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 Former Stobart Air pilots and members of  the Irish Airline Pilots Association  protest at the Department of Health where they handed in a letter to Tony Holohan over Nphet’s opposition to the use of antigen testing for international travel. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Stobart Air workers received emails telling them of the airline’s closure. Its owner, British aviation and(...)

A Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from Ryanair flight number FR4978 in Minsk International Airport. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The diversion of a Ryanair flight to Belarus, allowing a prominent critic to be arrested, was a “premeditated breach of all the international aviation(...)

Iftas 2021: Normal People is nominated in a staggering 15 categories

The nominations for the 2021 Iftas – the Irish Film and Television Academy awards – in the film and TV drama categories have been unveiled. David Frey(...)

In her book Unwell Women, Elinor Cleghorn lays  bare the unbelievable and sometimes horrific treatment of women for millennia in the name of medicine. Photograph: Penguin Random House

Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, believed that women were controlled by their uteruses. The father of modern gynaecology, James Marion Sim(...)

 Belarusian opposition activist Roman Protasevich;   chairman of the investigative committee Dmitry Gora;   Belarusian transport and communications ministry director  Artyom Sikorsky; chief of the air force    Maj Gen Igor Golub; and   Col  Andrey Filatov attend a press conference held by the Belarusian foreign ministry. Photograph: Ramil Nasibulin/EPA

He faces more than a decade in a grisly Belarusian prison for his political activities, but on Monday, Roman Protasevich took a seat beside generals a(...)

Migrants flee as a fire burns in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos in September 2020. File photograph: Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP/Getty

Four Afghan asylum-seekers were sentenced to 10 years in prison in Greece on Saturday for their part in a fire that destroyed the Moria migrant camp (...)

Gareth Southgate: “I understand that on this island, we have a desire to protect our values and traditions – as we should – but that shouldn’t come at the expense of introspection and progress.” Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Gareth Southgate was lying on a beach in Greece thinking about Eddie McGoldrick. It was June 1994 and Ray Houghton had just scored against Italy in Ne(...)

Functions that are locally controlled in almost every other European country – policing, health and social care, schools – are in Ireland almost entirely controlled from the centre.

I live in the United States for part of the year, in a prosperous university town. Property prices are high – and so are property taxes. It is not unu(...)

There’s something about the Euros, the quadrennial showpiece of continental football, that makes it more engrossing than any other competition in this global sport. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/ EPA

The World Cup is bigger. The Champions League is harder to win. But there’s something about the Euros, the quadrennial showpiece of continental footba(...)

When the UK was an EU member, the euro zone only covered just over 70% of the EU economy; today it constitutes 85%.

Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) finally began in January 1999, after a long period of gestation, with the move to the euro coming three years later.(...)

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