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Rodin’s The Thinker. The French sculptor constantly reworked and assimilated the forms and aesthetics of ancient Greek and Roman art. Photograph: Karl Weatherly/Getty

Provence – the name evokes images of endless lavender fields, sleepy farmhouses and pools of golden light, scenes that inspired generations of painter(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said yesterday a number of factors are at play in its business, including some increased capacity and tougher competition in Ireland, Britain, Spain and Scandinavia. Photograph: Reuters/Bertil Enevag Ericson/Scanpix Sweden

The bottom line from yesterday’s announcement from Ryanair is that it expects to sell 500,000 fewer seats on its aircraft over the next few months for(...)

Barn owls feed almost exclusively on small mammals, making them susceptible to consuming contaminated rodents.

The unrestricted use of rat and mice poisons is having a catastrophic effect on Ireland’s barn owl population.A study of owl carcasses, collected over(...)

We should make the Seanad responsible for more exercises in participative democracy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Richard Bruton is saying that our choice in this referendum is limited to either abolishing the Seanad or keeping it in its current form. But by what (...)

EU internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier:  says it is vital to supervise what he calls the trillion-euro “parallel banking sector”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s funds industry could face increased scrutiny under new proposals unveiled by the European Commission yesterday, which aim to increase the re(...)

According to reports earlier this year, some gardaí apparently used the Pulse computer system to look up details of individuals who had carried out no criminal offences or, indeed, to expunge penalty points from motorists’ licences.

This July Accenture signed a 10-year agreement with Police Scotland to develop and maintain a new “operational policing system”. A modern update of th(...)

A Palestinian protester hurls a stone at Israeli troops during clashes after a protest, which was against Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails, in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are proving pointless and will not bear fruit without much greater pressure from Washington, a senior (...)

A passerby uses his smartphone to take a picture of the euro sign landmark in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank  in Frankfurt yesterday.  Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The EU and euro area continue to face the most serious crisis in the history of integration. The European Union is in a period of transition that will(...)

Euro zone businesses had their best month in over two years in August as orders increased for the first time since mid-2011, a survey showed today, su(...)

Ryanair’s chief executive  Michael O’Leary: we have noticed a perceptible dip in forward fares and yields

Almost a €1 billion was wiped off the value of Ryanair shares this morning after the airline issued a surprise profit warning, citing a slump in booki(...)

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