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Ryanair pilots began balloting for industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a vote due to end on August 9th, indicating that any stoppages could begin in the middle of next month

Holidaymakers face potential disruption next month as Irish-based Ryanair pilots ballot for strike in a row over pay. Members of the Irish Airline Pi(...)

Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at Bandar Abbas port on Sunday after its seizure by Iran. Photograph:  Mizan News Agency/via Reuters

US president Donald Trump dismissed as “totally false” reports that Iran had arrested 17 of its nationals who were allegedly employed by the CIA, in t(...)

Ireland’s Sarah Healy during this week’s European Under-20 Championships in Borås, Sweden. Photograph: Inpho

After running boldly and bravely from the front when no one else would Sarah Healy wrapped up another medal for Irish athletics by winning the 1,500 m(...)

The Assisted Human Reproduction Bill includes provisions covering sperm, egg and embryo donation, surrogacy, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), embryo and stem cell research and posthumous assisted reproduction.

Assisted human reproduction (AHR) is notoriously fraught, emotionally, physically and ethically. The desire to have children is deeply rooted in human(...)

Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe during his trial in Sicily: now held in a deportation centre. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP

An Eritrean farmer who served three years in prison after he was wrongly identified as one of the world’s most wanted human smugglers has been cleared(...)

Emergency services with plane wreckage parts arrive at a small harbour near the accident site at Ume river. Photograph: Samuel Pettersson/EPA

A small plane carrying parachutists has crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff, killing all nine people on board. The incident took place soon(...)

Ursula von der Leyen, president-designate of the European Commission, has suggested that all EU member states should propose two candidates for the European Commission - a man and a woman - in order to address persistent gender imbalance on the commission. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The suggestion by Ursula von der Leyen, president-designate of the European Commission, that each EU state should propose two candidates for the commi(...)

French senators voted to impose a new tax that will affect about 30 companies, including US groups Alphabet, Apple, Facebook and Amazon

US president Donald Trump has instructed his most senior trade official to investigate French plans to tax large technology companies, as US officials(...)

Greyhound racing at Curraheen Park in  Cork: Claim that up to 6,000 unwanted dogs are culled in knackeries each year provokes anger in dog owners and punters. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It’s a balmy July evening and the slowly sinking sun is slanting in from the west over Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium in Cork where greyhound owners(...)

 People enjoying Longitude Festival at Marlay Park on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

US state department advice that American citizens should stay away from the Longitude festival this weekend has been described as “beyond ridiculous” (...)

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