Gare du Nord in Paris, described as the “squalor pit of Europe” by Mr Street

The head of British retailer John Lewis has apologised after saying France is such a hopeless country where nothing works that investors should pull t(...)

 Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, and her husband Marc Mezvinsky who are celebrating the birth of their first child.

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter named Charlotte, the first grandchild of former US president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state (...)

Muddy the water on social class.. wellies are welcome everywhere now.

So, the Great British tradition of class obsession rocks on. The Riot Club (at a cinema near you now) is a romp through the lives of members of the in(...)

Ebola is a recurring problem, yet the world seems unprepared. The response has been slow and unco-ordinated. Photograph: EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

Imagine two cities. In City A, town leaders notice that every few weeks a house catches fire. So they create a fire department – a group of profession(...)

Computer-aided rendering of Ebola virus. Illustration: Thinkstock

An Irish scientist is to lead trials of the first vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus, following this week’s decision by British authorities to give(...)

A novel new way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease may involve nothing more complicated than carrying a smartphone in your pocket. Photograph: Getty Images

A novel new way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease may involve nothing more complicated than carrying a smartphone in your pocket. Researchers at Aston U(...)

The findings of a new study showed that compared with consuming none, eating fruit every day cut the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 25 to 40 per cent.  Photograph: Bernd Settnik/EPA

Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40 per cent, a study has found.Compared with avoiding fruit altogether(...)

Paranoid about androids? Serious thinkers are warning about the rise of artificial intelligence. Photograph: Carsten Koall/AFP/Getty Images

The idea of computers taking over the world has long been with us in science fiction. But now serious thinkers are saying it’s not a matter of if, (...)

Prof Alan Ahearne, a former advisor to the late Brian Lenihan, has been appointed an external advisor to the IMF. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

NUI Galway economics professor Alan Ahearne has been appointed an external advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Prof Ahearne, who was spec(...)

Job loss, home repossession and debt are the main risk factors leading to suicide during economic downturns, the authors of a new study of the impact of the recession on suicide rates has said.

The recent recession may have led to thousands of extra suicides, researchers have said.The financial crisis has been linked to more than 10,000 peopl(...)