Italian defence minister Roberta Pinotti (L) welcomes  Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney  during the EU informal meeting of defence ministers in Milan, Italy September 9th, 2014. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has expressed confidence the United Nations will make changes to its peacekeeping mission to the Golan Heights. Mr (...)

New-born baby Bea Joy is held as mother Emily Ortega (21) rests after giving birth at an improvised clinic at Tacloban airport yesterday. Bea Joy was named after her grandmother Beatrice, who is missing following the onslaught of typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Bullit Marquez/AP Photo

The first trickle of aid began to arrive in regions of the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan yesterday as the country’s president, Benigno Aq(...)

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When I heard the sad news of Lou Reed’s death last week, I reached for one of his songs. All Tomorrow’s Parties, sung by Nico, had already been on my (...)

Celbridge 0-23 Éire Óg/Corrachoill 2-11: Celbridge regained the Kildare senior hurling crown with six points to spare over Éire Óg/Corrachoill at a dr(...)

The shutters were down at 157 Parnell Street in Dublin today. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The operator of a small supermarket on Dublin’s Parnell Street, Ji Rong Zheng, made a tax settlement of €1.59 million after a Revenue audit, according(...)