Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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The Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, has announced households made up of two adults or more will have to pay €160 a year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Another Q&A about Irish Water? Seriously? Have we not been here before? Yes, yes we have. This is the fifth water-based Q&A we’ve done in just(...)

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Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly arriving at Government Buildings for the Cabinet meeting on water charges this morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 5:54

The second of two Cabinet meetings on the upcoming water charges package began at 1pm this afternoon at Government Buildings and is currently under wa(...)

Demonstrators show symbolic red cards to Czech president Milos Zeman during a protest rally in Prague.  Photograph: Reuters

Flanked by fellow heads of state from around central Europe, Czech leader Milos Zeman mounted a Prague stage to recall the revolutions that chased com(...)

 Klaus Iohannis salutes the crowds  in central Bucharest Romania yesterday.  He  defied expectations to win Romania’s presidential election yesterday, inflicting a shock defeat on prime minister Victor Ponta. Photograph: Raed Krishan/EPA

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 Joanna Lambe and Michaela Walsh: no longer a case of being on Taylor’s undercard. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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Romania’s Paul Papp celebrates scoring his sides first against Northern Ireland in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at the Arena Nationala, Bucharest.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

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Stefan Johansen put Celtic ahead in Romania with a brilliant 32nd-minute strike, only for the Glasgow club to be pegged back. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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ROMANIA: civilians cross Bucharest on a truck waving flags where the communist symbol has been cut off
1989’s other revolutions
  • Europe
  • November 6, 2014, 06:00

At a remove of 25 years, many people remember the collapse of communism in eastern Europe starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall.But by the time th(...)