“I don’t let my daughter watch Barbie – I don’t want her worrying about her hair. We can guide them as mothers away from a lot of stuff that is thrown at them.”

When powerful companies like Harrods, Brora, Gap, Disney – and more recently Stella McCartney – want collaborations with what’s called in modern parl(...)

The claimant must attend National Lottery headquarters in person to officially claim the prize but has 90 days from the date of the draw to do so. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish winner of Friday night’s shared €132 million EuroMillions jackpot will have to wait till the end of the week before the money is pooled from(...)

A British flag flutters next to EU flags ahead of  David Cameron’s visit to  Brussels last Friday, Photograph:  EPA/Laurent Dubrule

Three years after Britain’s prime minister David Cameron delivered his “Bloomberg” speech announcing his plan to hold a referendum on Britain’s member(...)

Gardaí found the Red Bull can by a wall where the dead man’s partner Sharon Rattigan had wrestled the gunman to the ground before he shot her in the leg and ran away. Photograph: Vizzzual/Flickr

Gardaí traced a can of Red Bull found at a suspected murder scene from a factory in Switzerland to a shop in south Dublin, the Central Criminal Court (...)

Benoit Violier, chef of the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier near Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Top chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant in Switzerland recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead aged 44. A police statemen(...)

Irish perennial ryegrass: resistant to normal breeding methods, the kind that have resulted in dramatic yield gains for cereal and other crops over the years

The quality and nutritional value of Irish perennial ryegrass has an important bearing on the economy. Our extensified grass-based farming methods, wh(...)

The principle German security fear is of a France ruled by Marine Le Pen.” Photgraph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

Finalité describes the intended endgame of European integration according to federalist theory. Finality, in contrast, looks increasingly like the out(...)

Mohamad Salai, a refugee, walks through the refugee tent camp in Naestved, some 60 km south of Copenhagen. Niels Ahlmann Olesen/EPA

Denmark shrugged off international criticism yesterday of new immigration rules that allow police to search asylum seekers’ luggage and confisca(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Danish prime minster Lars Loekke Rasmussen – Denmark is being heavily criticised for its latest move. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

PETER CLUSKEY UN agencies and Amnesty International have attacked Denmark’s new immigration bill as damaging and possibly in violation of EU and inte(...)

Malaysia’s attorney-general cleared prime minister Najib Razak of any criminal offences or corruption on Tuesday, closing investigations into a murky multi-million-dollar funding scandal that his opponents had hoped would bring him down. Photograph: EPA/STR

Malaysia’s attorney-general cleared prime minister Najib Razak of any criminal offences or corruption on Tuesday, closing investigations into a murky (...)