Soldiers returning from particiption in Operation Storm, which in just three days reclaimed almost 20 per cent of Croatia’s territory. Photograph: Ilie Bumbac/AFP/Getty Images

Not so long ago in eastern Europe, a region on the periphery of a country in crisis took up arms against the new government. With the help of fighters(...)

An aurora a million times brighter than aurora borealis was detected over a  failed star  by a team led by NUI Galway graduate Dr Gregg Hallinan

The Irish astronomer involved in identifying the most powerful aurora recorded around a failed star outside the solar system has criticised the Govern(...)

Citroen’s Irish operations are to be taken over by independent UK car distributor IM Group.

Citroën’s Irish operation is to be taken over by independent UK car distributor IM Group. The sale of Citroën Motors Ireland, which will be completed(...)

Ardagh reported revenue of €1.3 billion for the second quarter, up 2 per cent on the €1.28 billion announced for the same quarter last year

The Ardagh Group, the Luxembourg-based packaging giant run by Paul Coulson, has announced a €51 million pretax profit for the six months ended June 30(...)

A father and son, Serb refugees from Krajina in the aftermath of Croatia’s ‘Operation Storm’, walk alongside refugee vehicles near the Bosnian Serb city Banja Luka on August 10th, 1995. Photoraph:  Ranko Cukovic/Reuters

When the Croatian military’s Operation Storm rumbled towards the Serb-separatist-held town of Knin 20 years ago, eight-year-old Anja Raskovic stuffed (...)

‘Islam is comprised of Sunni and Shiite. It has moderates and extremists. It has an array of political ideologies. In that sense Islamism cannot win, for which ideology would prevail?’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Islam is not the problem. Islamism is. So what’s the difference? Islam is the religion of over a billion people. Islamism is an ideology that insists (...)

 Mary Robinson with Trócaire volunteer Daniel Cullen  at Maynooth University in June for a two-day conference on climate change. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), approved over the past two years by 195 governments, including Ir(...)

Manufacturing  was down again in China in July, the fifth month in a row of contraction in the sector.  Photograph:  Natalie Behring/Reuters

China’s factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes that the(...)

Binaca Paun, Simona Zlatariu, Estera Zlatariu, Ezechial Zlatariu and Danial Spirache, members of the Roma community, at a tribute in Merrion Square to the Roma and Sinti populations who were killed in the Holocaust. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A memorial service has taken place for members of the Roma community who died in the Holocaust. Some 500,000 Roma and Sinti (a branch of Roma) people(...)

Fredrik Eklund is a young Swede living the American Dream. Having arrived from Europe just over 10 years ago with “nothing but a worn out pair of snea(...)