Ireland’s low bond yields “owe more to the decisive actions of Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, than to any decisions made in Dublin”. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The world has watched transfixed as Scotland wrestled with its destiny. But now that its future is settled, it is Scotland’s Celtic neighbour Ireland (...)

The UK and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like Islamic State, former British prime minister Tony Blair has said. Photograph:  Gus Ruelas/Reuters.

The UK and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like Islamic State, former British prime minist(...)

New Zealand’s re-elected prime minister John Key celebrates a landslide general election victory with his wife Bronagh (R) and son Max (L)  in Auckland. Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters.

New Zealand may vote next year on changing its flag, newly re-elected prime minister John Key said today, as the country looks to assert an identity i(...)

Considering the hardship of the time, the 1945 match programme was an impressive, advert-full, 26 pages, which included an extraordinary editorial-style piece about Croke Park’s place in the newly emerging world.

There was a time when the centre of democracy in Europe was situated in Ireland. Not at government headquarters off Kildare Street in Dublin, but just(...)

Alison Stroh: “All of the products in the Dr Coy’s range fall into the ‘free from’ category of foodstuffs which is one of the fastest growing areas of food and nutrition.”

Healthy chocolate bars for kids and a cola drink that won’t rot their teeth are just two of the products start-up food company, Dr Coy’s Health Foods(...)

Oscar and Arthur Kenevey, of Clarehall, Dublin, at the bandstand in St Stephens Green, Dublin for the People’s Climate Picnic today as world leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepare to meet in New York next week for a UN crisis summit on climate change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 600 people attended the People’s Climate Picnic in St Stephen’s Green today. It was the main event held in Ireland to mark a global protest (...)

England’s opportunity: Prime Minister David Cameron responds to Scottish result, promises new powers for English MPs (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

In promising a new way of doing politics in the United Kingdom, David Cameron early yesterday morning pitched his response to the Scottish vote primar(...)

An appeal for Mr Henning’s release has been made by over 100 senior Muslim leaders. Photograph: PA Wire

The wife of a British hostage being held by Islamic State made a dramatic appeal last night for his release. The statement was released as rumours cir(...)

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks to pupils during a visit to Kelty Primary School in Fife yesterday. Photograph: Garry F McHarg/Reuters

Promises made to Scotland on further devolution will be upheld, former British prime minister Gordon Brown insisted, as he urged the country to come t(...)

Where now?  ... First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond at  a press conference   in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence. How will Scottish nationalist claims evolve now?  Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

While the proponents of Scottish independence could not persuade enough Scots to take a leap of faith into the unknown, the outgoing SNP leader deserv(...)