Albania

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The man’s wife said she was thrown from a bus in Albania. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A couple who came to Ireland after allegedly being subject to politically related violence in their native Albania have won their High Court challenge(...)

 Defence Forces personnel awaiting flights to escort passengers to their mandatory hotel quarantine at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

People arriving from 26 more countries, including Israel, Nigeria and Serbia, have to book a space in the State’s hotel quarantine system if they inte(...)

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has been one of the key players for the club in recent years. File photograph: Getty Images

Gareth Southgate has challenged disappointed Trent Alexander-Arnold to fight his way back into his Euro 2020 plans after surprisingly overlooking the (...)

Serbia  received the first batch of an expected 2 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in December and plans to start producing it this year. Photograph: Saeed Kaari / Imam Khomeini Airport City/AFP via Getty Images

In the race to protect people against coronavirus, no country in mainland Europe has vaccinated a bigger share of its population than Serbia, and its (...)

Sanna Elkadiri, employee of Het Wereldhuis nursing home, receives the first Pfizer vaccine in Veghel. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

The Netherlands has begun its Covid-19 vaccination programme, nearly two weeks after many European Union nations. Sanna Elkadiri, a nurse at a care h(...)

Stephen Kenny: “It (the media attention) was a big surprise (but) it’s not a concern for me.” Photograph: Inpho

Stephen Kenny says he will take what he gets when Ireland’s World Cup fixture list is finalised by Fifa on Tuesday. And the Republic of Ireland manage(...)

About 21,000 steel and concrete pillboxes were built each year from 1975 until 1983, when the “bunkerisation of Albania” concluded. Photograph: Getty

When the members of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania agreed in 1971 to build a vast network of concrete bunkers across the coun(...)

Syrian children in the south of Idlib prvoince at a camp for the displaced near the border with Turkey last year.  Ireland allocated more than  than €25m  to the Syria crisis in 2019. File photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

State spending on overseas development aid rose by nearly 10 per cent in 2019 with the Government set to increase spending by an additional €21 mil(...)

Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

Bóthar was established in Limerick in 1989 to send dairy cows to communities in Africa and has since grown to gifting goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits and bees to the developing world. File photograph: Getty

The Charities Regulator has appointed inspectors to carry out a statutory investigation into the charity Bóthar that gifts livestock to communities in(...)

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