Sarah Francis and Una Mullally after voting  on  Pearse street in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson 3:59

We knew it by Friday afternoon. This referendum was always going to live or die on turnout. A high turnout would mean the dedicated base of No voters (...)

 Ursula Halligan:  ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this. I  can’t believe I’m telling everyone I’m 54.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:37

Nobody was thinking of the chickens yesterday. Waving their optimistic little wings from the corner. Begging to be counted. But universally shunned.Th(...)

Islamic State militants who have taken over Palmyra have  imposed a curfew from 5pm until sunrise and banned people from leaving town until Saturday morning to ensure no government-linked figures they are seeking manage to escape, activists and officials said. File photograph: Christophe Charon/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State militants have been searching through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, and activists are claiming at least(...)

19-year-old Hosam from Damascus has joined the thousands of migrants attempting to reach Europe. In order to get there, Hosam says,  he will have to pay smugglers €6,000. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Hosam Hamada is somewhere on the open Mediterranean Sea, the hope of a new life and the black water below for company. He and his fellow migrants – fl(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles arrived at the National University of Ireland in Galwayon Tuesday, May 18th.  Photograph: Darren Staples/Retuers

“Mr Flanagan, a daoine uaiseala (Ladies and gentlemen),I must just say, before going any further, what a treat it was to hear real Irish music - one c(...)

Mutlu Kaya, a 19-year-old Kurd, gained national attention in Turkey in a popular TV talent contest.

A man was in custody yesterday after a young female talent show singer was shot in the head in southeast Turkey, the latest high-profile attack upon a(...)

Opposition leader Zoran Zaev speaks at a press conference, in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Anti-government protesters in Macedonia, due to gather on Sunday, say they will occupy downtown Skopje until embattled conservative prime minister Nik(...)

Alliance secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at the Nato  meeting in southern Turkey.   Photograph: Ozan  Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Moscow has bristled at a request from the Baltic states to have Nato troops based permanently on their territory, in response to rising fear of Rus(...)

Ireland, Dublin: €220,000, Baxter Real Estate

Baxter Real Estate is seeking €220,000 for this three-bed semi-detached house at 10 Huntstown Close, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. We find similarly-priced pr(...)

Women hold a Cyprus flag during a demonstration in favour of a peace settlement on divided Cyprus. It was the first encounter of Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci since Akinci, a leftist moderate, won leadership elections in northern Cyprus on April 26th. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Leaders of ethnically split Cyprus have agreed to restart peace talks on May 15th, a UN envoy has confirmed, offering fresh hope of healing one of Eu(...)