Waterford Spraoi. Photograph: John Loftus

What links Athens, Florence, Paris and Cork? They have all held the title European Capital of Culture. The programme began in 1985, after Melina Merc(...)

Crowds celebrate the result of the Marriage Equality referendum in Dublin Castle last year.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There were 91 same sex marriages in the last six weeks of 2015 after they were legalised for the first time, figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Jack Byrne (r) and Gaetano Monachello of Italy during the March 24th tie at the RSC in Waterford Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The Republic of Ireland Under-21s face Slovenia in Koper on Monday evening knowing that a positive result is vital if they are to stay in the running (...)

Refugees and migrants queue to receive food in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The RAF’s Red Arrows could not have picked a more unsuitable location for their annual overseas training than the skies above the Ritsona refugee camp(...)

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei gets a shave at the makeshift Greek camp at Idomeni. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Several states are urgently reviewing border security in case the European Union and Turkey fail to dramatically cut the number of people crossing the(...)

A girl walks in the mud  in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have questioned Turkey’s ability to qualify for visa liberalisation by June, in a sign of significant opposit(...)

A  boy walks through a flooded refugee camp at the border between Greece and the  Macedonia, near Idomeni, northern Greece, on Wednesday. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Balkan states are re-imposing strict border controls in a bid to close a route that more than one million migrants and refugees took to reach western (...)

Aa banner reading ‘Made in EU’ attached to a fence in a camp at the border between Greece and  Macedonia, near Idomeni, in northern Greece on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Macedonia has closed its border “completely” to illegal migrants after Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia announced tight new restrictions on migrant entry,(...)

A razor fence  at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni where thousands of migrants  wait to cross  into Macedonia. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Some 14,000 people waited at the border between Greece and Macedonia on Monday to learn their fate from European and Turkish leaders, with many saying(...)