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Health ministers from 11 countries are to meet on Tuesday to discuss progress with the European Vaccine Action Plan, which includes the aspired elimination of measles and rubella. Photograph: istock

A leading doctor has said the rising incidence of measles in Ireland could be due to a previous shortfall in vaccinations that has caught up on the po(...)

Had vaccination levels exceeded 95 per cent of the target population, measles may well have been eradicated by now. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

In an ideal world the current outbreak of measles in Limerick and Dublin would not be happening. Ireland would have established herd immunity against (...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel with Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has told Serbia that it must accept the sovereignty of Kosovo if it wants to join the European Union, in a blunt message that was welcomed in (...)

 Learning to love: Deborah Somorin “I’d start to fall in love with a foster family’s dog or something, and then I’d have to move” For Deborah So(...)

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Irish biopharmaceutical firm Amryt has signed a new distribution agreement, its fourth in recent months. The company, whcih focuses on rare diseases(...)

New Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila in the parliament in Bucharest on Monday. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via Reuters

Romania has its first female prime minister after deputies approved a new government led by Viorica Dancila, but she will face close EU scrutiny and (...)

Czech presidential candidate Jiri Drahos and incumbent Milos Zeman attend a televised debate ahead of an election run-off, in Prague. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Twenty-eight years ago, Simon Panek was looking ahead to a bright future for a Czechoslovakia that had suddenly been freed from communism by the Velve(...)

There’s a moment in Easy Rider when Peter Fonda looks at his watch and throws it away. Perhaps he had the right idea. No timepiece since Christopher W(...)

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Cosmology tells us that the universe has no centre. Regular patrons of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival would do well to remind themselves (...)

 Protesters in front of parliament in Bucharest. Thousands gathered to protest against the changes to the judiciary system pushed in parliament by the leftist ruling party Social Democracy Party. Photograph: Robert Ghement

Romania has joined the ranks of EU member states at loggerheads with the European Commission over its adherence to the rule of law. President Jean Cl(...)

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