An employee looks out over an oil refinery  in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The drop in oil prices is driving a sharp recession in the country. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Slumping oil prices have put Russia’s economy on course for a sharp recession and double-digit inflation next year, government ministers said, as auth(...)

Russian mid-sized lender Trust Bank is to receive up to 30 billion roubles ($530 million) from the central bank to stop it going bankrupt in the first bailout of its kind during the current rouble crisis.

Russian authorities significantly scaled up rescue funds for mid-sized lender Trust Bank on Friday, saying they would provide up to $2.4 billion in lo(...)

Fr Peter McVerry: the trust he set up is opening a 36-bed centre in Dublin city and  14-bed accommodation in Newbridge, Kildare. Photograph: Dave Meehan/Irish Times

An extra 50 beds for homeless people are being provided in Dublin and Kildare by the Peter McVerry Trust. The housing charity will offer the beds thro(...)

An employee counts Russian Rouble banknotes at a private company’s office in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. The Russian Central Bank has agreed to bailout Trust Bank

Russia’s central bank said it would will provide a mid-sized bank to with up to 30 billion roubles ($530 million) to stop it going bankrupt, in the fi(...)

A robbery at a Co Westmeath charity shop is being investigated by gardaí.

A robbery at a Co Westmeath charity shop is being investigated by gardaí.The culprits broke through two fortified doors and a security gate to force t(...)

Canon David Gillespie (left) and Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, outside St. Ann’s Church Dawson Street during the Black Santa sit-out to raise money for charities working with homeless people. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Funds raised by this year’s Black Santa sit-out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street will go to help the city’s homeless. The sit-in was launc(...)

The Links Creche at Abington, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

RTÉ has been asked to explain what additional evidence it has on a creche owner facing trial for breaking child for breaking child protection laws fol(...)

Saint-Gobain has donated money to help refurbish unused homes in Dublin for homeless people. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A building supplies company has donated €100,000 to the Peter McVerry Trust to refurbish six apartments for the homeless. Saint-Gobain, the global bui(...)

Do you see your grandfather or grandmother in this photograph? A total of 63 individuals have been individually numbered in the hope that they might be identified by the public. About 12 have been identified. <a href="http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/visit-glasnevin/news/the-fools-the-fools-the-fools/ODonovanRossa_PaintByNumbers.pdf"> Photograph: </a> courtesy of Glasnevin Trust.

An appeal has been issued to the public for help in identifying members of the cortege in an historic photograph of the funeral of Fenian leader O’(...)

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