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Medical devices including drug coated stents may not be available in the Republic if the UK crashes out of the EU. Photograph: iStock

As much as 40 per cent of medical devices used in the Republic will not be accessible in the event of a no-deal Brexit because authorised bodies in th(...)

View of Ceuta from the city’s centre. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

In Ceuta’s bustling commercial centre, large panels on the pavement advertise the fact that the local Burger King’s meals contain halal meat. This mee(...)

 Josephine O’Reilly, from Dún Laoghaire, protesting at Rehab with the campaign group Justice for Polio Survivors in 2018. Photograph: Andres Poveda

“Polio” was a word that struck dread into the hearts of Irish parents during the 1940s and 1950s. Until the invention of a vaccine, the epidemic could(...)

The El Tarajal border point between Ceuta and Morocco. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Mohamed arrived in Ceuta only a few weeks ago and since then he has tried to stow away on trucks and lorries boarding ferries for the Spanish mainland(...)

Colm Kelleher: will remain a senior adviser to Morgan Stanley

Irish man Colm Kelleher, the second-most-senior executive at Morgan Stanley, is retiring at the end of June, setting the scene for a lengthy contest b(...)

A medical worker in protective wear attending to a patient in a “bio-secure” plastic cube at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo in December. Photograph: Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi/The New York Times

A quarter of people surveyed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola hotspots believed the virus was not real, a study said on Wednesday, as the worl(...)

Police officers help migrants to disembark from the merchant ship Elhiblu 1 in Senglea, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A group of migrants accused of hijacking a merchant vessel in the Mediterranean disembarked in Malta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took con(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and German chancellor Angela Merkel greet  Xi Jinping at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The 14th-century admonition that “He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon” is the mantra these days of many European leaders. The devil in(...)

Mary Robinson: ‘In Africa I saw the devastating impacts [of climate change] on poor farmers, villagers and communities.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Denial of climate change is not just ignorant, but “malign and evil”, because it denies the human rights of the most vulnerable people on the planet, (...)

Workers offload food aid from a South African National Defence Force helicopter on Monday in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Buzi, near Beira, Mozambique. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Fresh fundraising appeals have been made to provide relief to hundreds of thousands people in Southern Africa who are suffering in the aftermath of Cy(...)

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