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Paul Bekaert, the lawyer acting for  former  Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, speaks to media outside  a Belgian court in Brussels today. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The lawyer acting for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has said the court hearing for his client and four secessionist allies on whether they s(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May and Leo Varadkar will hold a bilateral meeting on the margins of a summit in Gothenburg, Sweden. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Government wants a commitment from Britain that there will be no hard Border in Ireland even in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the Europe(...)

Between 1845 and 1917, the Leviathan was the largest telescope in the world

Walking through the grounds of Birr Castle en route to Ireland’s newest and largest telescope, ILofar, is an unusual experience. After passing through(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney  at the Ireland-Denmark game. The association would have been guaranteed about €6.8 million in prize money for participating at the tournament. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night represents a significant blow to the FAI as it continues its long-running battle to clear the huge burden(...)

Polish nationalists lit flares as they took part in a demonstration under the slogan ‘We want God’ as part of Polish Independence Day celebrations in Warsaw on Saturday. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Far-right movements thrive on publicity and fight to extend their influence by ensuring their propaganda becomes accepted as a “normal” part of politi(...)

Sgt Valerie Cole 55th Infantry Group Irish Defence Forces. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has worked for the last year with EU states on plans to deepen EU co-operation in secur(...)

Dr John Morrissey of UCC, who co-ordinates a project entitled  CHASSY, developing yeasts for making ingredients in cosmetics. Photograph: John Sheehan

How can we use yeast to make ingredients for food and cosmetics sustainably? Or harness the energy and nutrients of agricultural waste? How about usin(...)

In a note attached with the latest accounts, Yelp said it had closed subsidiaries in Japan, France and Singapore in 2016.

Losses narrowed at the Irish unit of San Francisco-based online review platform Yelp last year while turnover rose from €32.6 million to €40.1 million(...)

Marit Berger Røsland, the Norwegian minister for European Economic Area  and EU affairs: spoke about Brexit at the Institute of International and European Affairs. Photograph:  Orn Borgen/AFP/Getty Images

Norway would face a “hard Brexit” if the European Union and the United Kingdom were to agree a transitional deal on the single market that excluded th(...)

Central Bank figures show net worth rose by €16.9 billion in the second quarter, reflecting a substantial increase in the value of housing assets. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The net worth of Irish households has risen by nearly 60 per cent since 2012 as a result of surging property prices, which have increased house asset (...)

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