Speaking at the Parnell Summer School, Eamon  Gilmore said Ireland needed to pursue the goals in its foreign policy documents supporting multilateral institutions like the EU and UN. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland is one of the “most respected countries in the world” with an influence disproportionate to its size, the EU special representative for human (...)

Ireland’s first space strategy  aims to double  space-related revenue and employment in space-active Irish companies and to support 100 companies to benefit from ESA engagement. Photograph: Nasa/New York Times

Ireland gets between four and eight euros back for every euro it puts into the European Space Agency (ESA), junior minister John Halligan has claimed.(...)

It is estimated that 1,379,576 work days are lost to asthma each year in Ireland. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Ireland has the highest mortality rates from asthma in western Europe and people are dying needlessly because of poor disease management, it has been (...)

President Michael D. Higgins greets Gérard Larcher, president of the Senate of France, at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Ireland offers a lesson for Europe in not falling for populism, the president of the French Senate has said. Gérard Larcher, who is second under the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte walk along the parliament in The Hague, Netherlands,  prior to the Summit in Sibiu. Photograph: EPA

Ireland and the Netherlands intend to stand firm on the issue of tax sovereignty, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Both countries have been criticis(...)

Zoe Weber Hall and Aoife Munro from Dublin enjoy the mild spring weather in Dublin’s Merrion Square. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland has had one of its mildest winters and Dublin its mildest winter since records began more than 160 years ago. All parts of the country had te(...)

Met Éireann says conditions are due to turn wet and windy in coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times/File photo

Ireland is bracing itself for up to a week of bad weather as the remnants of Storm Diana brings heavy rain and wind across the country. Heavy rain is(...)

The Republic ranks seventh in terms of the percentage of those who volunteer, ninth in the world in terms of the percentage of the population who donate to charity and 25th in terms of helping strangers. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe when it comes to charity giving and volunteering, according to new research. The Charities Aid Founda(...)

CEO John Kearney (left) and pilot Capt John Murray after Ireland’s first charity air ambulance service touched down at Kerry Airport following its first flight from Wales. Photograph: Don MacMonagle/PA Wire

Ireland’s first privately funded air ambulance service is set to become operational within the next six weeks. The AW109 helicopter has been leased (...)

A weather system nicknamed as the “beast from the east” is heading our way, bringing with it freezing temperatures and the likelihood of heavy snow. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is heading for its coldest snap since the snows of December 2010 brought the country to a halt. The weather system nicknamed as the “beast f(...)

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