In Ireland, a traditionally Roman Catholic country that has long been known for a seeming conservative streak, the lack of a strong backlash during the referendum campaign has been notable, even as opponents of the measure have mobilised.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was(...)

Guest speaker at the 2015 Student Summit Patrick Hamilton Walsh (left) with Greg O’Donoghue, vice president for welfare at the Union of Students in Ireland. Mr Hamilton Walsh spent several years travelling the world while documenting his trip with a mobile phone. That adventure eventually led him to Sweden where he has been helping develop the image-sharing platform PicHit

It’s wise to say it quietly but one positive outcome of the recession is a growing shift in mindset amongst the country’s nascent generation of profes(...)

Molly Sterling performs on stage during the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015  in Vienna on Thursday. Photograph: Nigel Treblin/Getty Images

Ireland failed to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest final tonight, despite a confident performance by Molly Sterling. The 17-year-old from Co Ti(...)

This is the third time the same berry warning has been reiterated within the last three years after 1,000 people across Europe became ill in 2013.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has reissued a warning about consumption of imported frozen berries after a contaminated batch of raspberries cau(...)

The idea of a specific EU neighbourhood policy to deal with countries to its east began to gain ground in 2007 and 2008, supported by countries such as Poland and Sweden. Photograph: Getty Images

Eighteen months after the last Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, EU leaders gather in Riga today for a two-day summit on the EU’s relationship wi(...)

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. (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan: ‘Ninety-five per cent of the migrants have been settled in five states. We believe that is unfair. We will live up to our responsibilities.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Union is to launch a military operation to destroy boats used by human traffickers smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean in the st(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at a meeting of EU foreign and defence ministers  in Brussels. The bloc has agreed a naval mission targeting people smugglers in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The EU has agreed a naval mission in the Mediterranean to target gangs smuggling migrants from Libya, but parts of a broader plan to deal with the inf(...)

Shoptalk: Cooley Peninsula

The Cooley Peninsula is best known as a hideout for leprechauns and IRA men, but there are some terrific shops hiding out there too. The most p(...)

Politically the proposal to share the relocation of refugees across the EU could not come at a more difficult moment. Many governments have seen the d(...)