Two paramedics tend to a migrant woman on board the Open Arms vessel, which is stranded off the Italian island of  Lampedusa. Photograph: Francisco Gentico/EPA

A Spanish charity operating a migrant rescue ship stranded off the coast of Italy has rejected an offer from Spain to dock in Algeciras, saying the mo(...)

Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever will be among the 54 per cent of films directed by women playing in the Discovery strand at Toronto

Next week, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival makes a welcome return to the Light House Cinema. It hardly needs to be said that the event swells with m(...)

Larry Goodman:  it is at his exploits in the healthcare industry, the trio of Irish private hospitals in which he is involved, where we have witnessed the full breadth of his approach to business. File photograph: Alan Betson

In reporting the affairs of media-shy Irish billionaires, those of Dermot Desmond and, in particular, Denis O’Brien garner most attention. They are th(...)

 Amazon’s Alexa: There are concerns about privacy and recording use. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage

Luxembourg’s privacy regulator has asked Amazon for information regarding its Alexa voice assistant, an indication of rising regulatory unease over co(...)

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship quarter-final in the Gaelic Park at the Bronx in New York. Photograph: ©INPHO/Andy Marlin

On a sizzling hot day in mid-September, Cavan’s Mick Higgins darted past his Kerry opponents to score a crucial second goal for the trailing men of Br(...)

Labour productivity typically measures the value of work done in an economy over time

Labour productivity in the Republic has been growing at three times the EU rate since 2000, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show.(...)

People enjoy the sun and the sea on a beach in Antibes,  France. Photograph:  EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER

The humid pleasant conditions of recent days are set to continue into the weekend, but temperatures will be nothing like the record-breaking highs els(...)

A boy jumps from a diving platform into the lake Ammersee in Utting, southern Germany. Photograph:  Sven Hoppe/dpa/AFP

High temperatures broke records all over Europe on Thursday as the continent endured its second extreme heatwave in a month. Belgium, France, Germany(...)

People cool down along the canal de l’Ourcq in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

The Netherlands and Belgium recorded their highest ever temperatures as the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists t(...)

 People enjoying the good weather on Portmarnock Beach in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Collins

Donegal recorded the highest temperature in Ireland on Tuesday with the mercury at Malin Head reaching 25.7 degrees, while in Dublin the Phoenix Park (...)

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