The European Union has kept peace among member states, but some are finding the ties that bind are becoming too tight, writes Caroline O’Doherty


Daily images from across the globe

Mary Jose Cristerna, a Mexican known as The Vampire Woman, poses for the public to take portraits of her during the annual Venezuela Tattoo International Expo in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Tattoo artists from around the world are gathering for the four-day event that also includes under the skin implants and body piercing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)



Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane was accused of following a taxi, swearing, and being aggressive after the driver told the former Ireland and Manchester United captain to 'smile'.
Police probe Roy Keane road rage claims

Police in Manchester are investigating an alleged road rage incident involving assistant Republic of Ireland manager Roy Keane, after a taxi driver claimed he told the former Manchester United captain to "smile".


South Africa death squad leader to be freed

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed ‘Prime Evil’ for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole after more than 20 years in prison.


Calls for 5% pay hikes for workers

The leader of the country’s largest trade union will today announce a campaign for 5% pay rises across the economy and for the introduction of a minimum "living" wage of €11.45 across a number of sectors.


Ditching the chemicals in cosmetics to be 100% organic fantastic

Fashion & Beauty

Get in the mood for spring with these beauty productsBy Katie Wright

Food & Drink

Delicious ways to enjoy your preservesBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Give your child a choice in what they wearBy Helen O’Callaghan

Home & Interiors

Wish list: Cute handcrafted family plaques


You’ll have a whale of a time in Ardmore, Waterford

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Ross O’ Carroll-Kelly still has the roight stuff


10 amazing facts you didn’t know about Irish birdsRichard Fitzpatrick