Andrzej Duda casts his ballot next to his wife Agata and daughter Kinga at a polling station in Krakow on Sunday. Photograph: Mateusz Skwarczek/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters

(...) in foreign policy and in the passage of legislation, and also controls who heads the central bank(...)

‘The Central Bank bought into what its boom-time governor John Hurley (above) referred to in his appearance before the banking inquiry on Thursday as the “soft-landing consensus”.’   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...) outcome was a supervisory policy of not-so-benign neglect that left the banks totally unprepared for a(...)

 Billy Graham at his home  near Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. Photograph:  Charles Ommanney/Getty Images

Graham ever exercised much influence on public policy. But he says that Graham did exercise considerable(...)

The number of people living with dementia is expected to increase from the current 48,000  to 96,000 in 2031 and more than 140,000 by 2041. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

(...) in terms of policy.” The Five Steps to Living Well with Dementia initiative, funded through the HSE(...)

Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory  apologises to the three women who were “let down” by the North’s Public Prosecution Service

(...) policy and guidance and a lack of strategic thinking. But centrally and most importantly, rather than(...)

Mohammad Rafique with his wife, Rafika Begum, three-year-old Waheeda and seven-year-old Jamalida. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

(...) temporarily reversed their policy of turning away these “boat people”, a mirror image of those fleeing war in(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left), Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and Latvia prime minister Laimdota Straujuma before the Eastern Partnership summit session in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Ints Kalnins

(...) reconfirming the “high importance” the EU attaches to its eastern partnership policy. But even before it drew(...)

Greek prime minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras (right) and the president of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer at an Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Valda Kalnina

Thursday that the single currency was “not just about monetary policy . . . but also the dignity of the(...)

Seán Murray, one of Ireland’s most prominent communist leaders and a life-long devotee of Stalin’s Russia

(...) uncovered a “vast gulf between Comintern policy . . . and Irish practice” suggests he has missed the wood(...)

Protest: Moroccans demonstrate against Islamist premier Abdelilah Benkirane, who urged women to stay at home and look after their families. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty

(...) and Hymens is an expansion of her earlier punchy and divisive essay published in Foreign Policy(...)