The procedures involved 81 families agreeing to donate organs of deceased relatives and 33 people donating a kidney to a family member. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Some 266 people received life-saving organ transplants in Ireland last year. The procedures involved 81 families agreeing to donate organs of deceas(...)

Republican US presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump waves  to supporters

Donald Trump’s vow to round up and deport all of America’s undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 per(...)

Theresa May: says she is “no fan” of the EU’s charter of fundamental rights or the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Britain should leave the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and not the European Union, home secretary Theresa May has said. Ms May said that(...)

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori arrives at the polling station in Lima during Sunday’s general elections. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP/Getty Images

Keiko Fujimori, the conservative daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, won the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday b(...)

 Commuters wait at  a voting tent  at the Central Station in Utrecht,  Netherlands,  April 6th, 2016, for the Dutch referendum on  the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Photograph: Bas Czerwinski/EPA

The outcome of a non-binding Dutch referendum on broader European Union ties with Ukraine was too close to call on Wednesday, with a vital turnout thr(...)

Blackrock village has not one but two shopping centres which take shoppers off its main street, a lovely stretch to amble along with shopping aplenty. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Blackrock village has not one but two shopping centres which take shoppers off its main street, a lovely stretch to amble along with shopping aplenty(...)

Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla is hit by his second bull during a bullfight held on the occasion of the Las Fallas festival in Valencia on March 12th. The traditional sport is falling from public favour. Photograph:  Kai  Foersterling/EPA

This weekend marks the climax of Las Fallas, the annual festivities in the Mediterranean city of Valencia made famous by the giant papier-mâché puppet(...)

Steelcase survey found that European workers are among the least engaged globally. French workers, for example, were the least engaged of those surveyed, with only 5 per cent being “highly engaged”

With a huge amount of office space under construction in Ireland, a report finding that 11 per cent of employees are highly dissatisfied with their of(...)

“The Ipsos MRBI poll for The Irish Times underestimated support for Micheál Martin’s party by 1.5 per cent.” Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The performance of Irish polling companies in the general election – while far from perfect – could not begin to be compared to the dismal failure of(...)

“In November last year the gap between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil was 11 points. On election day the parties had almost converged.” Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

It was the election of inconvenient truths. The temptation to dismiss the data was too great. The only surprise was that we were surprised. The story(...)