Adam Osmayev, an English-educated Chechen commander of a Ukrainian volunteer battalion, at its base in Lysychank, eastern Ukraine in 2015. He is in hospital recovering from the attack. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Kiev officials believe Moscow was behind a dramatic assassination attempt on a British-educated Chechen who has fought against Kremlin-backed militia (...)

Artist Stephen McKenna:  Asked by an interviewer in 1990 as to whether he considered himself English, Irish or European, he replied simply: “Yes.” Photograph: Moya Nolan
Obituary: Stephen McKenna

Stephen McKenna Born: March 20th, 1939 Died: May 4th, 2017 The painter Stephen McKenna, who died at his home in Bagenalstown, County Carlow last mo(...)

Airbus is in the midst of an upheaval after acknowledging discrepancies in past applications for British financial support to sell passenger jets. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Airbus has appointed an independent panel including two former ministers to examine its anti-corruption practices after Britain and France launched fr(...)

Of course there are good reasons why this State has yet to take any refugees from the thousands in Italy’s teeming, crowded camps. In this case, appar(...)

An Afghan mother  with her baby daughter in Malakassa refugee camp, Greece,  where about 700 refugees await their fate. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Three countries – Hungary, Poland and Austria – have not taken in a single asylum seeker under an EU relocation scheme agreed at the height of the re(...)

The graves in Izmir of 24 children, whose names are unknown, who drowned trying to reach Greece. Photograph: Stephen Starr

There is a pitiful sight in a quiet corner of a graveyard on a hill above Izmir, Turkey. Numbers – 25422, 25580 written in white paint – have been sp(...)

The bookies do not anticipate that Ireland’s Brendan Murray will make it to the final.  Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

If the bookies are to be believed, our national Eurovision disgrace is set to continue at this evening’s semi-final. They do not anticipate that Irela(...)

'What was so striking about the victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election was that he campaigned unapologetically as an enthusiast for the EU.' Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

The Government’s decision to commit unambiguously to the side of the EU27 ahead of the Brexit negotiations will inevitably involve difficult decisions(...)

Trevor O’Regan, director of international consulting for PM Group in Asia

PM Group, a construction, engineering and project management services group with its headquarters in Dublin, has secured a raft of new projects with t(...)

The Phoenix Park Polo Grounds were once on the front line of Ireland’s political divide

You may remember a furore in 2009 when Croke Park had to be resurfaced after U2 concerts and it emerged that the new turf came from England, causing a(...)