines: faces a long spell on the sidelines  having suffered a freak ankle injury. Photo:  Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Everton left back Leighton Baines could be sidelined for a significant period after sustaining a freak training ground injury to his surgically-repair(...)

A father and son, Serb refugees from Krajina in the aftermath of Croatia’s ‘Operation Storm’, walk alongside refugee vehicles near the Bosnian Serb city Banja Luka on August 10th, 1995. Photoraph:  Ranko Cukovic/Reuters

When the Croatian military’s Operation Storm rumbled towards the Serb-separatist-held town of Knin 20 years ago, eight-year-old Anja Raskovic stuffed (...)

House prices in the Republic increased by more than six times the EU average in the first three months of this year, according to new figures. Photo: PA Wire

House prices in the Republic increased by more than six times the EU average in the first three months of this year, according to new figures. The rat(...)

Temperatures continue to soar in Azerbaijan, rising above 35 degrees yesterday, which of course meant spending the morning down by the pool. As in (...)

Ramush Haradinaj:  He was cleared at the Hague in 2008, and at a re-trial four years later. Photograph: AP Photo/ Koen van Weel, Pool

Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj was detained yesterday in Slovenia on a Serbian arrest warrant, a week after Bosnian Muslim ex-militar(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during a squad training session at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They live, one imagine, on the adrenaline of it all out in the FAI press office where each John Delaney public appearance brings the possibility for a(...)

Molly Sterling from Ireland performs during the dress rehearsal for the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest  in Vienna. Photograph: Getty Images

Molly Sterling will need to put everything she’s got into her performance in Thursday night’s second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. (...)

Independent Senator  Fidelma Healy Eames  at a press conference organised by the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a No vote in Friday’s marriage referendum say they are open to having another vote to provide constitutional protection for same-sex c(...)

The seaside town of Baska, Croatia is one of the more popular places, though it gets very busy in summer

My friend and I are planning an inter-railing trip this summer. We’re flying into Berlin, then going by rail to Prague for three days, then Budapes(...)

Sir, – Brian Dineen (March 18th) writes, “Outdated notions that sharply delineate parental responsibilities in a gendered fashion are not a sound b(...)