Illuminatus-in-chief?  Klaus Regling, chief executive officer of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF).  Photographer: Graham Crouch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

By rejecting an attempt to force their elected government from office, the Greeks have acted as good Europeans. They have given the European Union a c(...)

An  Immigrant Council of Ireland anti-racism campaign. Photograph: Immigrant Council of Ireland website

Discrimination, stereotyping and assaults were among the issues reported by a panel of young migrant men interviewed about their experiences in Irelan(...)

“No” supporters shout slogans during celebrations following Sunday’s referendum   in Athens. Photograph:  Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis

As the result of the Greek referendum became clear on Sunday evening, the last stanza of Shelley’s great poem about political resistance, The Mask of (...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney one of three Ministers who have flown to Malta to pay tribute to the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eithne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three Government Ministers have flown to the Maltese capital of Valletta to pay tribute to the 68-strong crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eith(...)

A protester holds a sheet with the Greek word for ‘No’ during an open house presentation of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party  in Berlin, while German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the background. Photograph: Getty Images

When Alexis Tsipras meets Angela Merkel today in Brussels, the German leader may like to remind her mythology-loving Greek counterpart of the fate of (...)

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: European taxpayers had offered “unprecedented financial assistance” to Greece. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers and leaders gather in Brussels today for a series of emergency meetings on Greece that are likely to prove decisive in th(...)

A woman forced into prostitution and sexual exploitation after being trafficked into Ireland aged 14 has brought a High Court challenge over a refusal(...)

A defaced sign outside the Bank of Greece reads ‘Banque de Merkel’ outside the Bank of Greece in Athens. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg 1:50

Sitting in his small, central Athens shop that sells and rents electric bicycles, Thanasis was still charged with enthusiasm at the referendum result (...)

Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis drives his motorcyle with his wife Danae Stratou after exiting the finance ministry in Athens. Photograph: Fotis Plegas/EPA 1:48

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it was monitoring the situation in Greece and was ready to lend a hand if asked following a referend(...)

A woman withdraws money from an ATM while others speak to an official of the bank, in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Goulimaki/AFP/Getty 1:48

Cafés are busy. The streets are choked with traffic. Tourists brave stifling heat to wander amidst the ruins of the Acropolis. The morning after thous(...)