President of the Palestinian Authority  Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) shakes hands with   South African president Jacob Zuma yesterday in Pretoria, South Africa.  The European Parliament will vote on a resolution to recognise the state of Palestine at its plenary session next month.  Photograph: Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution to recognise the state of Palestine at its plenary session next month, after a vote scheduled for to(...)

 EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Australia earlier this month shows the commitment of the Americans to reaching a transatlantic deal.

The new EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David O’Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Au(...)

Recognising Palestine

Sir, – I suggest that Ireland and the rest of the European Union follow Sweden’s example in recognising the state of Palestine while there is still a(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off during the final round of the World Tour Championship golf tournament at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Yoshua Arias / EPA

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson successfully defended a title for the first time in his career after a thrilling finish to the DP World Tour Championship on S(...)

Áine Mannion (left) and Aideen Elliott of We’re Not Leaving which launched a proposal document, All Mod Cons, about the private rented sector yesterday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European-style rent controls are needed to limit soaring price increases for private rented accommodation, campaigners have warned.The youth movement(...)

Actress Maureen O’Hara: her former PA got an apology from O’Hara’s nephew. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Actress Maureen O’Hara’s former personal assistant was today given a High Court apology and damages over a number of statements made by the 94-year-ol(...)

Carolanne Henry, Vodafone Ireland (left) and Tina Roche, Irish Corporate Leaders on Climate Change,  present the “Unlocking Opportunities” report to Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photograph: Mark Maxwell

Vodafone Ireland is part of a new initiative aimed at making the vision of a sustainable, low-carbon society a reality. The Irish Corporate Leaders on(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Stephanie Roche: will be up against some of the top stars in the game for Fifa’s Goal of the Year award. Photograph: Inpho

As you browsed through the list of nominees announced this week for Fifa’s Puskas Award, granted to the scorer of world football’s finest goal in t(...)

Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven (left), defence minister Peter Hultqvist (centre) and  Supreme Armed Forces Commander Gen Sverker Goranson arrive for a news conference in Stockholm today.  Sweden has secured conclusive evidence a foreign submarine did enter its waters last month. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/Reuters

Sweden has proof that a small foreign submarine operated illegally in its waters last month, its top military officer said today following a mysteriou(...)

Shane Lowry in action during the WGC-HSBC Champions in China last week. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images.

I’m not going to lie. I’m not like an ostrich who buries his head in the sand. I know what’s going on. I’m aware of where I stand in every ranking tha(...)