Punch drunk love: Jarkko Lahti as Finnish sporting hero Olli Mäki

De Niro’s Jake La Motta may be an animalistic exception, but mostly, we can depend on the movieverse’s boxers to be big old softies. Enter Olli Mäki, (...)

France and Russia had more than 200 cases of government force against religious groups, mostly of individuals being punished for violating the ban on face coverings. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Republic of Ireland is one of the most tolerant countries in the world when it comes to the practice of religion, according to new research. Not (...)

Ireland outperformed other predominantly English-speaking economies such as  Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand on the Bloomberg index

Ireland has dropped one place to 16th in Bloomberg’s 2017 innovation index. South Korea retained first place, topping the international charts in R&(...)

Jim Callery: will be honoured at an event in Finland in May co-hosted by tenor Plácido Domingo and EU commissioner  Tibor Navracsics. Photograph: Ruth Lanigan/Irish Heritage Trust

The founder of the Irish National Famine Museum in Co Roscommon has won a major European award recognising work in the heritage field. Jim Callery h(...)

Accell Group, the maker of Dutch bicycle brands Sparta and Batavus, said on Tuesday it had received a takeover proposal that values its stock at €845 million from investor Pon Holdings

Accell Group, the maker of Dutch bicycle brands Sparta and Batavus, said on Tuesday it had received a takeover proposal that values its stock at €845 (...)

James Coughlan after Munster were beaten by Toulon in the 2014 Heineken Cup semi-final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James Coughlan, 36 Joined Pau from Munster and retires at the end of the season to work in Pau’s academy. He speaks about life off the pitch. In 201(...)

Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny signs the new Rome declaration during a summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the EU’s founding. Photograph: Tiziana Fabitiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

When EU leaders met in Rome last month to mark the union’s 60th birthday and respond to Brexit with an optimistic declaration on its future, among the(...)

Swedish police officers near the scene where a truck crashed into a department store in central Stockholm. Photograph: EPA

The European Union and countries across the continent offered Sweden support and solidarity on Friday following what the Swedish government said appea(...)

Out of 42 European countries, only eight (including Ireland) had more Christian births than deaths between 2010 and 2015.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It’s official: Europe is becoming less Christian. An international study of demographic trends shows that Europe’s Christian population is expected t(...)

It is thought the State will face a huge legal bill arising from prosecuted cases, which should never have proceeded.

The revelations that Garda breath-testing data had been inflated by 100 per cent in recent years means the State’s position in international enforceme(...)