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Photographer Rich Gilligan: ‘For years I sat on a bus travelling in and out of Blanchardstown looking at these magazines, thinking wouldn’t it be amazing to do that, imagine living in New York... I feel really lucky, but in another way, you make your own luck.’

Rich Gilligan knew from the age of 16 that he wanted to be a skate photographer. Growing up in north Dublin, he used to borrow his dad’s Olympus point(...)

Clocks connected to national grids will try  to catch up six minutes with their faster clockwork or radio-signal-based counterparts

Clocks in 25 countries, from Poland to Portugal and Denmark to Turkey, will for the next few weeks be running fast. Or at least slightly so – and only(...)

Germany’s EU commissioner Günther Oettinger said EU financial reforms meant money could be redirected to ensure the transport of products from Irish ports to other EU ports. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union could fund new ways of connecting Irish and continental European ports if a “super-hard Brexit” cut off access to the UK, the EU bu(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe endorsed the idea of a European Monetary Fund alongside other “like-minded” EU member states. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A European Monetary Fund (EMF) should be established to have greater responsibility for the development and monitoring of financial assistance program(...)

Volvo’s XC40 won the the prestigious title of Car of the Year 2018, awarded at the Geneva motor show. It saw off challenges from six other finalists(...)

A crippling shortage of chefs is forcing Irish restaurants to trawl Europe for qualified staff willing to move here to cook, as consumers’ appetite for eating out expands

A crippling shortage of chefs is forcing Irish restaurants to trawl Europe for qualified staff willing to move here to cook, as consumers’ appetite fo(...)

Scientists believe they have identified five different types of diabetes. A study carried out by researchers from Sweden and Finland identified five (...)

Internally displaced women walk to a food distribution in the early morning at the Protection of Civilian site (PoC) in Bentiu, South Sudan, earlier this month.  The site was established in January 2014, when 7,000 civilians entered the UN base to seek protection, shortly after the start of the South Sudanese civil war. The camp hosts over 20,000 households and the numbers keep rising every day. Photograph: Stefanie Glinski/AFP/Getty Images

Overseas aid is something of an anomaly in Irish policy-making. Expensive yet largely uncontroversial, it attracts positive reviews from across the wo(...)

 A wounded man is treated  in a hospital in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Syrian opposition activists have reported a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, leaving three people dead (...)

 Syrian Civil Defense, the White Helmets,  carry a man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta. Photograph: Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP

The UN Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the la(...)

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