Migrants board  a ferry in the port of Mytilene, Lesbos island, Greece, on April 4th.  Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Just hours before the first deportations of migrants from Greece to Turkey under the European Union’s controversial agreement with Ankara took place,(...)

Frontex police escort migrants, who are being deported from Lesbos, on to a ferry before it returns to Turkey on April 4th, 2016 in Lesbos, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

In an early morning operation conducted under heavy security, the first deportations of migrants and asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey under the re(...)

 Commander of US European Command Gen Philip Breedlove. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

The US military said on Wednesday it would deploy rotations of US-based armoured brigade combat teams to Europe, part of an effort to counter what the(...)

An injured person is rescued  close to Paris’s Bataclan concert hall on the night of November 13th, 2015: the attackers, sent by the Islamic State’s external operations wing, were well-versed in a range of terrorism tactics such as suicide vests, gunmen in various locations and hostage-taking a report shows. Photograph: Miguel Medinamiguel Medina/AFP/Getty

Investigators found crates’ worth of disposable cellphones, used and discarded after being meticulously scoured of email data. All around Paris, they (...)

The performance of students at maths has improved, but there is still a significant gap between our best students and those in countries such as China, Hong Kong and Korea. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Irish mathematics students are falling well behind their counterparts in high-performing countries, according to a review carried out by the Departmen(...)

Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey (foreground) have a six-nation fight for Olympic selection in the 49erfx class next month in Spain. Photo: Brian Carlin.

An Irish berth at the Rio Olympics hangs in the balance following the announcement of an unexpected African entry in the women’s International 49erfx(...)

Overall, 7 per cent of 15-year-olds in Ireland are classed as low-performing across maths, reading, and science, compared to an OECD average of 12 per cent. File photograph: Getty Images

One in six Irish students are classified as “low performers” in maths, according to an international report. The study, published by the Organisation(...)

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Glenstal Abbey Benedictine Monastery With thanks to Fr Martin Browne OSB The Benedictine monks in Glenstal Abbey begin their Christmas celebrations(...)

In Britain 7.9 per cent of the population is non-British national. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly one in eight people living in Ireland comes from abroad, according to research by Eurostat published on Friday. The European statistics agenc(...)

Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)