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Origin Enterprises chief executive Tom O’Mahony. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Agri-services group Origin Enterprises beat analyst estimates by posting increased profits helped by improved fertiliser and feed volumes at the busin(...)

Liviu Dragnea guides the government from behind the scenes. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Liviu Dragnea is set to remain the de facto leader of Romania’s government after surviving a challenge from rebels inside his ruling Social Democratic(...)

Rights groups in Romania are urging people to boycott the ballot.  Photograph: Reuters/Bogdan Cristel

Romania set an October 6-7th date for a referendum to change the constitutional definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman, aimed at (...)

The Brazilian population in Ireland has also increased substantially in recent years with 13,640 living in the State. Photograph: iStock

The number of Spaniards living in the State has risen by more than three-quarters in recent years while the Romanian population has grown 69 per cent,(...)

Ireland must ramp up security measures against the spread of a deadly disease threatening pig farmers across Europe, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has warned.

Ireland must ramp up security measures against the spread of a deadly disease threatening pig farmers across Europe, Minister for Agriculture Michael (...)

Four people were being held by the Garda  on suspicion of being members of an organised crime gang. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Four people were being held by the Garda on Thursday on suspicion of being members of an organised crime gang, following a major search operation targ(...)

Across the UK, detention rates have increased fivefold since the now prime minister, Theresa May, took the helm of the Home Office in 2010. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

A record number of citizens from European Union member states were detained on immigration grounds and deported from Northern Ireland in 2016, the yea(...)

We all remember the last “soft landing” predicted for the housing sector. Wasn’t it just like floating down from a cloud on to a big pile of marshmallows using a picnic blanket as a parachute?

Everything was fine this week until the ratings agency Standard & Poors (S&P) apparently predicted a “soft landing” for the Irish property mar(...)

Muhammad Shakeel (33), a tailor from Sialkot, Pakistan, cooks  lamb stew for migrants staying at a derelict dormitory in Bihac, northwest Bosnia. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

They call it “the game”, and its risks and rewards can be life-changing. For thousands of migrants now gathered here in northwest Bosnia, winning the(...)

A major global study has concluded there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption. Photo: Press Association

Can we finally shake off the unwelcome moniker of the drunken Irish? Yes and no according to a major international study on alcohol consumption. It fo(...)

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