The Irish Embassy in Athens confirmed it was aware of the case and was providing consular assistance to the woman’s family. Photograph: Scott E Barbour

Police in Greece yesterday announced the arrest of a 52- year-old Greek national on suspicion of murdering his Irish partner and keeping her body i(...)

Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)

Children from a Roma community at a  settlement north of Athens. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Her story was splashed on front pages and dominated news sites for days, captivating parents whose greatest fear is the abduction of their children. H(...)

Protesters clash with riot police in the suburb of Keratsini, Athens following the killing of an anti-racism rapper. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of people took to the streets in dozens of cities across Greece yesterday evening, in protest at the fatal stabbing the previous night of a (...)

Protesters clash with policemen during riots at a May Day rally in Athens in  2010.

Greece’s economy has been on the slide since mid-2008, when years of political and economic mismanagement left the country badly exposed to the forces(...)