Sir, – Brian Dineen (March 18th) writes, “Outdated notions that sharply delineate parental responsibilities in a gendered fashion are not a sound b(...)

France’s president Francois Hollande (2nd right), Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy (centre) and German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) walk near crash site of Germanwings Airbus A320. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters 2:24

Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps, killing every(...)

‘The Judeo-Christian faith always taught that marriage was initiated by God at creation (Gen 1:27, 28).’ Photograph: Getty Images

On May 22nd people will be asked to add to the Constitution’s article on the family: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons(...)

A map showing where the Jailbreak teams were at 10.30am on Sunday.

The Jailbreak 2015 challenge has been won by two mechanical engineering students from Trinity College Dublin - Hugh Wedlon and Ahmad Mu’azzam. They r(...)

Data from Eurostat, the European Union’s official statistics body, reveal women earned almost a sixth less per hour than men in 2012, up from 12.6 per cent in 2008.

The pay gap between men and women in Ireland has widened in recent years, with women earning 14.4 per cent less than men for their work, most recent f(...)

For sale signs are posted outside homes in London, UK. Photographer: Suzanne Plunkett/Bloomberg News

Property rises in Ireland are now rising at a higher rate than anywhere else in the EU, according to figures from Eurostat. The agency’s latest proper(...)

An estimated 60,000 citizens of other European countries are treated in the Irish health service each year as visitors use their European Health Insurance Card or a UK entitlement document. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has lodged substantial claims with 23 European countries in respect of the cost of treatment of their citizens by the health service here.The (...)

Andre Schürrle of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the second goal against  Sporting Lisbon   at Stamford Bridge.  Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Chelsea’s progress into the knockout phase proved serene to the last. Sporting Lisbon were outclassed here and consigned to the Europa League by a rej(...)

Zdravko Pocivalsek has never been a member of a political party or run for office

Slovenia, which narrowly avoided an international bailout last year, has appointed spa resort manager Zdravko Pocivalsek as its economy minister after(...)

José Mourinho the manager of Chelsea watches over the squad’s training session ahead of the Uefa Champions League Group F match against NK Maribor. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Maribor v Chelsea, Stadion Ljudski, 7.45pm, Setanta and Sky Sports 1 José Mourinho has offered a thinly veiled criticism of Liverpool’s team selection(...)