The two wounds on “Skull 17”, as it is known, were sustained on the forehead, above the left eye, and were extremely close to each other.  Photograph: Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films/Reuters

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Ireland, Co Limerick: O’Donovan and Associates,  €450,000

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Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt – flanked by British PM David Cameron – whose decision to call an early general election marks the latest spate of electoral activity across Europe. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/AP Photo

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“There were very few people out there – If I saw someone every half hour, I would be surprised,” said Maureen, a New Yorker who asked that her last name not be used. Photograph: Getty Images

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EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday to announce plans for other EU member states to take 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

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Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, which is on the cusp of finalising its bid for Aer Lingus

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A financial trader monitors data on computer screens at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Tuesday and sterling rose to a 2-1/2 month high against a struggling euro as Greece’s ongoing debt drama offset bumper airline(...)

Ireland is not the only EU country to have experienced dramatic changes to its political landscape last weekend. Sunday’s municipal and autonomous com(...)

Kerry Airport. It recorded a profit after tax of almost €19,000 in 2014, up from  €4,100 in 2013

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Ada Colau at a press conference to evaluate Sunday’s election results in Barcelona. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP

Wiping tears from her eyes, Ada Colau, who is almost certain to be the new mayor of Barcelona, summed up her triumph in the city’s election as she add(...)