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Sarah Fitzgibbon and her daughter Poppy.

Sarah Fitzgibbon’s youngest daughter Poppy was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy at 13 months. Now 11 years old, Poppy has profound and multiple l(...)

A participant in th eCork St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Cork: Women who have represented Cork politically at both local and national level served as a collective group of Grand Marshals at the St Patrick’s(...)

The Irish soldiers from the Kosovo Peacekeeping Forces (KFOR) patrol near the village of Lapusnik in on February 14th, 2008. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland should consider joining a Defence Union of the EU, according to Fine Gael’s four Members of the European Parliament. Brian Hayes, Mairead McG(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe endorsed the idea of a European Monetary Fund alongside other “like-minded” EU member states. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A European Monetary Fund (EMF) should be established to have greater responsibility for the development and monitoring of financial assistance program(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) kisses president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci during a tour of Balkan states last week. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Enlargement of its membership has been the European Union’s most important geopolitical tool to deal with continental instability for four decades. It(...)

Latvia’s prime minister Maris Kucinskis: the Baltic state sought to restore confidence in its scandal-hit banking sector.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Latvian officials are due to hold an emergency meeting on Monday after the European Central Bank wound up the country’s third-largest lender, ABLV, wh(...)

A Central Statistics Office report notes a significant educational attainment gap between the genders among those aged in their 20s and early 30s. File photograph: Getty Images

Young women are much more likely to have third-level qualifications than young men, new figures show. A Central Statistics Office report notes a sign(...)

Plugged in: the Scandinavian/Baltic countries continue to lead the way in terms of the take-up of fibre broadband in Europe

Despite criticism of the Government’s broadband strategy, Ireland has joined a select group of European countries that have a minimum 1 per cent of ho(...)

Mark O’Halloran and Pat Shortt. Photographs: Alan Betson and Brian McEvoy

When did you last cry? Mark: I’m a great person for crying at films, I have to say. Pat: Yeah Mark: I love when that happens because it means you’r(...)

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir: hoping for a warm reception in Dublin

As the whole world must have heard by now, we Irish are officially the most oppressed people ever, a fact recognised by even northern unionists, via t(...)

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