Newly-filed accounts show Citibank Europe reported a pre-tax profit of $720 million in 2015 versus $878 million a year earlier

Citibank Europe, which is headquartered in Ireland, saw profits and revenues decline last year due to what it described as a challenging business env(...)

Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto  in Prague, Czech Republic. “This is the kind of blackmail that will lead nowhere,” said Mr Szijjarto of the “fairness mechanism” on migrants proposed by the European Commission. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Central European states have flatly rejected European Union plans for a new system to spread the burden of the migration crisis, which would impose su(...)

In 2014, one in eight children in Ireland (11.2 per cent) were in consistent poverty. File photograph: Getty Images

Amid the upbeat headline figures in the latest Measuring Ireland’s Progress report are ominous indications of inequality and continuing high levels o(...)

Many consistently confuse the Czech Republic, with its predecessor, Czechoslovakia, or its cousin, Slovakia. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

The Czech Republic is set to change is name to “Czechia” in an effort to achieve greater recognition on the global stage. The Czechs, pushed and pu(...)

Protesters show their solidarity with migrants detained in Czech refugee detention centres in Prague last November. The Czech government had backed a scheme run by church groups to resettle Christians driven from their homes by extremist organisations like Islamic State.  Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

A bold project to bring Iraqi Christian refugees to a sceptical central Europe has been terminated, after almost one-third of the new arrivals rejecte(...)

Anglo Irish Bank’s branch in Austria was among the small number of banks that were repeatedly recommended by Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca (M(...)

Each car is hand-built over 10 days and only 60  units are produced   for the worldwide market each year

How do you increase the list price of a car more than 10-fold and make a small family compact competitive with a high-end Ferrari at the same time? Th(...)

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PROBLEM: My son is in transition year and attends a fee-paying school in Dublin. He has always been curious about medicine. However, I don’t think he(...)

An anti-refugee  rally in Prague:  to cheers from the crowd, Czech president Milos Zeman  denounced members of Prague’s liberal elite “who assume the right to tell us what values we should be upholding”. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

From the schedule pinned up in the Klinika community centre in Prague, there is little clue as to why a suspected neo-Nazi mob hurled bricks through i(...)

A rat feasts on sewage: Almost a million people are served by 121 water treatment plants officially classified as “at risk”. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth

Putting a price on water prompts us not to waste it, decreasing the overall amount that must be treated and pumped. Remove water charging and the fina(...)