"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin on Wednesday crying foul over planned new water charges. It was the latest in a series of
Irish President Michael D Higgins has been welcomed to the UK by the Royal Family on the first state visit by an Irish head of state.
It is another
On the referendum to abolish the Senate, Ireland has voted ‘No’.
The result will be an embarrassment to Taoiseach Enda Kenny who called for the
The Republic of Ireland has decided to keep its upper house of parliament, the Seanad.
In a referendum, voters narrowly rejected a government call
Denmark, Sweden and New Zealand all did it. Today, Ireland decides whether to abolish the Irish upper chamber, known as the Seanad, or Senate.
The Irish government has said it will seek a 10 billion euro credit line when its EU-IMF bailout expires later this year.
Finance Minister Michael
Police in Northern Ireland say they have foiled an attempt to attack a police station with mortar bombs, after recovering the weapons from a van in a
For decades the Irish Catholic church took in abandoned and illegitimate girls in what seemed an act of mercy.
Now a six-month government inquiry
Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny took to the stage of the European Parliament in Strasbourg to outline his priorities at the helm of the EU Presidency
It’s one of Ireland’s most emotional and sensitive debates – abortion.
In Ireland, it is a criminal act which could send both patient and doctor
It’s the turn of the Irish to run the EU for six months. What are they going to do and has recession changed their legendary euro-enthusiasm
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has used the official curtain raiser for his country’s EU presidency to urge the UK not to loosen its ties with
Ireland takes over the EU presidency for six months on January 1st.
Dublin says its main priority is “getting the European economy back on track”
The Irish government says it is on the road to recovery, but still hit the country’s long-suffering people with a new 3.5 billion euro dose of
Former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern has resigned from the Fianna Fail party.
He was set to be expelled within days after an inquiry found he