The Irish are more resilient to perceived threats, with many of us returning to Egypt over and over again despite many terrorist attacks

As we come to terms with how the world has changed in the past year it’s time to think where is still safe to go for winter sun holidays? The shift(...)

Kaci Kullmann Five,  head of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize committee. “We want to prove that it is possible for Islamist and secular political movements to work together in the best interests of the people,” she said. Photograph: Heiko Junge/Reuters

The 96th Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to four groups from Tunisian civil society who saved the country’s fragile transition from dictatorship t(...)

Western leaders now say  Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must be involved in peace talks. Photograph: Vahid Salemi/AP Photo

German chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must be involved in peace talks – the latest evidence that key we(...)

Pope Francis smiles and  waves after he delivered the traditional Sunday Angelus at  St Peter’s Square. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Pope Francis called on Sunday on every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family each in a gesture of solidarity he said (...)

A woman leaves a booth before casting her ballot at a polling station in the town of Tifelt, east of Rabat, Morocco. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

A political party formed by a close associate of Morocco’s king secured most seats in local elections on Friday, closely followed by the ruling Islami(...)

Mmigrants being rescued south of Lampedusa island in the Mediterranean in August. Photograph: EPA

Italy has been found to be in breach of international law over its treatment of migrants, in a case that could have widespread ramifications for EU as(...)

Flowers on the beach near the RIU Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, remembering the 38 tourists killed in June. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A policeman has died after being shot in the Tunisian coastal city where 30 Britons were killed in June. Two men on a motorcycle opened fire on three (...)

Circle said it intends to select suitable partners with whom it can evaluate and develop  prospects on the permit

Circle Oil, the Cork-based oil and gas exploration company that is quoted on the Alternative Investment Market in London, has been given approval to r(...)

FBD closed 7.6 per cent up at €6.90 after falling by a similar margin in the previous session

European stocks slipped yesterday to record their worst week in more than a month, in the wake of China’s currency devaluation. The euro zone’s blue-c(...)

MSF project co-ordinator  Juan Matias Gil (right)  with  rescued Palestinian  migrants Mohammed (35) and his  one-year-old daughter Azeelin, who were on a vessel carrying migrants which capsized in the Mediterranean on August 5th. Mohammed’s wife Diana also survived the sinking. Photograph: MSF 2:08

Two families plucked from the Mediterranean by the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh 10 days ago have described the intense relief at bei(...)