As Ireland heads to the polls, it expects not change but more of the same.
"The era of big government is over," Bill Clinton memorably declared in his 1996 State of the Union address, and few disagreed with him. But since the financial crisis, Leviathan has risen from its slumber.
Little-known and often misreported, Belarus under Alexander Lukashenko is a well-kept secret — a boo
In the summer of 1422, Henry V, founder of the Plantagenet empire and one of the decisive figures in world history, was at the Château de Vincennes, near Paris, when he was struck down by dysentery.
Berlusconi is back from the dead, but perversely, it is the right that will benefit as Italy slips i
“Guardians of women’s rights” in the British liberal press have rushed to condemn the WikiLeaks foun
Europe’s rust belt is now a cultural hot spot
The popular consensus is that Ireland’s debts are unpayable and the “rescue package” simply adds to
Washington clamps down on the leader of WikiLeaks, spy paranoia in London, to Oldham for a by-electi
Despite all the gloom, there’s still humour to be found in the WikiLeaks revelations.
The financial crash has not turned out to be a social-democratic moment as some expected. In Britain
If Ireland's economic model has been discredited, its political class has been disgraced.
George Osborne once wrote that the rest of Europe had much to learn from the Irish. Sadly it looks a
Iceland’s deficit has been helped by thermal energy and aluminium smelting, Ireland has nothing like
The former Celtic Tiger is to receive around €80-90bn
Controversial US Embassy surveillance programme
Group includes doctors and a high-ranking health official
As austerity grips Spain, a generation faces a future of long-term unemployment.
The end was inevitable: the last years of Silvio Berlusconi's period as Prime Minister have been col
Ireland and Canada offer contrasting warnings from the front line of the budget deficit wars.
Even in one of the great egalitarian nations, inequality still exists.
France may have issued a warning about the terror threat in the UK -- but the threat itself has not
The Film Interview: Erik Gandini on celebrity culture in modern Italy.
Parody map labels the UK "Mummy", France "smelly people", and Iceland "Wikileaks".
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, talks to Ian Williams about his critics, Israel and the chall
Holocaust comparisons create confusion and inaction when dealing with potential crimes against human
Calls to ban revisionist historian from planned trip to Poland.
Five men aged between 26 and 50 arrested under the Terrorism Act.