The Citibank building in  Dublin.   Up to now Citibank ( Europe) was regulated directly by the Central Bank. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Citibank ( Europe), the Dublin operation of the giant US bank,is subject to a comprehensive assessment by the ECB, signalling that it is likely to be (...)

Customs sniffer dog Casey, who found about 250,000 illegal cigarettes at Dublin Port. File photograph: Revenue and Customs/PA Wire

Thousands of packets of illegal cigarettes have been found hidden under a cargo of farm machinery by customs sniffer dog Casey. In her latest success(...)

Joshua Molloy (24), who has been detained in Iraq.

British diplomats are seeking access to an Irish man and two British citizens who were detained in Iraq after fighting with Kurdish forces against Isl(...)

CapVest took control of the Mater Private in 2007 in a deal that valued the business at €350 million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fresenius, the German publicly-quoted healthcare giant with a €34 billion market value, has emerged one of the final suitors vying to take over the Ma(...)

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sarajevo

Nestled in a valley on either side of the river Miljacka, Sarajevo isn’t known as the “Jerusalem of Europe” for nothing. In its more harmonious past t(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)

Labour Party activists are dismayed by their rejection at the polls. Some TDs who lost their seats are in denial concerning the reasons for their dism(...)

The neighbourhood in Paris that was home to Reda Hame, a French citizen who, according to interrogation records, was trained by Islamic State to strike in Europe. Hame was arrested in August 2015, before he could strike. Photograph: Pierre Terdjman/The New York Times

The day he left Syria with instructions to carry out a terrorist attack in France, Reda Hame (29), a computer technician from Paris, had been a membe(...)

Graduates of Tsinghua University. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

When Oliver Rothschild turned up in Beijing with a plummy accent, the assured air of an international financier and oozing upper-class charm, the head(...)

Schopenhauer lived with a succession of poodles, which neighbouring children rather unkindly referred to as “Mrs Schopenhauer”. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Since I am not an optimist by disposition, the very thought of weddings stresses me out. Not mine – that isn’t happening any time soon, if at all. No(...)

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