A report on Vital Statistics 2012 published by the Central Statistics Office notes that France had the highest fertility rate at 2.01, Ireland was next at 1.99. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Ireland recorded the second highest fertility rate in the EU in 2012, figures released by the Central Statistics Office show. A report on Vital Statis(...)

Of the 69 warrants issued by Ireland during 2013, 40 resulted in surrenders to Ireland. File photograph: Frank Millar/The Irish Times

Ireland received 223 arrest warrants from European Union countries for individuals suspected of crimes including murder, rape and drugs offence(...)

A woman holds a candle during a vigil at College Green, Dublin, remembering those lost to suicide

Ireland has exceptionally high rates of suicide among young males and females but lacks a national strategy on prevention, a Europe-wide report(...)

OECD research found that the Irish public had a higher degree of satisfaction in public services than in government. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Ireland suffered the greatest fall in confidence in government across the OECD between 2007 and 2012, according to a report on public governance pu(...)