Liga Legzdina, a native Latvian who converted to Islam, on a bus in a suburb of the capital Riga. The government in Latvia is working on proposed legislation that would ban face-covering veils worn by Muslim women from public spaces. Photograph: Reinis Hofmanis/The New York Times

With her niqab, a face-covering Islamic veil that reveals just the wearer’s eyes, Liga Legzdina stands out amid pine trees, grasslands and wood-panell(...)

Making a comeback: from city bikes to high-end models, Pelago bikes are beautifully designed with a loyal and growing following

Europe’s cycling renaissance has brought forth a new generation of companies whose back-to-basics bikes – including upright city bikes – promise year(...)

Migrants board  a ferry in the port of Mytilene, Lesbos island, Greece, on April 4th.  Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Just hours before the first deportations of migrants from Greece to Turkey under the European Union’s controversial agreement with Ankara took place,(...)

Frontex police escort migrants, who are being deported from Lesbos, on to a ferry before it returns to Turkey on April 4th, 2016 in Lesbos, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

In an early morning operation conducted under heavy security, the first deportations of migrants and asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey under the re(...)

 Commander of US European Command Gen Philip Breedlove. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

The US military said on Wednesday it would deploy rotations of US-based armoured brigade combat teams to Europe, part of an effort to counter what the(...)

Elaine Stenson (33): “People seem to be more more optimistic now than they were when I left”

As soon as the crash happened, emigration reared its ugly head. Young and not so young people faced with few job opportunities felt they had little op(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood with former party leader John Hume at the conclusion of the conference. Photograph by Declan Roughan

The Assembly election on May 5th must be a referendum on the record of Stormont leadership from Sinn Féin and the DUP over the last nine years, the SD(...)

Of the Irish companies surveyed, 2 per cent had a female chair and 8 per cent a female chief executive

Companies that have more female leaders do better financially, according to a new report which shows that women are still underrepresented at board le(...)

Saturday Morning Walk the cobbled streets and see some famous landmarks like the Freedom Monument. Take a selfie at the House of Blackheads (above) a(...)

Ruairi Quinn: “Ireland is a very conservative country. There are only two countries of the 28 EU member states that have never had a Labour-led, or even majority Labour government: Latvia and Ireland.” Photograph: Frank Miller

There is a poignancy about the rows of black-and-white photographs of Labour TDs that line the long corridor leading to Ruairí Quinn’s Leinster House (...)