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Spain’s Economy Minister Luis de Guindos addresses a recent news conference. He is opposing Ireland’s Philip Lane for the job of ECB vice-presdient

The nomination of Governor Philip Lane to contest the post as vice-president of the European Central Bank was a welcome one. Perhaps informed by the B(...)

Portmagee is well known for its fishing and as a major departure point for boat trips to the Skellig Islands.

For a relatively short cycle, this route packs a punch – for its Atlantic scenery and undulating coastal terrain as well as an opportunity to cycle on(...)

The  brittle star, a  Silurian species new to science,  has been named by international experts for an Irish geologist, Dr Eamon Doyle

The western hills can look quite glorious in winter, sculpted by a raking sun. Bogs cloaked in dying moorgrass can shine as golden as a lion’s mane. T(...)

Johnny Doran: master uilleann piper

Seventy years ago this week, during the windy night of January 30th, 1948, a wall collapsed onto a man who had been tying his shoelaces at Dublin’s Ba(...)

Many people with Down syndrome are well able to advocate for themselves. Photograph: Getty Images

We should want every woman carrying a child with Down syndrome to feel that she can choose to raise that child in the knowledge that she and her child(...)

435-million-year-old fossil starfish: the Crepidosoma doyleii brittlestar measures about 15mm across

A 435-million-year-old fossil discovered in Connemara by an Irish geologist has been confirmed as a new species and the oldest of its type in Ireland.(...)

 Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Danny Boy heard the pipes calling, from glen to glen and down the mountain side, they were of course war pipes: not to be confused with the uille(...)

A member loyal to Islamic State waves a flag in Raqqa in 2014. FIle photograph: Reuters

‘World View’ is a weekly foreign affairs podcast from ‘The Irish Times’. Subscribe on Android, on Apple Podcasts, on Stitcher or on Soundcloud. Is Is(...)

Emmanuel Macron: the French president’s political movement, En Marche!, is positioning itself to become a Europe-wide party. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty

The election of President Emmanuel Macron, on May 7th, was the most momentous event in France this year. He has already invigorated a flagging Europea(...)

There are good discounts available for family holidays in Wales.

Save up to €900 on the Body Holiday Soufrière, St Lucia The Body Holiday in St Lucia is the ultimate luxury retreat to rejuvenate bod(...)

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