The biggest business crisis in Volkswagen’s 78-year history has wiped around third off its share price. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Volkswagen’s software used to cheat emissions tests was switched on in diesel vehicles in Europe, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursd(...)

 Julian de Spáinn, general secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge, Micheál Martin, of  Fianna Fáil, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, of Sinn Féin, and Seán Kyne, of Fine Gael, at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An investment plan backed by Irish-speaking groups has claimed that 1,100 new job opportunities could be created in Gaeltacht areas and through Irish-(...)

 Bundeswehr  snipers with Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifles, the   weapon of choice for German soldiers, Mexican drug barons and Islamic State terrorists. Photograph: Reuters

When Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Brussels for today’s emergency summit, the German leader will press her European colleagues to tackle the con(...)

Philippine environmental activists march during a protest at the Human Rights Commission office in Manila on September 22nd, 2015. The activists are calling for an investigation into the top 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies over climate change impacts upon people and their livelihoods. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Chairman of the Government’s National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change Dr John FitzGerald has said it is not realistic to expect the US, Chin(...)

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty will contest the upcoming general election in the constituency of Dublin Mid West. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty has confirmed he will contest the upcoming general election in the constituency of Dublin Mid-West, running as part(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Cork City Council has decided to obtain legal advice on whether it can take an injunction to prevent Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly procee(...)

‘It was like animals being fed in a pen, like Guantanamo in Europe,’ said Klaus Kufner, a volunteer who was with the woman who recorded the images. Photograph: Sprido08/YouTube 1:25

Disturbing footage emerged Friday of the way migrants are being treated inside Hungary’s main refugee camp on the border with Serbia, with images show(...)

Hard to swallow: The  Green Party school dinner policy is launched at Kevin Thornton’s restaurant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At a glance, the Green Party idea that every student in the State should get at least one hot meal during the school day, as part of a campaign aimed (...)

Ralph Boes, on hunger strike since July 1st in protest at Germany’s welfare system, waits it out on Pariser Platz. Photograph: Derek Scally

The square on the eastern side of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is known officially as Pariser Platz and unofficially as the “living room of the republic”(...)

An apartment block under construction on Coke Lane and Arran Quay Terrace in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The preferred route for a cycle path along Liffey quays from the Phoenix Park to Dublin docks would divert buses through a site where an apartment (...)