President of Ireland Michael Higgins and his wife, Sabina, visit an olive grove near Corinth during his official visit to Greece in February last year. Photograph: Valerie Gache/AFP via Getty

“You are so lucky to have such an honest president.” Greece loves President Michael D Higgins. He impressed Athens during his state visit here last ye(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos inspect the presidental Evzoni guards, during the official welcome ceremony outside the presidental palace in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has said he no longer rules out running for a second term of office, providing his clearest indication yet about his futur(...)

Refugees and migrants queue to receive food in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The RAF’s Red Arrows could not have picked a more unsuitable location for their annual overseas training than the skies above the Ritsona refugee camp(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is held aloft after being re-elected. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The growth of Sinn Féin’s electoral power has transformed it into party that “will define mainstream politics in Ireland from now on,” a leading poli(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (left) said Ireland had rejected the policies of Fine Gael Minister for Finance.

Ireland has rejected Fine Gael and Labour’s “dead-end policies” and Michael Noonan’s “cynical” pledge to renegotiate cuts to Ireland’s banking debt, f(...)

Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: Not beloved by domestic audience.

On the streets of the small city of Corinth, deemed the weathervane of Greece’s troubled politics, it is difficult to find people who admit to still b(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives to cast his ballot at a polling station in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Casting his vote in Sunday’s referendum, Greece’s prime minister said that the Greek people were determined to “trump fear” and to carve a new path fo(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s incoming finance minister. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Confirming their pre-election pledges but dispelling hopes among the country’s lenders that they would proceed cautiously upon taking office, membe(...)

The Irish Embassy in Athens confirmed it was aware of the case and was providing consular assistance to the woman’s family. Photograph: Scott E Barbour

Police in Greece yesterday announced the arrest of a 52- year-old Greek national on suspicion of murdering his Irish partner and keeping her body i(...)

Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)

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