While still in Switzerland, the student had met someone on Facebook from whom she rented a room for the upcoming academic year. File image: PA Wire

A man who defrauded a foreign student after she was duped into renting a non-existent room has been told by a judge that he faces a jail sentence. As(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (centre): the Kremlin wants World Cup 2018 to be a showcase for Putin’s Russia, just like the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters

The mayor of Kaliningrad, a host city for the World Cup in Russia next year, has offered some striking match-day advice to its residents: don’t hit th(...)

Housing Europe report: the paper noted that the number of people on local authority waiting lists in Ireland had doubled between 2008 and 2010, and was currently over 96,000

A major European report on housing has highlighted Ireland’s over-reliance on the private market as a key factor in the ongoing crisis. The study by(...)

Sebastian Kurz, 31, has propelled his People’s Party to first place by taking a hard line on immigration. Photograph: Robert Jaeger/AFP/Getty Images

Young conservative star Sebastian Kurz is on track to become Austria’s next leader after an election on Sunday, but his party is far short of a majori(...)

AP McCoy will talk to Paddy Power at the One-Zero 2017 conference on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Monday, October 16th Results: Kuehne and Nagel, Netflix. Indicators: Irish goods exports and imports (Aug); Euro zone balance of trade (Aug). Tuesd(...)

The Revenue has said that even in a ‘soft Border’ scenario, certain controls are unavoidable and a number of designated and resourced crossings will be required. Photograph: The Irish Times

Revenue has warned an open Border between the Republic and Northern Ireland is not possible and that eight customs checks and visible border controls (...)

Martin O’Neill:  despite the manager’s feat in guiding us to  the play-offs, we can’t keep the ball and  have the poorest scoring record of any team left.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Nobody will want to play us,” declared Joe Hart ahead of the knockout stages of last year’s Euros. After their goalless draw with Slovakia that(...)

John Muldoon: will captain Connacht again in the Challenge Cup clah against Oyonnax. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Momentum is the key word in Connacht’s vocabulary this week as they change focus with a novel visit to Switzerland. French opponents Oyonnax will cr(...)

Katie Kiernan with her partner Shane and son Nathan in Canada: 'I knew if we stayed in Ireland, we would struggle for the rest of our lives.'

In the 12 months to April this year, 30,800 Irish people moved abroad. The figure is higher than the number that emigrated in 2010, when the recession(...)

 Kim Jong-un with his sister Kim Yo-jong in April 2017: the North Korean leader has promoted his younger sister to the centre of power. Photograph:  Damir Sagolj/Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promoted his younger sister Kim Yo-jong to the country’s decision-making political bureau as it gears up for the f(...)