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Cross  on the top of Bray Head: 68  per cent of  American Christians pray daily, compared with 19 per cent in Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish adults remain significantly closer to Berlin than Boston in terms of religious belief and practice, according to a new study from the Washington(...)

At the moment, EU states are free to apply common rules against money laundering in different manners, a situation that has led to poor supervision in some cases. Photograph: iStock

European Union regulators have drawn up a preliminary plan for a possible tightening of rules against money laundering after a series of high-level ca(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane: losing his patience with Government’s budgetary policy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was nothing new in Central Bank governor Philip Lane’s latest pre-budget missive to Government. We should be targeting a budget surplus rather t(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares traded lower on Wednesday as trade tensions and growing worries about emerging market currencies cut investor appetite for risky asset(...)

Research indicates 9.2 per cent of people in Ireland have tried MDMA, or ecstasy, at least once. This was the joint highest rate in Europe and more than twice the European average. File photograph: Thinkstock

Drug crime has continued to rise in Dublin, as evidence also emerges that more people than ever across the country are consuming illicit drugs. In j(...)

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron: “The rise of extremes is almost a general rule, and France is an exception.” Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

French president Emmanuel Macron took fire from every direction this week: from Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and Italian interior minister Ma(...)

Nordic Aviation Capital customers include Irish-based Stobart Air, the carrier that provides Aer Lingus’s regional services under contract.

Aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) earned profits of $160 million (€138 million) in the 12 months ended June 30th, according to the latest (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron looks on during a meeting with Denmark’s prime minister in Copenhagen on Tuesday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron has been attacked by political opponents for describing French people as “Gauls who are resistant to change” during a trip to Denmark.(...)

Declan Rice is of Irish descent through his father Séan, whose parents Margaret and Jack are from Douglas in Co Cork. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

West Ham United’s Declan Rice is perhaps the most promising player to come through the under-age Irish set-up in decades. At just 19, he can play as a(...)

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