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‘Tar éis an tsaoil, is é is brí le himpireacht ná go mbeadh an pobal cloíte ina sclábhaithe duit.’ Grianghraf: PA.
Comóradh Ceart

Táimid ag druidiúint cóngarach go leor do chomóradh céad bliain an stáit Éireannaigh ó dheas. Ní léir go bhfuil sé i gceist aon ráiteas mór glórmhar a(...)

Barbecue area in Helsinki’s Suomenlinna Island prison: Most prisoners spend the day restoring and maintaining the fortress for €8 an hour or attending courses in the city. Photograph: Conor Gallagher

The detention facility on Suomenlinna Island in Helsinki is probably the only prison in the world where people trying to get in is a bigger problem th(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: promises a “clear response” to the High Court ruling. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is “working towards” making a decision on whether emergency legislation is needed in response to a High Court decision on citizenship a(...)

Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

Jimmy Reardon

Born: October 18th, 1925 Died: June 20th, 2019 “We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – seven simple words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarshi(...)

Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne:  “The rules-based international order is an existential question for us.” Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

When one member state passes on the baton of the EU presidency after its six-month incumbency, its successor brings not so much a new agenda but its d(...)

The company is due to seek regulatory approval to begin using its drones soon having been testing the technology for some time. File photograph: Getty Images

An Irish company preparing to roll out drone deliveries of fast food has said the wildlife lobby should not be underestimated as a potential impedimen(...)

US president Donald Trump and wife Melania: “Kim Jong-un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low-IQ individual . . . I think I agree with him on that.” Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

US president Donald Trump arrived back in Washington after a four-day trip to Japan to face a storm of criticism over comments he made about former vi(...)

Darragh Rogan, who lives in Helsinki, with  his wife Mirella and daughters Amelia (3) and Hanna (1) in the lap of the gods in Lapland. “I’m regretting not writing it down, but I think the reindeer’s name was Ari”

Working Abroad Q&A: Darragh Rogan, originally from Milltown in Dublin,  lives in Helsinki in Finland, where he works as a mana(...)

 Finnish Social Democrat Party leader Antti Rinne prepares to vote at a polling station in Mantsala, Finland. Photograph: Markku Ojala/EPA

Finland’s leftist Social Democrat party leader Antti Rinne has declared victory in Sunday’s general election, after partial results showed his party (...)

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