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 Baltic Day celebrations in Temple Bar: Ireland has one of the highest percentages of foreign-born nationals in the EU, at 810,000 people or some 17.3 per cent of all residents. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland should have a national day to celebrate the State’s immigrant communities, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has said. The 2016 census found (...)

Kendija Azgina (8)  and Arya Conway (5) enjoy Baltic Day celebrations  in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Officially, there are nearly 60,000 people from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia living in Ireland. Unofficially, that figure is c(...)

Dermot Desmond owns a 33% stake in Rietumu Banka. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

External auditors of the Dermot Desmond-backed Rietumu Banka in Latvia have highlighted that “material uncertainty” following a regulatory clampdown o(...)

The Shine a Light on Summer Festival takes place over the weekend at five lighthouses – Fanad Head in Donegal; Hook, the world’s oldest working lighthouse in Wexford (above); Loop Head; and on the islands of Rathlin in Co Antrim and Valentia in Co Kerry.

Ireland is set for a warm and sunny bank holiday weekend with temperatures reaching 21 degrees on Monday. The welcome good weather is set to last un(...)

Liga Skromane, who was living in Swords, Co Dublin, with her partner Andrew Jordan, went missing in India last month. Photographs: Andrew Jordan

Two men have been arrested in India in connection with the murder and rape of Liga Skromane, a Latvian woman who had been resident in Ireland. The bo(...)

Retail sales growth in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency slowed sharply in March, European statistics agency Eurostat said on Friday, as cons(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

 Lieut Cmdr Anthony Geraghty on board the LE William Butler Yeats in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Strong support for Ireland’s military engagement in humanitarian and peacekeeping operations was delivered at two separate events in Dublin. The Fine(...)

Children’s groups have argued to maintain the age of digital consent at 13. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals to raise the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 years of age were rejected by an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday. The digital age of co(...)

Liga Skromane, who was living in Swords, Co Dublin, with her partner Andrew Jordan, went missing in India last month. Photographs: Andrew Jordan

The partner of a woman whose body was found in Kerala in southern India says she was murdered and he holds the local police partly responsible for her(...)

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