A spectator watches the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Barry

Irish people enjoy among the highest quality of life and standard of living in Europe, according to the European Union. The news will co(...)

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, one of the authors of the World Happiness Report.Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The recession has barely affected Irish people’s sense of well-being, an international survey has suggested. The World Happiness Report ranks Ireland (...)