A man walks past a branch of Bank of Cyprus in Nicosia. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Cyprus will receive €1 billion from the International Monetary Fund as part of the €10 billion rescue package it agreed late in March with euro(...)

Prof John Boland, director of Crann: awarded a €2.5 million research grant by the European Research Council.  Photograph: David Sleator

Prof John Boland, director of the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (Crann) at Trinity College Dublin has b(...)

Ann Fay, outgoing president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation,  presents incoming chief  Brendan O'Sullivan with his chain of office at the INTO annual conference in Cork yesterday. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Primary teachers have voted overwhelmingly to form an alliance with other public service (...)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking at a news conference in Andorra today. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters
UN passes global arms treaty
  • World
  • April 2, 2013, 19:29

The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved its first treaty regulating the multi billion-pound international arms trade. The(...)

Cypriot finance minister  Michael Sarris Photograph: Reuters

Cypriot finance minister Michael Sarris quit today after concluding talks with foreign lenders on a bailout that forced the island to slap unp(...)

Manufacturing across the euro zone fell deeper into decline in March with the Markit's euro zone Manufacturing PMI falling to 46.8 from 47.9 in February. Photograph:   David Jones/PA Wire.

Manufacturing across the euro zone fell deeper into decline in March, although the Cyprus bailout crisis has yet to take a toll on factory acti(...)

Veteran US political activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky has warned that the European Union’s response to the economic crisis has left European democracy in a worse condition than that of the United States. Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The veteran US political activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky has warned that the European Union’s response to the economic crisis has left E(...)

Noam Chomsky. “The oil dictatorships, the countries that the West really cares about for obvious reasons, their uprisings have been suppressed very harshly and very successfully, with western support.” Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty

For a man of 84 who has described himself with approval as “a boring speaker”, Noam Chomsky meets a daunting schedule of public appearances, sp(...)

 Lord Carey of Clifton, formerly Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury attacked David Cameron for doing more than any other recent political leader to feed Christian anxieties that they are part of a persecuted minority. Photograph: PA

British prime minister David Cameron is alienating Christians by promoting gay marriage, an influential former leader of the world's 80 million(...)

Colm Kelleher: credited with being part of the team that saved Morgan Stanley during the global financial crisis. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

The Irish-born head of Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division Colm Kelleher rec(...)